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Community Theatre in Central Florida

By: Jessica Roberts

Central Florida’s theatre scene is lively and features many performances throughout the year in Winter Haven, Lakeland, Lake Wales and Haines City.

Theatre Winter Haven Performance 2019

Theatre Winter Haven Performance 2019

Theatre Winter Haven

The star of our shows is Florida’s most honored community theatre, Theatre Winter Haven. This theatre hosts more than 120 performances per year and features six mainstage productions each season, a Theatre Academy program, numerous Tribute Tuesday Series events and more. Its 50th Season will bring Coming Back Like a Song, Kinky Boots the Musical, The Wedding Singer and more.

When attending a performance, plan to arrive early so that you have time to view the work of local artists in Ridge Art Association’s gallery (adjacent to Theatre Winter Haven’s box office).

Theatre Details

210 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33880

Lakeland Community Theatre Performance 2019

Lakeland Community Theatre Performance 2019

Lakeland Community Theatre

In its 34th Season, Lakeland Community Theatre will feature five mainstage productions, including The Kitchen Witches, Roald Dahl’s Matilda: The Musical, and Ken Ludwig’s A Fox on the Fairway. Lakeland Community Theatre presents cutting edge, award winning and relevant dramatic literary works that are selected to expand, educate, engage and challenge the audience. These productions are for mature audiences and usually run between January and May.

Theatre Details

121 S. Lake Ave., Lakeland, FL 33801

Lake Wales Little Theatre

Since 1978, Lake Wales Little Theatre has been entertaining audiences with five performances each season, including one children’s production and one teen production. The name includes “Little Theatre” for a reason – the intimate 140-seat theater ensures that everyone has a great seat.

Theatre Details

411 N. 3rd St., Lake Wales, FL 33853

Haines City Community Theatre

Now in its 40th Season, Haines City Community Theatre began performing in the local high school auditorium and moved to their current location in 2014. This season they will feature three shows, including Squabbles, The Amorous Ambassador, and On Golden Pond.

Theatre Details

303 Ledwith Ave., Haines City, FL 33844

Historic Polk Theatre

Historic Polk Theatre

Polk Theatre

While the historic Polk Theatre in Lakeland does not host community theatre performances, we encourage visitors to view their calendar of events. This theatre, built in 1928, hosts classic films and current independent films. Tickets are usually just $8.00 and special concessions include house wine and beer.

Theatre Details

121 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33801

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