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
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).
210 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33880
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.
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.
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.
303 Ledwith Ave., Haines City, FL 33844
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.
121 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33801