Things to Do in Orlando: The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

If you are looking to explore all the great things we have to do here in Florida, we’ve got a great place for you to check out. The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has a plethora of entertainment options throughout the year. This incredible venue offers Broadway shows, live entertainment, educational programs, and more. Let’s dive into why we love this place so much.

First off, the Dr. Phillips Center is a beautiful building. Prior to moving, we traveled to Pittsburgh for theater shows and concerts. While I love the old historic theaters like the Benedum Center and the Byham Theater, there is something very stunning about this newer theater in the heart of downtown Orlando. This center boasts two theaters with another on the way as well as banquet halls. It easily hosts multiple events at a time.

There is a variety of entertainment options to explore at the Dr. Phillips Center. Honestly, it’s almost an overwhelming amount of shows and events to choose from. You’ll find Broadway shows like Frozen, CATS, and Shrek the Musical. We also noticed Hamilton and Wicked were coming in the 2023 season. We promptly put our names on the list to hopefully get season tickets. There are symphony performances, comedians like Wanda Sykes and Chris Rock, kid’s shows, and well-known artists like Alicia Keys and The Piano Guys. You can check out more of what’s on the calendar here.

We visited to see Frozen on Broadway and had a great time at this show. The seating is great throughout the entire Walt Disney Theater. As the rows go back further, it turns into stadium-type seating. Each row in the back is up higher than the row in front of you which makes it easier for everyone to see. Before the show, there are plenty of spots on multiple levels to grab a drink or a snack for the show. It seemed many people would arrive early to just grab a drink here with friends prior to the show. There were a lot of tables and chairs and seating throughout the building.

This is definitely a gem in Orlando and the source of many great opportunities to enrich yourself in the performing arts. It’s also another reason to love living in the Orlando area.  If you are interested in getting started on your Florida home purchase and taking advantage of all Florida has to offer, our Moving to Orlando REALTORS are here to help you navigate the market. Take a moment to fill out our contact form, and someone will be in contact with you!

Amy Krieger

Amy loves all things Disney from the theme parks and resorts to the beloved films. She and her husband, Paul, are originally from Wheeling, West Virginia. They now live in Central Florida with their two fur kids, Odie the greyhound and Hermes the Spanish galgo. As Disney Vacation Club members and Disney World Annual Passholders, they visit Disney World and other Disney properties as often as possible. Full time, Amy is the Manager of Loan Origination for Monera Financial, a World of DVC company where she helps buyers finance DVC contracts. She is also a contributing writer for a few DIS websites.

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