Join the Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre as they push the envelope with comedy, drama and musicals. You'll find classics with a twist and local premiers, too. The critics and local residents love this entertainment venue, and you will too.
Through comedy, drama and musicals in productions of revivals, classics, local premiers and original plays, the Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre (ABET) has earned a diverse and expanding audience. With a reputation for high-quality productions, ABET brings the excitement of live theater to all patrons. The theater offers workshops for children and adults, placing emphasis on developing new talent with original plays and neglected classics.
The theater was founded in the early 1990s as a non-profit endeavor. A talented group of theater experts decided that the Atlantic Beach area near Jacksonville needed a theater to bring original works, mainstream comedy, drama and more to the masses. Since then, the theater has garnered raves from critics and a loyal and growing following among local residents and visitors alike.
The Florida Theatre is the beloved, refurbished epicenter of arts and culture in downtown Jacksonville. The historic entertainment venue has been completely refurbished and renovated into a concert venue for live performances, including ballet, opera, pop, jazz, rock and more.
The Florida Theatre first opened in 1927 and was Jacksonville's 15th movie theater. It was the largest and most lavish theater in the city, equipped with a rooftop garden, a nursery for patrons' children, air conditioning and vacuuming systems.
Over the next few decades, the theater was used as a venue for many different events. From movie screen bingo, "Screeno," to one of Elvis Presley's first performances and civic events like fashion shows to first-run film screenings, The Florida Theatre had it all for a long while. In the 70s things slowed down for the theater and it eventually closed in 1980.
It didn't take very long for the city to revive the Florida Theatre. By October of 1983, the theater was fully restored, remodeled and ready for a new chapter in Florida Theatre history.
Offering over 200 cultural and entertainment events each year, The Florida Theatre is recognized as one of the finest concert venues in the Southeast. From ballet and opera to contemporary pop, jazz, rock, country and blues, the theater's productions are for every taste and seen by over 250,000 people annually.
The unique blend of musical and dramatic presentations has become the primary source for national and international professional productions in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. FSCJ Artist Series presents Brodway in Jacksomville at Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts or Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts.
Browse for ideas and take home plenty of samples and goodies from special shows like the Jacksonville Home & Patio Show, the Southern Women's Show, Christmas Made in the South and other events at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center. There's always an event going on, and you won't be disappointed.
The Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center is a versatile venue with plenty of room for small or large events. The 265,000-square-foot building boasts two exhibition halls, several ballrooms and meeting spaces.
The venue has hosted events like the Jacksonville Home & Patio Show, the Southern Women's Show, Christmas Made in the South and other community events.
The convention center was built incorporating Jacksonville's Union Station. The JTA has plans to re-open passenger travel down the Florida East Coast Railway and eventually a commuter rail, making the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center a railroad terminal as well.
You'll appreciate the historical significance of Theatre Jacksonville, named Jacksonville's "Official Theatre" in 1972. Since then, this entertainment venue has produced classic plays like "Little Women," "The Importance of Being Earnest," "Arsenic and Old Lace," "Taming of the Shrew," "Wizard of Oz," "The Crucible," "Oklahoma" and many more.
In its 90 years of production, Theatre Jacksonville has produced classic plays like "Little Women," "The Importance of Being Earnest," "Arsenic and Old Lace," "Taming of the Shrew," "Wizard of Oz," "The Crucible," "Oklahoma" and many more. In 1972, the theater was recognized by the mayor as being Jacksonville's "Official Theatre."
The volunteer based community theater offers year round classes and workshops to young and adult actors. Theatre Jacksonville supports its actors, supplying exceptional training and education that will allow them to develop their own unique projects. Offering these opportunities ultimately helps the theater in its mission to broaden community and cultural understanding of theater arts.
The Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts is a center for professional and community artistry in downtown Jacksonville. A cornerstone of the downtown area, this beautiful three-venue facility is committed to supporting a wide range of entertainment experiences at the highest level of professionalism.