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Theatres + Performing Arts Venues in Lakeland and Polk County

Take your children to a musical or theater production geared toward kids and watch their imaginations soar.

Introducing children to the theater is a great way to develop a love of the arts. Check out the theaters and performing arts venues to find an upcoming performance that you and your family are sure to enjoy. {In addition to checking these venues’ websites, we also list many local performances on our Calendar – use the Music, Theater + Live Performances filter}.

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Florida Dance Theatre

Polk County’s only professional dance company! FDT also operates a training academy for students offering pre-ballet for ages 3-5, ballet, modern, jazz, tap, and hip hop, plus summer camps and summer intensives. Annual performances include the Nutcracker in December, fall and spring performance.

Dance Lessons | Theatres + Performing Arts Venues | Toddler Dance Classes
305 West Main Street, Lakeland, Florida 33815
Lakeland Community Theatre

Lakeland Community Theatre boasts a Main Stage season of five high quality productions; The Eunice Fuller Theatre for Youth three show season as well as classes, summer camps, workshops, Master Classes; The Out of the Box Troupe for special needs youth and adults, a Senior Troupe and many special productions and events each year.

Art, Music + Theater Field Trips | Drama + Theatre Classes | Homeschool Enrichment - Theater | Sensory Friendly + Special Needs Activities | Theatres + Performing Arts Venues | Volunteer Opportunities Available
121 South Lake Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Lakeland Symphony Orchestra

The Lakeland Symphony Orchestra is a Lakeland-based arts organization that produces and presents symphonic performances, ensemble concerts, school-based outreach, interactive family events, and an annual opera as part of a mission to connect, enrich, engage, and entertain. Formerly the Imperial Symphony Orchestra or ISO.

Art, Music + Theater Field Trips | Theatres + Performing Arts Venues | Volunteer Opportunities Available
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801
RP Funding Center (formerly Lakeland Center)

Central Florida’s Convention & Entertainment Destination! The RP Funding Center includes a convention center, arena and theater with a variety of Broadway shows, entertaining acts, and community events throughout the year. Home to the Florida Tropics SC of the Major Arena Soccer League and the Lakeland Magic, the Orlando Magic’s affiliate in the NBA G League.

Theatres + Performing Arts Venues
701 West Lime Street, Lakeland, Florida 33815
The Polk Theatre

The Polk Theatre is a historic theater in Lakeland, Florida. The 1,400 seat theatre was built in 1928 and has a mezzanine, a high balcony, a permanent backdrop of a “Venetian piazza,” an orchestral pit, high twinkling stars, a cloud-covered ceiling, and terrazo floor. Hosting classic movies, live performances, and a variety of community events.

Art, Music + Theater Field Trips | Movie Theaters | Theatres + Performing Arts Venues
139 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Theatre Winter Haven

Local Community Theatre in Winter Haven, Florida. Each year, Theatre Winter Haven produces a five-play Main Stage subscription season, a two-play Theatre for Young People’s series, a summer musical, two touring productions and a three-play staged reading series called StageRead.

Art, Music + Theater Field Trips | Drama + Theatre Classes | Homeschool Enrichment - Theater | Theatres + Performing Arts Venues
210 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Winter Haven, Florida 33880

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