Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Standing majestically alongside the scenic New River, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, home of the Florida Grand Opera, is consistently ranked among the top 10 most-visited theaters in the world. This world-class venue features shows from the best of Broadway to award-winning local and international cultural programming. Year-round events include ballet and dance performances, opera, music, theater, family entertainment, teen programs and more.

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts supports a variety of cultural venues throughout the community, including Parker Playhouse, Miramar Cultural Center/Artspark, Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center and Aventura Arts & Cultural Center.

201 S.W. 5th Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

At a glance

  • Welcoming more than 600,000 patrons each year, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents more than 700 performances each year, including Broadway musicals, operas, ballets, concerts, plays, multi-cultural performances, lectures, workshops and educational events.
  • The Center opened in 1991 with a performance of Phantom of the Opera. Its theaters and public spaces were updated and refreshed in 2014. At the same time, the Center added two new buildings, the Huizenga Pavilion and the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center.
  • Overlooking the New River, the Center anchors Fort Lauderdale’s popular downtown arts and entertainment district.
  • The Center is home to one of the country’s largest arts-in-education programs, serving more than 150,000 students annually.
Host your next event with us

An extraordinary destination for memorable moments and special events

At the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, we know how to put on a spectacular show. Our campus offers a spectacular atmosphere to make a dramatic impression on your guests for the most important day of your life. As one of South Florida’s premier entertainment venues, we offer a wide variety of unique settings to showcase your once-in-a lifetime event.

The Broward Center is your magnificent destination for extraordinary events and memorable moments. We cater to your every need and can host everything from lavish wedding receptions to charity galas, bridal and baby showers, luncheons, rehearsal dinners, teas, bar mitzvahs and quinceaneras.

Our professional catering and event staff will provide you with personal service and inspiration to make your dreams come true. For more information about renting this space and for your catering needs, please call 954.660.6380.

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The Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment Consortium is supported by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau. For additional cultural events happening throughout Broward County please visit Copyright 2020 ® Riverwalk a&e. All Rights Reserved.