To be or not to be…whether you can watch your favorite performances while living in apartments near Full Sail is the question! Well my thespian friend, you are in luck! If you enjoy the dramatic arts, there are several theatres and playhouses within a short distance to the Full Sail University area.
Perhaps the most prominent theatre in the Orlando area is the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. It replaced the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center which was built in 1926. The venue offers performances ranging from Broadway theatre-class plays and musicals, to ballets and orchestral performances. The center, located in Downtown Orlando and a short drive away from Full Sail apartments, also hosts many charity and social events throughout the year.
If you're in the mood for something a little more off the beaten path, try the Mad Cow Theatre. Also located Downtown off of Church Street, this venue presents classic and contemporary plays and musicals for a wide variety of audiences. With works representing the best of American and World literature, it is one of the most established venues in the Central Florida area. It is also host for the annual 18 day Cabaret Festival and is in close proximity to apartments near Full Sail.
From humble beginnings came the Orlando Repertory and Orlando Shakespeare Theatres, both in partnership with the University of Central Florida. Both provide family-friendly performances, producing classic, contemporary and children's plays. Both theaters also offer workshops for budding actors and actresses, teaching youth the importance of the dramatic arts.
The Plaza Theatre, located off of Colonial Drive, is an Orlando staple in the community. This venue offers a more intimate setting and hosts a number of plays, musical performances, comedic acts and series. Nicknamed the "rocking chair theatre," it has undergone a major transformation since its early days as a two-screened movie theatre.
If you are looking to get out of the hustle and bustle of the Downtown area, be sure to check out the Wayne Dench Performing Arts Center in Downtown Sanford. Located in Seminole County and only a short drive away, this historic theatre set its roots in 1922. The venue offers music, plays and many other forms of live entertainment.
There are many other theatres and playhouses located near Full Sail apartments, it really just depends on what type of performances you want to see! If you are a student, there are a ton of resources on campus that you could take advantage of that will point you in the right direction. Also, you can check with your apartment community's office to see if they have any listing of local, civic, and/or cultural events. Many people working in the office know the area very well and are privy to most of the events going on in the Central Florida area. Be sure to check out local events calendars online to see when your favorite show will be making its way to your favorite venue!