When you first purchase Davie Fl real estate, you may think that the amenities in Fort Lauderdale are too far away to visit easily. What you’ll find, however, is that you can visit many of the fun things to do in Davie Fl by driving just a few miles into Fort Lauderdale. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is one of those things.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts: Overview
You may be surprised to learn that the Center is just 11 miles from downtown Davie. It’s not much of a trip to visit a theater ranked among the top ten theaters in the world in terms of number of visits. In fact, the Center hosts more than 700 performances a year to over 700,000 patrons.
Here’s what you’ll find at the Center:
- Broadway musicals
- Multi-Cultural performances
- Education Events
Besides all of those things, the Center offers arts-in-education programs that serve more than 150,000 students each year. It is among the largest programs of its kind in the United States.
The Center opened in February, 1991. That opening was the culmination of the efforts throughout the 1980s by government, business, and the private sector. The Center now serves as the foundation for a dynamic cultural district. It was reimagined starting in 2009 and by 2014, the theaters were updated, new dining options were added and all the public areas were refreshed.
Where to Dine
Downtown Fort Lauderdale offers a wide variety of restaurants for your dining pleasure before or after you attend an event at the Center. There is a select group of restaurants that participate in the Center’s Preferred Restaurant Program.
Restaurants that participate in the Program offer discounts and offers to patrons of the Center. These partners include some of the best dining in the city, and they are all located within easy reach of the Center. Simply present your ticket for the day’s performance and the offer will be yours. Here are just a few of the partners you can visit:
- 15th Street Fisheries
- Ruth’s Chris Steak House
- The Royal Pig Pub
Have you ever wondered if you had the talent to entertain? You can find out at the Center. Adult programs for individuals 18 and older include things like Comedy Improv, Acting, Singing, and Broadway Dance.
Get your senses ready for the performance you’ve chosen with pre-concert presentation that will give you an overview of the program for each event in the Broward Center Classical Series, the Gold Coast Jazz series and the Symphony of the Americas Series. The presentations are free, but you will need a separate ticket.
The Special Stars program accepts people 16 years and older who have physical or intellectual disabilities. The theater techniques the students learn help them to expand their verbal skills and build self-confidence in a supportive and nurturing environment.
Programs are also available for classes, schools and teens. In addition, your kids may enjoy a day camp or summer theater camp to hone their skills. You can also take advantage of Workshops and Intensives that continue to build skills and confidence.
There are several ways to get involved with the community through the Center.
- Adults and high school students can volunteer their time.
- College students can apply for internships in several areas.
- You can share your passion for the arts by donating to the Center.
- You can achieve estate-planning goals by donating a gift as charitable trusts, bequests, and more.
Finally, if you’re planning an event, consider the unique event spaces that range from cozy gatherings to grand receptions. For example, it’s an extraordinary place to hold a wedding reception, baby showers, and any other wedding-related event. The Center has a professional catering and event staff that will handle all the details and make your even one to remember.
Choose Davie Real Estate
There are many reasons to choose Davie homes for sale. Davie is a heavenly place to live and it’s very close to the big city amenities in Fort Lauderdale. If you’re making a move to or within Davie, we hope you’ll choose the Teri Arbogast Team, too. The local experts on our team treat every client like family.