From Jupiter to West Palm Beach and from Lake Worth to Boca Raton, Palm Beach County and its surrounding areas offer a culturally diverse home to art, live music and theatre, film and dance. Both residents and Palm Beach’s two million visitors a year can soak up classical concerts, opera and ballet seven days a week.
Besides nightlife, men, women and children can soak up some of the nation’s finest professional cultural productions at spectacular venues, including Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Delray Beach Playhouse and Palm Beach Dramaworks in Downtown West Palm Beach. To top it all off, a number of arts and cultural activities are free to the South Florida community. Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation alone operates three different amphitheaters, Sunset Cove, Seabreeze and Canyon, where live concerts, festivals and special events take place throughout the year.
Downtown West Palm Beach is home to the historic Clematis Street, made up of restaurants, nightclubs and live music venues, as well as, Florida’s largest annual music festival, SunFest. Folks can choose from more intimate venues for seeing live music, including Lake Worth’s Bamboo Room and the exquisite DADA in Delray Beach. Palm Beach County is a stomping grounds for creative entertainment and memorable art.
Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
253 Barcelona Rd., West Palm Beach, 33401
Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is a landmarked complex built as a testament to the creative genius of the prominent American sculptor. It contains a set of art galleries that include more than four decades of her monumental sculptures, along with several artistic periods and concepts with eye-catching works of bronze, stone and wood.
94 NE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach, 33444
In the heart of Delray Beach’s vibrant Downtown, Arts Garage is an inspiring hub for visual artists and musicians. Patrons get to sip wine, taste cheese and soak in jazz, blues, soul, reggae and classical music. No seat is bad in the small venue. Theater classes and piano lessons from seasoned performers are offered as well.
25 S J St., Lake Worth, 33460
Located in a historic building in Downtown Lake Worth, Bamboo Room offers South Floridians the best in live local, regional and national bands. The indoor and outdoor venue is spacious, yet possesses an intimate ambiance. Visitors feast their eyes and ears on authentic blues, jazz, country, indie and classic rock. Bamboo Room is a hidden gem in Palm Beach County’s world of live entertainment.
Boca Ballet Theatre
7630 NW 6th Ave., Boca Raton, 33487
Since 1991, Boca Ballet Theatre has educated more than 5,000 and has performed for more than 200,000 audience members in South Florida. Through the teaching of classical ballet, the organization helps children and adults build confidence, skill, determination and an appreciation for the arts. Boca Ballet Theatre performs thirteen performances a year.
Boca Raton Museum of Art
501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 33432
Attracting more than 200,000 visitors a year to its cultural galleries and programs, the impressive Boca Museum of Art houses an assortment of traveling exhibitions and permanent collections from both established and rising artists. The two-story museum also offers educational programs, artist lectures, films and art classes for children.
Delray Beach Playhouse
950 Lake Shore Dr., Delray Beach, 33444
Since opening its doors in 1947, Delray Beach Playhouse has been providing South Florida with fantastic community theatre. Located in a picturesque park on Lake Ida, hundreds of professional actors and volunteers deliver nothing but the best comedic and dramatic Broadway plays, musical memories, fun children’s theatre productions, camps and workshops.
One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach, 33480
When it was completed in 1902, the New York Herald proclaimed that Whitehall, Henry Flagler’s Gilded Age estate in Palm Beach, was “more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world.” Today, Whitehall is a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public as the Flagler Museum, featuring guided tours, changing exhibits, and special programs.
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, 33401
Located on 10.6 acres of property in West Palm Beach, The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is continuing to expand its programming on local, national and international levels. Established as a leading force in the social fabric of the community, the Kravis Center has opened the door to the performing arts for more than two million children.
Maltz Jupiter Theatre
1001 East Indiantown Rd., Jupiter, 33477 | 561-575-2223
As Florida’s largest award-winning not-for-profit professional regional theatre, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre produces spectacular year-round entertainment featuring Broadway-caliber musicals, dramatic works, concerts, family programming and classes for all ages at its Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts. The Theatre draws nearly 100,000 people annually and has earned numerous Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s highest honor for artistic excellence.
Mizner Park Amphitheater
590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 33432
The Count de Hoernle Amphitheater in Mizner Park is state-of-the-art. The outdoor amphitheater, colonnade and concert green accommodates 4,200 visitors for rock bands, cover acts, symphonies and other creative artists. Since opening in 2002, the amphitheater has entertained more than one million people with a variety of community events and commercial concerts.
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
4000 Morikami Park Rd. Delray Beach, 33446
Since opening its doors in 1977, Morikami Museum has been a center for Japanese arts and culture in South Florida. Along with rotating exhibitions, educational programs and unique gardens, Morikami’s two museum buildings house more than 7,000 art objects and artifacts, making it one of Palm Beach County’s most treasured cultural attractions.
Norton Museum of Art
1451 S Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, 33401
Since its founding in 1941, the Norton Museum of Art has become one of South Florida’s most beloved cultural institutions. Its collection includes 19th-and 20th-century European and American masterpieces, world-class Chinese bronze and jade, and photography and contemporary art that spans decades and styles. Education and public programming is of equally high caliber.
Old School Square (Formerly Delray Beach Center for the Arts)
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, 33444
Old School Square provides Downtown Delray Beach with first-class arts, entertainment events and educational exhibits. Located at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Swinton, Old School Square is restored early 20th Century school buildings, including the Cornell Art Museum and the Crest Theatre. South Floridians can enjoy live music, art, photography and a weekly Green Market in Old School Square’s open space.
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, 33401
Located right in the heart of downtown, Palm Beach Dramaworks is a professional not-for-profit theatre company that entertains audiences with fun and stimulating productions. What sets the venue apart is its small size and intimacy, as well as spectacular performances with talented actors throughout the year in a lively part of town.
Palm Beach Opera
415 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, 33401
Founded in 1961, Palm Beach Opera presents main stage performances to the community, while offering diverse education programs. World renowned guests travel from all over the globe to perform with the fifty talented singers making up the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra. Both show-goers and critics agree that the artistic quality of every Palm Beach Opera production is impeccable.
Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
601 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach, 33411
Among the biggest and the best venues in South Florida is the famous Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach. The open air music venue can seat 19,000 and offers marvelous views of the city. The modern amphitheater also features the biggest names in the concert industry, ranging from Lilith Fair to Van Halen.
Seabreeze Amphitheatre at Carlin Park
750 South S.R. A1A, Jupiter, 33477
Seabreeze Amphitheater at Carlin Park is an entertainment facility hosting up to 2,000 for theater, concerts and community fundraisers in Jupiter. It has been the setting for the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival for more than two decades. Seabreeze Amphitheater is also home to large scale entertainment events, including the annual Safe Harbor Celebrity Dog Wash, CBS Radio and Guanabanas Restaurant.
Society of the Four Arts
2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, 33480
The Society of the Four Arts are nonprofit botanical gardens founded in 1936 to offer quality cultural programming to the growing resort community of Palm Beach. They offer an active lineup of renowned cultural programing, including notable speakers, art exhibitions, concerts and films. There are also gorgeous sculptures and an open pavilion in the Society of the Four Arts.
The Sunrise Theatre
117 South Second St., Fort Pierce, 34950
It may not be located in Palm Beach County, but the Sunrise Theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Since opening in 1923, it has become a center for local, national and international performing arts presentations. The 1,200-seat theatre in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce boasts state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems for lovers of the theatre.
525 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, 33401
Since 1983, SunFest has been the Sunshine State’s largest waterfront music and art festival, attracting more than 275,000 visitors a year. Taking place along the Intracoastal Waterway in Downtown West Palm Beach in April/May, South Florida will enjoy rock, pop, blues and folk onstage. The Juried Fine Art & Craft show will feature jewelry, painting, ceramics, photography, sculpture and more for SunFest attendees.
Sunset Cove Amphitheatre
12551 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, 33498
Sunset Cove Amphitheater is a massive facility seating 6,000 for national acts, festivals, community fundraisers and more. Not only is there a 1,700-square-foot stage, the venue has top notch sound and lighting, along with a spacious lawn for patron comfort. Thanks to the amphitheater’s ideal location, demographics and capacity, it hosts several community events, including the annual July 4th