Art & History Museums – Maitland
The A&H stimulates thought, sparks the imagination, and fosters appreciation in art, historical research, and preservation. A&H offers immersive art & history experiences in its five museums across two campuses, including the Maitland Art Center, a 1937 artist colony and the only National Historic Landmark in Central Florida. Our other immersive museum experiences include the Waterhouse Residence Museum, Carpentry Shop Museum, The Telephone Museum and Maitland Historical Museum. The A&H features programs such as artist residencies, exhibitions, and hands-on learning in unparalleled architectural environments.
Bach Festival Society of Winter Park
The Bach Festival Society is the South’s home for great oratorio works, presenting choral masterworks throughout the season and during the Annual Bach Festival. The Society also presents top-tier chamber musicians from around the world in concert and provides educational and community outreach programs to encourage participation in music at all levels. The Bach Festival Society has been based at Rollins College since 1935.
Central Florida Community Arts
Central Florida Community Arts is a Performing Arts organization who believes that every performer who has a passion for the arts should have a platform on which to perform. CFCA creates a cultural platform where every person can join an artistic family and connect, serve and perform to advance the arts in Central Florida.
Crealdé School of Art
Features a year-round curriculum of over 125 visual art classes for students of all ages, as well as award-winning outreach programs, taught by a faculty of more than 40 professional artists. Crealdé’s main campus offers two galleries and an outdoor sculpture garden. Crealdé’s second campus, the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, pays tribute through its permanent collection to contributions of Winter Park’s historic African-American community, as well as hosting visiting exhibitions. A limited number of classes are also held at the Jesse Brock Community Center in Winter Garden.
Downtown Arts District / CityArts Factory
Dedicated to advancing arts and economic development in the City of Orlando. Providing promotional and financial assistance to art and cultural venues, public art projects and signature events. Cultural communities include visual arts, literature, the performing arts including music, drama, film, dance, and arts and culture-related retail business.
As Central Florida’s only full-time, nonprofit cinema, Enzian exists to entertain, inspire, educate and connect the community through film. Along with first-run independent features, Enzian offers a variety of special programming, including the nationally recognized Florida Film Festival; a variety of cultural film festivals; community and educational outreach and collaboration; classics, ballet, opera, and theatre on the big screen; and showcases for emerging artists.
Located in the heart of historic downtown Winter Garden on Plant Street, the Garden Theatre is a not-for-profit professional organization committed to enriching, engaging, and entertaining through creative experiences. The theatre, which reopened 2008, showcases an atmospheric theatre in a Mediterranean Revival style venue. The Garden Theatre hosts live plays, concerts, movies and more to the residents of and visitors to the city of Winter Garden.
Orange County Regional History Center
Showcases the vast collections of the Historical Society of Central Florida in a restored 1927 courthouse in the heart of downtown Orlando. Four floors of permanent exhibits take visitors on a journey through Central Florida’s fascinating history, limited-run exhibitions bring nationally important shows to the region and engaging programs for all ages bring history to life throughout the year.
Orlando Ballet, the only professional, resident ballet company in Central Florida, seeks to entertain, educate, and enrich the cultural growth of our community through the highest quality of dance. Under the direction of Artistic Director, Robert Hill, the 42-year-old organization employs national and international dancers, performing both full-length classical ballets and repertory programs. Operating Orlando Ballet School under the direction of Dierdre Miles Burger in three locations, Orlando Ballet trains over 1,200 students each season. Orlando Ballet was voted Best Dance Company in Orlando Weekly’s Best of Orlando 2016 and Orlando Ballet School was voted by thousands of PLAYground Magazine readers as the Family Favorite Dance Studio in all of Central Florida.
Orlando Fringe presents the oldest Fringe Festival in the United States. Other programming includes Kids Fringe, an educational theatrical festival geared toward children K-5 and Fringe Teens, where local high schools are offered performances at no cost. The annual festival is held each May in Loch Haven Park. The mission of Orlando Fringe is to provide an accessible, affordable outlet that draws diverse elements of the community together and inspires creative excellence through the arts.
Orlando Museum of Art
The Orlando Museum of Art is one of greater metropolitan Orlando’s treasures. The Museum continues to enrich the cultural life of Florida and has dedicated itself to collecting, preserving and interpreting notable works of art, presenting timely exhibitions of historical and contemporary perspectives, developing forward thinking educational programs, hosting community-based events and presenting creative and inclusive opportunities for every segment of our diverse community to engage with.
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is Central Florida’s resident professional orchestra and is comprised of accomplished musicians from around the world. Our mission is to enrich and inspire the diverse communities of Central Florida through the transformative power of live music. Your support will help us captivate and inspire new audiences, deliver accessible and innovative community programs, and instill a love for music in future generations. Thank you for considering a gift to support the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.
Orlando Repertory Theatre
Florida’s only full-time professional theatre for young audiences, Orlando Repertory Theatre’s mission is to create experiences that enlighten, entertain, and enrich families and young audiences. In addition to productions, The REP conducts community engagement initiatives. The award-winning REP Youth Academy provides classes and workshops for children, along with professional development opportunities to classroom teachers. Housed in a three theatre complex in Loch Haven Park, The REP is also home to the University of Central Florida’s MFA in Theatre for Young Audiences graduate program.
Orlando Science Center
Strives to inspire science learning for life by providing remarkable opportunities for visitors to explore, experiment and discover. Hundreds of hands-on interactive exhibits, live science demonstrations, large-screen films, observatory visits and offsite programs make learning fun and help reinforce science, technology, engineering and math education. The Science Center is also one of the premiere field trip destinations in Central Florida allowing thousands of students to complement their schoolwork with informal science learning presented in a fun, hands-on way.
Orlando Shakespeare Theater
With ambitious, high-caliber productions such as West Side Story, Les Miserables, and The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Orlando Shakes provides an innovative world-class theatrical experience to its guests, while showcasing William Shakespeare’s legacy as the cornerstone of the company. Orlando Shakes has grown into one of the region’s most acclaimed professional Equity theaters, and has garnered national recognition from critics such as The Wall Street Journal’s Terry Teachout. “Hence the high quality of Orlando Shakespeare, a company that deserves to be far more widely known outside Florida.” Now in its 28th Season producing classic, contemporary, and children’s plays, the Theater also offers immersive educational programming that serves local schools and enriches the Central Florida community at large.