Put your event center stage and in the spotlight in Orlando’s new $386 million, 330,000-sq.-ft. Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Opened Nov. 6, this multipurpose venue (which occupies two whole blocks downtown) hosts musical and theatrical acts, such as Emmylou Harris and “The Phantom of the Opera,” as well as banquets, meetings and presentations for groups of all sizes in its five multiuse spaces.
Floor-to-ceiling windows give an expansive view of the city in the DeVos Family Room, which seats 320, and the Kessler Lobby’s assigned guest elevator makes for an easily accessible private gathering for a group of 160 seated or 200 standing. Accommodate attendees for a standing reception, sit-down meal or in a theater-style setting in the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater or DeVos Family Room. Walt Disney Theater, the largest of the center’s venues, holds 2,731 guests and makes for a surprisingly intimate space for conferences and galas.
Photo credit: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts