The Dr Phillips Centre for the performing arts in Downtown Orlando held a ribbon cutting event yesterday for the media.
Here are some photos that were shared to Twitter
Mayor Jacobs took to the stage to a packed out media presentation and had these words to say about the centre,
“I was overjoyed to celebrate this historic grand opening of the new Dr. Phillips Center with our citizens,” .
“The greatest gift we can bestow upon future generations is opportunity. The Dr. Phillips Center will do just that, with arts education and amazing cultural experiences.”
“With the opening of the Dr Phillips Centre were transforming not just how the world sees us, but how we see ourselves”.
Walt Disney World Sr VP Jim Macphee says,
” Dr Phillips Centre Embodies Walt Disney’s values to creativity, tech and arts”
The Dr. Phillips Center is just one piece of a master plan for downtown Orlando dating back 25 years. Construction on the performing arts center began in 2011. Now, three years later, the first stage is complete
The building also houses rehearsal rooms, banquet space and educational facilities. More than 3,000 guests can enjoy shows from Broadway, music, dance, comedy, festivals and a variety of other events. Even weddings have already been booked at the performing arts centre.
The 2,700-seat Disney Theater doesn’t have a visual intrusion, and no matter where you sit, you,re engaged in the show.
Tickets are already on sale for a variety of shows. The first free show at the Dr. Phillips Center will be this Saturday at 8 p.m., featuring Sheryl Crow.
2014–15 Broadway Season Lineup
Tickets are already on sale for these upcoming performances:
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Dec. 3 to Dec. 14, 2014
NEWSIES Jan. 27 to Feb. 1, 2015
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL March 10 to March 15, 2015
PIPPIN April 21 to April 26, 2015
ANYTHING GOES May 26 to May 31, 2015
I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE June 23 to June 28, 2015
2014-2015 Season Specials:
THE BOOK OF MORMON Dec. 26, 2014 to Jan. 4, 2015
Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST May 12 to May 17, 2015
By the Numbers: Dr. Phillips Center facts by News 13
69 Florida companies were involved in the Dr. Phillips Center’s construction.
49 of those companies were local to Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties.
78 sinks and 123 stalls line the restrooms in the front of the house.
304 seats are in the Alexis and Jim Pugh Theater.
2,731 seats are in the massive Walt Disney Theater.
103 feet, 7 inches is the height of the Dr. Phillips Center at its tallest exterior point.
The performing arts center is named for philanthropist and citrus magnate Dr. Phillip Phillips (1874–1959), and the center is within walking distance of the house he and his wife, Della, owned on Lucerne Circle. Dr. P. Phillips hosted many concerts, bringing acclaimed musicians from all around the world to play on his front lawn for the entire Orlando community to enjoy.
Guests can attend this weekend
Saturday – noon till 6pm
Sunday – noon till 4pm
Visit the website at http://www.drphillipscenter.org
Photo source @drphillipsctr on Twitter and @themeparkreview