Garden Theatre

Winter Garden, FL Entertainment venue
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Total meeting space
Standing capacity250
Seating capacity299
Built1935
Renovated2008
160 W. Plant Street
Winter Garden, FL 34787
160 W. Plant Street
Winter Garden, FL 34787

Amenities

Facilities

  • AV capabilities
  • Furniture (Bring your own)
  • Lighting
  • Other decor (Bring your own)
  • Space (Private)
  • Table linens (Bring your own)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Equipment

  • Loading dock
  • Piano
  • Staging area

Alcohol and catering

  • Alcohol (Preferred vendors)
  • Alcohol allowed

Meeting space

Meeting rooms1
Standing capacity250
Largest room0 sq. m
Seating capacity299
Space (Private)Available

Nearby

Distance from airport

  • 44.26 km from venue

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
  • Paid parking
  • Street parking

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Event insurance

Event insurance may be required.

Facility restrictions

Auditorium-style seating.

Additional information

Originally built in 1935 as a single-screen cinema, the Garden Theatre was the first in Central Florida built for “talkies,” and was a gathering place for locals to watch the latest newsreels and films of the day. Constructed in the Mediterranean Revival style, the interior of the theatre was modeled after a Spanish courtyard with "Romeo & Juliet" balconies, Spanish tile roof, and a dark blue ceiling resplendent with "stars." The theatre underwent several renovations until closing in 1963. Soon after, the interior was completely removed and the sloped floor was covered with cement to level the surface to be used by a farm supply store. Through the tireless efforts of the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation, the restored Garden Theatre reopened in February 2008, and with over 200 events per season, has quickly become a shining star on Plant Street. The Garden Theatre brings a cultural performing arts center to Winter Garden, a town with unparalleled charm in Central Florida. This achievement is revitalizing the downtown historic district, and bringing a nostalgic sense of community back to the citizens of Winter Garden. By restoring its architectural charm and re-introducing well-loved family programming, this treasured gem has quickly become an economic driver for West Orange County. By presenting 4-7 events each week, a study by Americans for the Arts, Arts and Economic Prosperity Report, shows the estimated annual economic impact of the operational theatre to be over $1 million annually. The Garden Theatre hosts live plays, concerts, movies, and more for residents and visitors of Winter Garden. The Garden Theatre is committed to enriching, engaging, and entertaining through creative experiences and strives to be a destination to ignite the creative soul.

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