Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale

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The Broward Center for the Performing Arts (commonly known as the Broward Center) is a large multi-venue performing arts center located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America.

Opened in 1991 on a 5.5-acre (22,000 m2) site along the north bank of the New River at Sailboat Bend, the center became a catalyst for major downtown revitalization efforts and an anchor of the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District.

Designed by award-winning architect Benjamin C. Thompson, the Broward Center is considered the cultural heart of Broward County. Hosting operas, ballets, concerts, plays, lectures and numerous community events in its four theaters, Broward Center is partners in the arts with several renowned organizations including the Symphony of the Americas, Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet, Concert Association of Florida, Gold Coast Jazz. National tours of Broadway productions are presented in partnership with Broadway Across America. Broward Center's mission includes a strong focus on integrating the arts into education and a substantial portion of annual programming is dedicated to educational and community endeavors.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts is in the downtown riverfront area, in the South Florida region. In the process, it has also become one of the USA's most-visited theaters, ranked number four in the world by Venues Today and seven worldwide by concert trade publication Pollstar for annual sales in 2007.
As of 2011, the Broward Center receives over 700,000 patrons annually with over 700 different events. Plans were also announced for an expansion to the center to begin in spring 2012.
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  • Six of us went to see Mean Girls at the Broward Center for the performing arts and had a wonderful time. The theater is well constructed  and well manned.  We had no difficulty getting checked...  more »
  • From the moment you walk in the doors you experience euphoria of excellent customer service from the people serving on the pink marble to the guest service desk. This places ran on a compliment over 1200 volunteers. Those volunteers are there to greet you to take your tickets and to show you to your seats. There are several different VIP areas in which you could go to also enjoy while there. The jetBlue lounge or the intermezzo lounge. Don't forget the Bistro.
  • Derrick held a sign that said ask me✅ He had a response to every query. On may way out another young man asked, did you enjoy the event? He actually seemed to care. It was a splendid evening. Of course Kyle Cease delivered❤

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