Maxwell C. King Center, Melbourne

4.4
#1 of 6 in Nightlife in Melbourne
Theater · Concert / Show
The King Center or the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts is a performing arts venue located at 3865 North Wickham Road, Melbourne, Florida. The main theater of the 126,000 square feet (11,700 m2) facility contains 2,016 seats. There is also a 250-seat venue named the Studio Theatre or the Black Box in the facility.
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  • We travel to this location to attend a Willie Nelson concert. We did not understand the center is located on a college campus. There is ample handicap parking available free that is close to the...  more »
  • This is a great place to see a show, no seat is a bad seat. Sound was great.The venue is at the college.  more »
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  • Every community needs something like the King Center. It's a place to enjoy local talent, see world famous performing artists along with unique and different styles of live entertainment. While the venue is certainly not the most impressive I've ever seen, it's really quite nice and is currently being remodeled, so they get an A for effort there. The main auditorium is designed well but it's not very eye-catching. The acoustics aren't bad, but quite honestly it's a very plain design, with zero artistic flair or personality. I have no idea if they're going to try and spice things up in the remodeling, but I truly think they should. But hey, it's not horrible and it works. The house is small enough that there really are no bad seats and quite a few very good ones. The in-house video system for the balcony is relatively small but still functional. No review is complete without the ever-popular Bathroom Reference. The bathrooms at the King Center, while always clean and operational (Big Gold Star there) are also always a bottleneck. Now obviously that's a tough problem to solve when an entire auditorium all wants to hit the restroom during the same ten minute intermission and hopefully the remodeling will address the problem, alleviating some of those long dang lines, with people nervously tapping their feet or dancing in place. Drinks and snacks are available for relatively reasonable prices, but I seldom take advantage of that service. (It just means more trips to the restroom! Yes. I'm old.) The staff at the King Center are always helpful and cheerful and seem like the kind of person you'd like to have as a neighbor, (as opposed to the obnoxious guy with the dog that doesn't stop barking). We've been to the King Center countless times and will most certainly go again. We look forward to seeing the remodeling changes and the performing artists lined up in the future.
  • Another awesome Classic Albums Live concert! These musicians are incredible; certainly one of the best deals around. The King Center is an awesome venue for concerts, and the classic albums live concerts are the best value for your hard earned money. It's also a great venue for when you're favorite group comes to town, great seating and acoustics, close by, and easy to drive to and from. Try it once, and you'll become a King Center aficionado as have the rest of us 🎼🎶🎵

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