Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts

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Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
King Center
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Front View
Former names Brevard Performing Arts Center[1]
Location 3865 North Wickham Rd
Melbourne, Florida
Type Performing arts center
Opened 10 April 1988[2]
Owner Brevard Community College[1]
Capacity 2,000 seat main theater[3]
Website King Center website

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.[2][4]

History[edit]

The Florida Legislature approved funds for initial design work in 1983 and construction in 1985-86 for the $12.3 million facility.[2] In 1988, the venue opened under the name Brevard Performing Arts Center with two sold out performances of Singin' in the Rain.[2] The next year, the named changed to Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts.[2]

Performances[edit]

See Events at Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts

Operations[edit]

The center employs 10 full-time and 57 part-time employees. There are 400 volunteers.[4]

Finances[edit]

Endowment was $3.5 million in 2009.[4]

In 2009, it needed $2 million in repairs. It lost $911,000 in 2008. Management estimated that they would lose $700,000 in 2009.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts. "Our Mission & History", Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts website, 2007-2008. Retrieved on January 06, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c d e Datzman, Ken. "Boston Pops to perform here as main event for King Center celebration", Brevard Business News, vol. 30, no. 40 (Melbourne, Florida: Brevard Business News, 1 October 2012), pp. 1 and 16.
  3. ^ Florida Today. The Fact Book: Your Guide to Brevard County (Melbourne, Florida: Florida Today, February 28, 2004), p. 117.
  4. ^ a b c Spitzer, Michelle (21 February 2010). "Battle-worn board defends its worth". Melbourne, Florida: Florida Today. pp. 1A. 
  5. ^ Spitzer, Michelle (4 December 2009). "King Center eases concerns over losses". Melbourne, Florida: Florida Today. pp. 1A. 

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