Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Phillips Center
UF Phillips Center.JPG
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is located in Florida
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is located in the US
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Full nameCurtis M. Phillips, M.D. Center for the Performing Arts
Address3201 Hull Road, Gainesville, Florida, United States
Coordinates29°38′6.95″N 82°22′9.51″W / 29.6352639°N 82.3693083°W / 29.6352639; -82.3693083Coordinates: 29°38′6.95″N 82°22′9.51″W / 29.6352639°N 82.3693083°W / 29.6352639; -82.3693083
Opened1992

The Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a performing arts theatre in Gainesville, Florida, United States. It is located on the western side of the University of Florida campus. This facility presents some of the most established and emerging national and international artists on the main stage. In all, the Phillips Center consists of a 1,700-seat proscenium hall and a 200-seat Black Box Theatre.[1] In 2000, retired Jacksonville surgeon Curtis M. Phillips provided The Barbara J. and Curtis M. Phillips M.D. Endowment Fund to name the performing arts center.

Performances[edit]

Since opening its doors in January 1992 with three sold-out performances of Cats, the Phillips Center has hosted performers as diverse as Tony Bennett, Itzhak Perlman, Riverdance, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Ray Charles, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Alison Krauss, Stomp, Yo-Yo Ma, David Sedaris, Bolshoi Ballet, Wynton Marsalis, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and Capitol Steps. In recent years, the Phillips Center has hosted world premieres and been home to productions of Aeros and the People of the Forest as they mounted new, collaborative works.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]