Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

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Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
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Exterior of venue
Address 701 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33401-6323
Owner Palm Beach County
Capacity 2,195 (Dreyfoos Hall)
1,400 (Gosman Amphitheatre)
289 (Rinker Playhouse)
170 (Persson Hall)
Construction
Opened November 28, 1992 (1992-11-28)
Architect Eberhard Zeidler
Website
www.kravis.org

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is a performing arts center in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida.

It is operated by a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, and with a growing national and international reputation, is one of the premier performing arts centers in the Southeast. The Kravis Center opened fully funded in 1992 and is a success story that provides communities worldwide with an example of a thriving performing arts center and a major community and economic catalyst. Set on 10.6 acres of property at the highest point in the city, the Kravis Center includes four venues - the 2,195-seat Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall, the flexible 289-seat Rinker Playhouse - a black box theater - the 170-seat Helen K. Persson Hall and the outdoor Michael and Andrew Gosman Amphitheatre with a capacity for 1,400 guests. Additionally, the Kravis Center's facilities include the Cohen Pavilion, which houses the Weiner Banquet Center including the Gimelstob Ballroom, The Elmore Family Business Center for the Arts and The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center, which includes Persson Hall and The Khoury Family Dance Rehearsal Hall. The Center also has a five-level parking garage. The number of events hosted annually has grown to more than 1,400, with attendance of more than 500,000 guests each year. In addition to the Center presenting acclaimed artists from every discipline, regionally based arts organizations present their seasons and call the Kravis Center their home including Miami City Ballet, Palm Beach Opera, and Palm Beach Pops. Established as a leading force in the social fabric of the community, its many outreach programs are as broad and varied as the community itself. To date, the Center has opened the door to the performing arts for more than one million school children as well as thousands of economically disadvantaged senior citizens, minorities and community groups.

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