The Broward Center for the Performing Arts hosts a world-class lineup of ballets, concerts, plays, and operas throughout the year. Located in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, the performing arts center is considered by some residents as the cultural heart of Broward County.

The relatively new facility opened it’s doors to the public in 1991. Comprised of two large theatres, and two smaller stage areas, the center also has abundant seating and spacious backstage quarters.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts

201 Southwest 5th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
(954) 462-0222

Getting There

Driving to the Broward Center can be tricky since it is not located directly off of one of South Florida’s major highways. Street signs will guide you to the Center on SW 5th Avenue.

From Miami-Dade County
Exit Davie Blvd.EAST
Left at SW 4th Ave.
Right at SW 2nd St.
Turn left at SW 5th Ave.
Garage on Immediate Left

From North Broward
Exit Broward Blvd. EAST
Right on SW 5th Ave.
Garage on Immediate Right

From (US-1)
Broward Blvd. WEST
Left onto SW 5th Ave.
Garage on Immediate Right

The large 950-space parking lot is located directly across the street from the Broward Center. The parking lot is well-lit for evening performances and patrolled by security. It will cost you to park: $7 Monday through Friday Before 6 p.m., $12 Monday through Friday after 6 p.m., and $12 on weekends. Valet parking is also available.

Mass Transit
You can also take public transportation to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

Exit at the Fort Lauderdale Station (Broward Blvd.)
Transportation from the station to the Center is available via Route 53 Shuttle.

Phone: (800) TRI-RAIL for train schedules or (954) 728-8512 for bus schedules.

Click Here for a Tri-Rail Schedule

Source: The Broward Center for the Performing Arts


There are several ways to get show tickets to the Broward Center: Online, on the phone, and in person.

Click Here to Order Tickets

By Phone:  (954) 462-0222
Toll-free: (877) 311-7469

The Broward Center Box Office Window is located at:
201 SW Fifth Avenue
Fort Lauderdale FL 33312

Box office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends Noon through 5 p.m.

Shows and Seating

The four main stages for performances at the Broward Center are the Au-Rene Theatre, Amaturo Theatre, Parker Playhouse, and the Miniaci Performing Arts Center.  Whether you want to see the entire stage from the  balcany level, or sit beside the orchesta, every seat in the house was designed for quality viewing. Premium Box seats are available for private parties.

Click Here for a Seating Chart

Click Here for a list of Upcoming Performances