Who We Are
The Garden Theatre is a destination theatre, an iconic place, with hometown charm and a sense of welcome that is unique to any other cultural destination in Central Florida. The atmosphere and programming provide a welcoming environment for all people by producing and promoting creative experiences that enrich, engage and entertain. Located just 15 minutes west of Orlando in downtown Winter Garden, the Garden Theatre is a historic, 299-seat state of the art atmospheric, professional performing arts venue positioned to be a national destination for visitors seeking an authentic old Florida experience with top quality culture.
Originally operating as a single-screen movie theatre from 1935-1963, the Garden Theatre was reborn in 2008 after a complete renovation to offer audiences entertainment focused within five main programming pillars – Plays, Concerts, Dance, Movies and Special Events. In addition to providing core arts education programs, each of the pillars weaves an element of education that infuses learning as a vital core value.
With an annual operating budget of over $1.5 million, annual attendance of greater than 73,000, and staff of 13, the Garden Theatre is strategically positioned for continued growth. Current goals in the Garden Theatre’s strategic plan include: becoming a regional professional theatre, creating an artist residency program, acquiring a build and storage facility as well as second venue, and expanding our education programs. Check back to this page for any open positions we have to help us towards achieving these goals.