Visitors to Daytona Beach can enjoy an array of cultural performances usually reserved for much larger cities. The center of the communities year-round performing arts activity is The Peabody Auditorium (2.6 mi), adjacent to the Ocean Center. This historic building is home to local performances of the London Symphony Orchestra, the Daytona Beach Symphony Society, the Daytona Beach Civic Ballet, and hosts events for local schools and colleges as well as national artists and performers.
In addition to this major perfoming arts venue, Daytona Beach and Volusia County offers a wide variety of artisans, art galleries, theaters, history and community programs. Take some time on your next visit to Daytona Beach to enjoy our local performing artists.
The Bandshell (2.5 mi), a historic landmark built in 1937, hosts free outdoor, oceanfront concerts are held on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from April through October. Featured entertainment includes jazz, Dixieland, big band, blues, folk music and other musical genres appealing to a wide range of tastes and preferences.
Daytona Playhouse 2.0 miles
100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach, (386) 255-2431
Daytona PlayhouseIn operation for more than 40 years, the Daytona Playhouse offers a variety of stage productions September through June. Call for performance schedule.
101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach, (800) 858-6444
The Ocean Center is one of Florida's most versatile facilities featuring everything from table settings and catering services to complete audio-visual set-up, Ticketmaster services and themed events. The arena is ideal for sports and entertainment events, as well as the sophisticated sounds of the London Symphony Orchestra, popular concerts and family shows. Since opening Oct. 5, 1985, the Ocean Center has hosted more than 2,800 concerts, performances, trade shows, conventions and sporting events, drawing millions of visitors to Volusia County.
The Ocean Center has presented many of the world's most famous entertainers, including Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, Cher, Britney Spears, Kenny Rogers, Travis Tritt, Willie Nelson, Alabama, the Beach Boys, Hootie and the Blowfish, Barbara Mandrell, Tanya Tucker, AC/DC, the Harlem Globetrotters and Larry the Cable Guy.
70 Boardwalk, Daytona Beach, (386) 671-3420
The Bandshell, a historic landmark built in 1937 by the Federal Works Administration hosts free outdoor, oceanfront concerts are held on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from April through October. Featured entertainment includes jazz, Dixieland, big band, blues, folk music and other musical genres appealing to a wide range of tastes and preferences.
The scenic amphitheater is home to the National Cheerleaders Association and Summer Concert Series. It is located on the north end of the Daytona Beach Boardwalk amusement area and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Built of coquina, the Bandshell seats 5,000 people for concerts or convention events.
600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach, (386) 671-3460
This historic facility, located in the area's core beachside tourism area, plays host to the Daytona Beach Symphony Society, Daytona Beach Civic Ballet and a host of live concerts and theater performances.
In the 60 years since, the Peabody stage has been honored by the likes of Liberace, Red Skelton, Liza Minelli, Shirley MacLaine, Elvis Presley, Tony Bennett, James Taylor, Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops, Margo Fonteyn, Rudolf Nuryev, Tom Jones, Louie Armstrong, Jackie Mason, Itzhak Perlman, Gregory Peck, Frank Sinatra, Simon & Garfunkel, Willie Nelson, Jerry Seinfeld, Al Hirt, Sammy Davis Jr., Engelbert Humperdinck, David Copperfield and Dave Brubeck. Acclaimed Broadway musicals and touring productions including CATS, A Chorus Line, 42nd Street, Chicago, STOMP, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Riverdance have also graced the stage. The world-renowned London Symphony Orchestra began its ongoing love affair with the Auditorium 33 years ago, and the Daytona Beach Symphony Society has made the Peabody Auditorium its home for the last 57 years.