Broward Center for the Performing Arts


Administrative Address

201 Sw 5th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Admin Phone: 954-468-3295


AuRene Theater
Capacity: 2687
Amaturo Theatre
Capacity: 590
New River Room
Capacity: approx. 200, varies with config.
Parker Playhouse
Capacity: 1168


Jennifer Urbano


For some cities, the desire to build a major arts complex is a lifetime dream. For the City of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County, that dream came true with the development of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

From concept to fruition, this world-class performing arts center was built with years of passion, planning and dedication. The passion began nearly four decades ago, when Fort Lauderdale's War Memorial Auditorium, built in the 1940s, and the Parker Playhouse, constructed in the late 1950s, struggled to meet the changing performing arts needs of this expanding South Florida cultural community.