Beginning in 1919, The Peabody in Daytona Beach has led the way as a venue where stars of entertainment and the arts attract worldwide audiences to Florida. Named in honor of benefactor Simon J. Peabody, who donated the land where the auditorium was built, the current facility was re-dedicated on October 6, 1949. Throughout its rich history, The Peabody has been considered one of Central Florida’s preeminent showplaces for international and national artists, community events, and civic programs. Today, the 2,521 seat auditorium attracts more than 100,000 residents and visitors annually, offers more than 200 performances of the finest professional theater, music, comedy, dance, children’s productions, opera and Broadway shows, provides educational and community programs, and remains a vital part of the area’s cultural life. The Peabody is the crown jewel of Daytona’s Entertainment District!