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Your Guide to Dr. Phillips Center

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is the perfect place to catch your favorite shows in Orlando. From ballet to Broadway, comedy to popular music, you’re always in for an amazing experience. Here’s what you have to know about Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center.

Where is Dr. Phillips Center? Dr. Phillips Center is in the heart of downtown Orlando. Easily accessible from Florida’s east and west coasts, we’re only minutes from Universal Orlando Resort™ and Walt Disney World® Resort. Get directions to the arts center.

What shows come to Dr. Phillips Center and how can I buy tickets? We host performances year-round and have both subscriptions and single tickets for sale. For single tickets to a show, check out our shows and events listings. Subscription packages are available for these exciting performances:

Want early access to tickets? Become an annual luminary donor and impact the Central Florida arts community while enjoying amazing privileges—including early ticket access.

How do I see my tickets once I buy them? You can see all your upcoming show tickets in your Dr. Phillips Center account. To view mobile tickets on your phone, just log into your account. It’s always a good idea to have your mobile tickets readily displayed on your phone for easy entry at the arts center.

How do I get to Dr. Phillips Center and where can I park? Plug in your address for easy directions. You can pre-purchase valet and parking, too. If you’re valeting, enter from East Anderson Street.

If you’re looking for alternative ways to get to Dr. Phillips Center, check out these resources:

  • Lynx, Orlando’s bus system, has several stops conveniently located on or around the arts center campus. Find Lynx routes and schedules.
  • Lymmo, a bus rapid transit (BRT) service, also has stops very close to Dr. Phillips Center. Find Lymmo routes and schedules.
  • SunRail, Central Florida’s commuter rail line, has the Church Street stop location (99 West South Street) a short walk from the arts center. Find SunRail schedules here.
  • Ride share services like Uber and Lyft are another great option.

How early should I get to Dr. Phillips Center for a show? Della Phillips Grand Lobby doors open 1.5 hours before showtime for most Walt Disney Theater performances. For most Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater shows, lobby doors open an hour before showtime. Theater doors typically open 30 minutes before each show.

Plan to leave plenty of time for enhanced security and bag checks. Avoid bringing weapons, pepper spray, large bags or backpacks, and audio/video recording devices.

Are there snacks and drinks at Dr. Phillips Center? Pop by the bars on tiers 1, 3 or 4 for a range of food and drinks—including delicious culinary offerings created by our in-house chef. Bar service starts 1.5 hours before shows in Walt Disney Theater, or an hour before shows in Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater. You can also preorder drinks for intermission.

On tier 2, you can visit Crafts on 2 before most shows and enjoy local craft beer, wine, cocktails and Foxtail Coffee.

Annual luminary donors have a designated bartender at Harry’s Bar on tier 1. Just show your donor card at the south end of the bar for access. Check out our food and drink menu.

Which restaurants and hotels do you recommend? We’ve got a few places in mind that’ll make your arts center experience even more amazing. So neighbors, unwind over dinner and drinks—or turn your evening out into a weekend away.

Is the arts center accessible? A major part of providing Arts For Every Life® is making Dr. Phillips Center accessible to the entire community. From accessible parking options to wheelchair accessibility, mobility assistance, American Sign Language Interpretation, service animals and more, this page should answer all your questions.

Does Dr. Phillips Center offer group discounts? If you’re coming to enjoy a show with a group of 10 or more, you can guarantee your seats at great prices and save 10–25%. Make it a memorable night for your group or company by buying group tickets today.

My show is at Bob Carr Theater. What do I need to know? Bob Carr Theater is just one mile north of the main Dr. Phillips Center campus. Here’s everything you need to know to enjoy a show at the theater.

Have more questions before your visit? Check out our frequently asked questions for all the details. Then come visit us soon!