Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

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Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is a performing arts center in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida.

Facilities
The Kravis Center opened in 1992 and was constructed at a cost of $63 million. The center holds some 800 events each year with over 400,000 people in attendance annually. It sits on 10.6 acres (43,000 m 2) of property at the highest point in the city.
  • The Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall is the 2,193-seat concert hall and main performance venue. It is located in the center of the structure. The Dreyfoos Hall stage, when fully extended, is the largest indoor stage in the state of Florida. The hall is named after its original benefactor Alexander W. Dreyfoos, a philanthropist who is also the namesake of the nearby Dreyfoos School of the Arts.
  • The Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse is a 300-seat black box theater.
  • The Michael and Andrew Gosman Amphitheatre is 1400-seat outdoor amphitheater on the northeast corner of the Kravis Center. For shows performed here, attendants may bring their own chairs or blankets or rent chairs from the facility. Bleacher seating is also available. Food and beverages (except alcoholic beverages) are permitted in the amphitheater.


Performing Companies
Cultural organizations that perform at the center include:
  • Florida Stage
  • Miami City Ballet
  • Palm Beach Opera
  • Bob Lappin and the Palm Beach Pops


Past Performing Companies
  • Ballet Florida