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The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is the destination of choice in South Florida for spectacular entertainment. Ranking among the top ten most-visited theaters in the world, the Center presents more than 700 performances each year to more than 600,000 patrons.

Overlooking the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, this premier performing arts venue hosts Broadway musicals, operas, ballets, concerts, plays, multi-cultural performances, lectures, workshops and educational events; and it offers one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, serving more than 150,000 students annually.

Ever wondered what it’s like on the other side of the curtain? They offer free, behind-the-scenes public tours of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Theater tours are available on the first Sunday of every month during the Sunday Jazz Brunch (when show schedule allows) and depart at 11:30 AM from the main lobby of the Au-Rene Theater. Please arrive by 11:15 AM to sign up and join the tour. No advance reservation is necessary.

Please note the latest Guest Entry Policy to ensure all guests, staff, cast and crew members stay heathy. 

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  • Miles to Broward Convention Center: 4
Venue Information
  • Max Capacity: 1771
Driving directions
  • Driving Directions: I-95 exit E. Broward Blvd., turn south onto S.W. Fifth Ave. Parking garage is on the right.
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Meeting Facilities
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Meeting Rooms
Abdo Rew River Room
  • Width: 74
  • Length: 54
  • Height: 27
  • Theater Capacity: 250
  • Classroom Capacity: 125
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 250
Einstein Room
  • Width: 36
  • Length: 18
  • Height: 15
  • Classroom Capacity: 65
  • Banquet Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 75
Amaturo Theatre
  • Width: 40
  • Length: 40
  • Height: 50
  • Theater Capacity: 590
  • Reception Capacity: 150
Au-Rene Theatre
  • Width: 55
  • Length: 50
  • Height: 90
  • Theater Capacity: 2688
  • Classroom Capacity: 2688
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 900
Parker Playhouse
  • Width: 39
  • Length: 46
  • Height: 45
  • Theater Capacity: 1167
  • Classroom Capacity: 1167
  • Reception Capacity: 75
Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center