Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts?

Where is the King Center located?

What type of programming is offered?

Who benefits from the King Center?

Who selects the shows that are booked at the Center?

Who owns the center?

Is the King Center open to the public every day?

What are the ticket office hours?

Where may I purchase tickets after hours?

When do individual tickets go on sale?

May I choose my exact seat location?

May I order tickets over the telephone?

How do I get on the King Center mailing list?

Do you offer group discounts?

How can I purchase a King Center gift certificate?

Does the King Center charge a fee for parking?

Is the facility accessible for the physically challenged?

How do I make a tax-deductible donation for the King Center?

What is a Crown Club and how do I join?

What is a Corporate Sponsor? How do I become one?

Who do I contact to become an exhibitor in the art gallery?

How do I book the King Center for a wedding or event?

How can I purchase tickets after hours?

How do I know when tickets go on sale?

Are there other places where I can purchase King Center tickets?

Why does the King Center charge ticketing fees?

Do children need tickets to enter the King Center?

Does the King Center offer concessions?

What is a Picnic on the Patio?

Are beverages allowed in the theatre?

If I join your mailing list, will you sell my personal information to advertisers?

What kind of accommodations does the King Center provide for patrons with disabilities and impairments?

What happens if there is an emergency and the King Center must evacuate?

How do I make a tax-deductible donation to the King Center?

What is the King Center membership program and how do I join?

How do I become a corporate sponsor of the King Center?

When is the art gallery open?

How do I rent the King Center for a wedding or another event?

What is the King Center Social Media Policy?

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What is the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts?

The King Center is a $12.3 million, 6-story, 100,000-square-foot facility dedicated to educational, cultural and community events. The King Center features an acoustically live, 2,016-seat main theatre; an intimate 250-seat Studio Theatre; a Crown Club VIP room where Crown Club members enjoy special benefits; a Harris Corporation-sponsored art gallery featuring monthly exhibits located in the King Center lobby; and a spacious rotunda available for receptions, weddings, corporate functions and other special events.

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Where is the King Center located?

The King Center is located at the corner of Post Road and Wickham Road in Melbourne, Florida on the Melbourne campus of Brevard Community College.

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What type of programming is offered?

Broadway musicals; drama; plays; symphonies; opera; blues; jazz; dance; children's theatre; comedy; ballet; pop; rock; country; lectures; ice shows; family shows.

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Who benefits from the King Center?

The local community; community businesses, including local restaurants and hotels; students, faculty and staff of Brevard Community College; tourism development on the Space Coast; local performance groups.

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Who selects the shows that are booked at the Center?

The executive director of the King Center. Block bookings are done with other halls in the State of Florida. Audience surveys are conducted to gather public input in the booking decision process.

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Who owns the center?

The King Center is owned by Brevard Community College and is operated by the King Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. Board of Directors, a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization. The King Center is a direct support organization of Brevard Community College.

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Is the King Center open to the public every day?

The King Center is only open for scheduled performances and events. For a schedule of upcoming King Center events, visit KingCenter.com.

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What are the ticket office hours?

Normal ticket office hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday. The ticket office is also open two hours prior to all performances in the main theatre and one hour prior to all performances in the Studio Theatre.

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Where may I purchase tickets after hours?

Visit the King Center website to purchase tickets online: http://www.kingcenter.com.

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When do individual tickets go on sale?

Click on the show you are interested in on the website for on sale dates or contact the King Center ticket office at 321.242.2219.

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May I choose my exact seat location?

You may choose your exact location by visiting King Center.com, calling the ticket office at 321-242-2219 or visiting the ticket office in person. You will always receive the best seats available when you purchase your tickets.

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May I order tickets over the telephone?

You may order tickets over the phone by calling 321-242-2219 during the ticket office hours of operation. The King Center accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit cards for phone purchases. Ticket reservations may also be secured over the phone and paid for within 7 days of making the reservation.

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How do I get on the King Center mailing list?

To receive King Center e-mails, sign up for our e-mail list on KingCenter.com. To receive King Center notices via U.S. mail, call 321-242-2219 or visit the ticket office window.

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Do you offer group discounts?

Groups enjoy special benefits, and discounts may be offered for select shows. Call 321-433-5824 for more information and reservations.

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How can I purchase a King Center gift certificate?

Gift certificates are available for purchase on KingCenter.com, at the ticket office window, or by calling 321-242-2219.

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Does the King Center charge a fee for parking?

Ample free parking is available. Reserved parking close to the theatre is available for $8 in advance or $10 on the day of the performance.

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Is the facility accessible for the physically challenged?

Wheelchair locations are available on the orchestra level. Disabled parking spaces are located in the parking lot closest to the front of the Center. Hearing devices are available at the Lobby Reception Desk. Please notify the Ticket Office in advance of any special physical limitations. Large print programs are available at the lobby desk.

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How do I make a tax-deductible donation for the King Center?

Visit the Support & Sponsorship page.

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What is a Crown Club and how do I join?

The Crown Club is the King Center's exclusive VIP membership program. Crown Club members pay an annual fee and receive special benefits, including advanced ticket purchases. For more information, visit the "Become a Member" section of KingCenter.com or call 321-433-5714.

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What is a Corporate Sponsor? How do I become one?

Visit the Information page or the Support & Sponsorship page.

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Who do I contact to become an exhibitor in the art gallery?

Artists interested in exhibiting at the King Center should call the King Center at 321.433.5719.

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How do I book the King Center for a wedding or event?

Contact Donna Hanley at 321.433-5827 for Weddings and Special Events. Please contact the Managing Director Tim Freese by email or at 321.433.5822 for booking availability.

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How can I purchase tickets after hours?

Visit KingCenter.com.

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How do I know when tickets go on sale?

All on-sale dates for upcoming shows are listed on KingCenter.com. King Center patrons are also notified by e-mail of upcoming shows and on-sale dates. To join our e-mail list, click here. King Center members and Crown Club members have the opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public on exclusive pre-sale dates. For more information on membership, visit the "Become a Member" section of KingCenter.com or call 321-433-5714.

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Are there other places where I can purchase King Center tickets?

The King Center ticket office and KingCenter.com are the only official ticket outlets for King Center presented events. Do not be fooled by imitators and do not pay more than you have to for tickets. Protect yourself from scams and scalpers.

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Why does the King Center charge ticketing fees?

The King Center charges one of two types of ticketing fees for ticket purchases:  handling fees or convenience fees Handling fees will be added to your purchase when you either 1) place your order over the phone or 2) place your order in person at the ticket office window. As a not-for-profit organization, the King Center relies on handling fees to help cover increasing operating expenses. Convenience fees will be added to your order when you purchase tickets on KingCenter.com. These fees cover various costs to operate our state-of-the-art web site, which allows you the convenience of picking your own seats, paying for your order and printing your tickets in the comfort of your home or office 24 hours a day.

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Do children need tickets to enter the King Center?

For most King Center events, all children, including infants, must have a ticket to enter the theatre. On rare occasions, children younger than 12 months are allowed admittance without a ticket. If you are unsure of whether your child will require a ticket, please call our ticket office at 321-242-2219 during normal hours of operation to speak with an agent.

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Does the King Center offer concessions?

The King Center concessions are open one hour before most shows. We offer Coca Cola products, bottled water, juice, coffee and hot chocolate. We also offer a full liquor bar, beer and wine. Snacks include hot dogs, chips, popcorn, cookies, candy and pretzels.

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What is a Picnic on the Patio?

The King Center hosts Picnics on the Patio two hours prior to select performances outside of the main theatre. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, veggie burgers and potato chips are available for purchase. Click here for a schedule of upcoming Picnics on the Patio.

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Are beverages allowed in the theatre?

Beverages in plastic cups are allowed in the theatre for select shows. Please ask a concessions or guest services representative before entering the theatre with your drink.

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If I join your mailing list, will you sell my personal information to advertisers?

The King Center respects the privacy and confidentiality of its customers and supporters. We do not rent, sell, trade or exchange our mailing lists or databases. When purchasing tickets, your name, address and phone number are required so that you can be contacted about your order, or if an event is cancelled or postponed. Your name and address are added to the theatre’s mailing list to ensure that you are notified of future performances and events and other pertinent information about the theatre.

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What kind of accommodations does the King Center provide for patrons with disabilities and impairments?

The King Center strives to make the theatre experience enjoyable and comfortable for all guests. Among the services the King Center offers for guests with disabilities and impairments are:  Wheelchair accessible seating on the orchestra level. Wheelchair assistance available at the guest service entrance to the right of the main entrance.  Wheelchair storage. If you wish to transfer from a wheelchair to a seat, you can request to have your wheelchair stored during the performance. Please let guest services know if you will need assistance during intermission. After the event, the staff member will return your wheelchair to your seat.  Wheelchair accessible restrooms.  Elevator access. The grand tier level of the theatre is not wheelchair accessible. However, an elevator is located at house left and accesses the mezzanine/Crown Club level as well as row PP in the grand tier. Please be advised that the seats in the grand tier are numbered with seat 1 being the furthest away from the elevator, and seat 60 being the closest.  Seating for guests with hearing and sight impairments.  Assistive listening devices for guests with hearing impairments.  Large print programs (when applicable) for guests with sight impairments.  Admittance for service animals.  Water. Water is available at guest services and may be requested free of charge.  Merchandise assistance. Guest services representatives will be happy to retrieve merchandise for patrons who need assistance.

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What happens if there is an emergency and the King Center must evacuate?

King Center personnel have been thoroughly trained in emergency evacuation procedures to ensure the safety of all patrons.

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How do I make a tax-deductible donation to the King Center?

Visit the "Sponsorship and Support" section of KingCenter.com to learn about different ways to donate to the King Center, or call 321-433-5714.

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What is the King Center membership program and how do I join?

The King Center membership program provides several different levels of membership support for the King Center. Please visit the "Become a Member" section of KingCenter.com for detailed information.

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How do I become a corporate sponsor of the King Center?

Visit the "Sponsorship & Support" section of KingCenter.com to learn about different corporate sponsorship opportunities or call 321-433-5714.

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When is the art gallery open?

The art gallery is open during King Center main stage performances. Click here for the art gallery's current exhibit schedule.

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How do I rent the King Center for a wedding or another event?

For weddings and special events, contact Donna Hanley by email, or by phone at 321-433-5827. For booking availability, contact Tim Freese at 321-433-5822 or by email.

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What is the King Center Social Media Policy?

The King Center Twitter account and Facebook page is a resource of an organization affiliated with Brevard Community College. Content on this page may not necessarily reflect the opinions of the College or its leadership.  In addition, any and all content posted by "fans" is the property and responsibility of the fans, not BCC, and the College accepts no liability or responsibility for any fan-posted content or target site linked to from this page. While we appreciate the exchange of ideas, conversations will be monitored and/or deleted if threatening, inappropriate, offensive or libelous language is used. Any commercial offers may be removed from the site.

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