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July 17 Welcomes The Return of Full-Capacity Events at the King Center
The King Center is fully opened, shows are underway, many more are already scehduled, and others are being booked. Covid guidelines have been gradually easing and the...Details
ASM Global Hired to Manage King Center for the Performing Arts
ASM Global, a national leader in presenting live entertainment, has been hired to manage the King Center for the Performing Arts at Eastern Florida State College. The firm...Details
COVID-19 UPDATE: TICKET OFFICE CLOSED, PLANNING FOR FUTURE
To our valued patrons and supporters: We hope you are staying safe and healthy during this trying time. The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down, and we...Details
Coronavirus Update: Postponements and Cancelations
Out of an abundance of caution and to assist with our nation's preventative efforts, the King Center is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and we are updating our...Details
Postponements and Cancellations - Coronavirus Update
Out of an abundance of caution and to assist with our nation's preventative efforts, the King Center will be closing temporarily starting March 17. The following shows...Details
Celtic Woman Celebration - The 15th Anniversary Tour
Chloë Agnew, an original member of CELTIC WOMAN, the most successful all-female group in Irish history, has rejoined the group as a special guest artist for CELEBRATION –...Details
L3Harris Technologies Contributes $1 Million to Enhance King Center for the Performing Arts
Melbourne, Fla., – The Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts today announced that L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) is contributing $1 million to help enhance the...Details
Pilobolus: Shadowland - The New Adventure is coming January 13!
You will not want to miss this performance by the internationally renowned movement company, PILOBOLUS! Here's a video to give you an idea of what to expect at the show!...Details
King Center at the Viera Voice annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct 20.
The King Center for the Performing Arts was represented at the Viera Voice annual Harvest Festival this past Saturday. It was a typical, sunny Florida day as festival goers...Details
Jackiem Joyner to perform with Jeff Kashiwa this Saturday night
Due to sudden family medical emergency Steve Cole will not be able to perform this Saturday night at the King Center. We wish him and his family strength and support during...Details
Opportunity for Music Students to Perform With Pink Martini on the King Center Stage!
This is a special opportunity for aspiring musicians to perform with Pink Martini on March 15 in celebration of music education. Pink Martini is expanding their outreach...Details
Thank you to our 30th Anniversary Celebration Sponsors!
The first event of our 30th Anniversary Celebration - The Illusionists - Live From Broadway on March 4- was great fun! We look forward to the next event of our celebration...Details
Hurricane Irma Update: King Center Ticket Office To Re-Open, Classic Albums Live Concert Still Scheduled for Saturday Night
With Hurricane Irma behind us, the King Center is extremely grateful to report that our facility sustained minimal damage from the storm. We have a couple important updates...Details
The 2017 Summer Musical Theatre Project is underway!
The participants will experience dance, musical theatre, drama and fun at the King Center for the Performing Arts in partnership with The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse....Details
Third annual Dancing for the Space Coast will benefit the King Center!
The third annual Dancing for the Space Coast will be held on June 3 at the Florida Institute of Technology Clemente Center. Organized by the Brevard County Sheriff’s...Details
King Center partners with STOMP and Second Harvest Food Bank to “STOMP” OUT HUNGER
BRING A NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEM TO THE KING CENTER TICKET OFFICE AND RECEIVE $5 OFF ONE TICKET TO STOMP While many people donate to food drives during the holiday season,...Details
ROCKTOPIA ADDS VIOLINIST MÁIRÉAD NESBITT (FORMERLY OF CELTIC WOMAN) TO THEIR STAR-STUDDED NATIONAL CAST
FEATURED VIOLIN SOLOIST ON 9 CELTIC WOMAN PBS SPECIALS Máiréad’s recently released solo album debuted on 4 Billboard Album Charts including World, Classical Crossover,...Details
Classic Albums Live Led Zeppelin: Physical Graffiti POSTPONED
NEW DATE: SUNDAY, OCT. 16, 7 P.M. Due to Hurricane Matthew, the Classic Albums Live concert originally scheduled for this Saturday evening has been postponed until Sunday,...Details
MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER PBS SPECIAL AIRING NATIONWIDE
Chip Davis, Musical Prodigy, Maverick Businessman and Founder of Announces the Return of "Mannheim Steamroller 30/40 Live" Spectacular PBS Special Airing Nationwide...Details
EFSC Juried Student Art Show - exhibit on display at the King Center Harris Corporation Art Gallery
Only a few days remaining for an opportunity to experience EFSC students art work, currently on display in the Harris Gallery at the King Center. The exhibit includes...Details
Cameron Carpenter Lecture & Demonstration with students
Cameron Carpenter captivated an avid group of music fans before his show on Thursday afternoon! Students were awed by his International Touring Organ – a monumental digital...Details
John Stamos Announced as Beach Boys’ Special Guest
This just in: Emmy Award nominated actor and producer, JOHN STAMOS, will perform with The Beach Boys at the King Center on Feb 26! With a career spanning 30 years, Stamos...Details
Central Brevard Art Association (CBAA) “Celebrating Diversity”
Central Brevard Art Association (CBAA) “Celebrating Diversity” is currently on display in the King Center Harris Gallery from February 1 through February 28th. A FREE open...Details
Buds & Bows Gift Certificate winners at Peter Rabbit Tales show
Melissa Laufer of Odyssey Charter school (pictured on right) along with two other teachers were the lucky winners of a Floral arrangement compliments of our good friends at...Details
Individual Classic Albums Live Concerts On Sale Today!
Individual Classic Albums Live Tickets On Sale Today DAVID BOWIE: ZIGGY STARDUST - MAY 7, 2016 BEATLES: REVOLVER (50TH ANNIVERSARY) - JUNE 18, 2016 ALLMAN BROTHERS: A...Details
Just announced: Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath will open for Bret Michaels on Nov. 14!
When Sugar Ray’s breakthrough hit song “Fly” put them on the map in 1997, lead vocalist Mark McGrath was thrust into the public eye. McGrath will perform at the King Center...Details
Theatre for Youth & Outreach Harvest Festival "Beauty" at Avenues Viera Scarecrow Stroll
The King Center scarecrow “Beauty” represented the Theatre for Youth & Outreach Program at the Viera Avenues 4th Annual Scarecrow Stroll Fall Festival this past weekend....Details
Ms. Pahl, from West Melbourne School for Science, wins Theatre for Youth teacher participation promotion.
Ms. Pahl’s class represented the most group participation at our recent stage production of The Main Street Kids: A Math Start Musical. Karen Wilson (on right in photo),...Details
STRAIGHT NO CHASER SERVE UP “THE NEW OLD FASHIONED”
Straight No Chaser has announced details of their new album "The New Old Fashioned", which arrives everywhere on October 30th. "The New Old Fashioned" is available now for...Details
EFSC Faculty Art Exhibit now in the Harris Gallery!
EFSC Faculty Art Exhibit will be on display September 28th through October 25th in the King Center Harris Corporation Art Gallery before main stage performances for...Details
HERB ALPERT’S ‘COME FLY WITH ME’; GROUNDBREAKING MIX OF BRAND NEW MUSIC AND BELOVED CLASSICS OUT SEPTEMBER 25 SEE HIM IN CONCERT AT THE KING CENTER ON MARCH 3
Herb Alpert’s legendary career includes five decades of unprecedented breakthroughs as an artist, record executive and philanthropist. In the past two years alone, he won...Details
BUDDY GUY ALONG WITH DEREK TRUCKS, SUSAN TEDESCHI AND OTHERS CLOSES THE INAUGURAL EPISODE OF THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT
The inaugural episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert closed with a performance from an all-star lineup fronted by Mavis Staples, who joined Colbert’s house band to...Details
This Friday & Saturday evening – a rare opportunity with artist Robert Varley!
Mr. Varley will be on hand sharing a demonstration of his photographic work process in the King Center Harris Corporation Art Gallery before main stage performances....Details
Varley’s Views, a photographic exhibit by Robert Varley is currently on display at the King Center.
The stunning photography of Robert Varley is currently on exhibit in our Harris Corporation Art Gallery. The exhibit will be on display for ticketed patrons attending main...Details
The King Center Harris Corporation Art Gallery opens Varley’s Views, a photographic exhibit by Robert Varley.
There will be a public viewing event of Robert Varley’s photography in our Harris Corporation Art Gallery on Thursday, Sept 3, from 6 – 8 pm. Admission is free. The exhibit...Details
EFSC Melbourne Campus Welcome Back Student Luau - King Center Table
Amid Reggae music, Hawaiian dancers and steel drums the students of Eastern Florida State College were welcomed back for the start of a new term at the Melbourne campus....Details
Buddy Guy Scores Fifth #1 Blues Album In The Country With 'Born To Play Guitar'
Legendary blues icon and six-time Grammy Award winning artist Buddy Guy claimed the #1 spot last week onBillboard's Top Blues Album charts with his latest masterpiece Born...Details
2015-16 Harris Corporation Art Gallery Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard presents: “All That Art”
The Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard is hanging art in our Harris Corporation Art Gallery this morning. If you are coming to an upcoming show at the King Center, please...Details
AUDITIONS- Monday, June 22 @ 12:30 PM for the Summer Musical Theatre Project: Swing!
Calling aspiring singers, dancers, and musicians to participate in this awesome opportunity: The Summer Musical Theatre Project! presented through special arrangements with...Details
PAUL KANTNER OF JEFFERSON STARSHIP SET TO PLAY IN KING CENTER CONCERT
Despite being hospitalized after suffering a heart attack on March 25th, Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship co-founder, Paul Kantner will be here in concert on April...Details
STEVE OLIVER STEPS IN TO PLAY WITH ACOUSTIC ALCHEMY
Creative guitarist/vocalist, Steve Oliver, has agreed to join Acoustic Alchemy on stage in the Studio Theatre on April 26th. Due to a family emergency, we regret to inform...Details
ELIJAH WOLF JUST ANNOUNCED AS THE GIPSY KINGS SPECIAL GUEST
Singer-songwriter, Elijah Wolf will be the supporting act on the evening of The Gipsy Kings on June 12th. The twenty-one-year-old singer has songs brimming with adventure,...Details
KRISTINA TRAIN JOINS TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND AS SPECIAL GUEST!
Singer, songwriter and musician, Kristina Train has been confirmed as a special guest when the Tedeschi Trucks Band hits the King Center stage on April 21st. After signing...Details
Local Group, Vox Audio Just Added to the Sing-Off Live King Center concert! Also featuring Voice Play, Street Corner Symphony & The Exchange
Hailing from Orlando, Florida, Vox Audio is a Drama Desk award winning vocal group. Born as “Toxic Audio,” they were hired to perform daily at Disney World’s MGM Studios....Details
THE GIPSY KINGS WIN GRAMMY IN THE BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM CATEGORY TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR THEIR JUNE 12TH KING CENTER PERFORMANCE
At the 6th time at bat, the Gipsy Kings have won the GRAMMY for Best World Music Album, SAVOR FLAMENCO at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards. This is the group’s 6th Nomination,...Details
Congratulations to Weird Al Yankovic for winning a Grammy for Best Comedy Album!
“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC THE MANDATORY WORLD TOUR Coming to the King Center Friday, August 14, 2015 at 8:00 PM CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS!Details
The Sing-Off Live! Tour Adds Season Five’s The Exchange To National Tour Lineup
The Exchange, who met on Season 3 of The Sing-Off, will join previously announced VoicePlay and Street Corner Symphony at the King Center on March 10th. The Exchange are...Details
The Viera High School choir performed on the King Center stage Sunday night with the one and only Susan Boyle!
The students did an amazing job and received a standing ovation from the audience! Warm congratulations to all who participated.Details
HOTEL CALIFORNIA A SALUTE TO THE EAGLES 3rd SHOW JUST ADDED – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16TH AT 8PM
HOTEL CALIFORNIA A SALUTE TO THE EAGLES Tickets go on sale Friday, August 29TH at Noon Due to the overwhelming popularity of HOTEL CALIFORNIA “A Salute to the Eagles” in...Details
Check out these pictures of our talented Summer Musical Theatre Project students rehearsing for Thoroughly Modern Millie!
Three shows only! July 18—7:30 p.m. and July 19—2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Don’t miss Thoroughly Modern Millie performed by students of the 3rd Annual Summer Musical Theatre...Details
SUSAN BOYLE ON LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL JUNE 25th
Be sure to catch Susan Boyle as she performs on Live with Kelly and Michael on Wednesday, June 25th. After earning rave reviews for her sell out Scottish and UK Tours in...Details
Congratulations to the winners of the King Center Theatre For Youth & Outreach Program Cover Design Contest
King Center Theatre For Youth & Outreach Program Cover Design Contest In celebration of The Theatre For Youth & Outreach Program 20th Anniversary Winners of the Cover...Details
The King Center, Theatre For Youth & Outreach Program 2014-2015 season
20th Anniversary Celebration Starts now! Cover design contest deadline: Thursday, May 8th, 2014 Calling All Aspiring Artists! Eligibility Contest is open to all...Details
FORMER CAST MEMBERS OF THE JERSEY BOYS AND STRAIGHT NO CHASER! Tuesday, April 22nd at 7:30 pm
UNDER THE STREETLAMP brings the American Radio Songbook to a whole new level. Four extremely talented and charismatic former cast members of the Tony® Award-winning...Details
UNDER THE STREETLAMP: LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL” PBS Special
The “UNDER THE STREETLAMP: LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL” PBS Special will air on WUCF TV – Central Florida’s PBS TV channel, Tuesday, March 18 at 10:30 pm EST. Enjoy this...Details
FAMILY FUN PERFORMANCE! CHILDREN’S DISCOUNT TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR PEKING ACROBATS!
The Peking Acrobats set the world record for the Human Chair Stack on Fox's GUINNESS BOOK PRIMETIME TV show where they astounded audiences with their bravery and dexterity...Details
JOHN LEGEND – BECOME A MEMBER AND GET TICKETS BEFORE THE PUBLIC!
John Legend is coming on April 28th for the "All Of Me Tour". Intimate, raw, and unplugged. Members can purchase tickets January 28th – 30th before they go on sale to the...Details
RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES CELEBRATES THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF BEATLES MUSIC IN AMERICA
With new sets and new music, Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles coming to the US and their appearance on the Ed Sullivan...Details
Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts General Contest Rules
Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts General Contest Rules (Contest rules current as of January 30, 2014) These are the General Contest Rules for the Maxwell C....Details
The Moody Blues ‘Timeless Flight Tour 2014’ Is coming on March 28, 2014
Tickets for The Moody Blues concert will be going on sale to the public on December 13th. If you would like to purchase your tickets early, you might like to join our...Details
The national tour of Dreamgirls, is "exceptionally well produced and performed" - Broadwayworld.com
The national tour of Dreamgirls, is exceptionally well produced and performed. It is an experience that is not to be missed. The stage musical has some key differences from...Details
"Strings of Fire" : LORD OF THE DANCE, coming to the King Center
"Strings of Fire" from the new DVD and Blu-ray "Michael Flatley returns as Lord of the Dance" LORD OF THE DANCE at the King Center Melbourne Florida Sunday, March 17,...Details
Summer Musical Theatre Project - Hairspray the Musical
The awesome talent of the young people participating in our Summer Musical Theatre Project will be showcased as they present Broadway’s musical comedy hit, HAIRSPRAY on...Details
The King Center's efforts to meet special needs of patrons with disabilities
The Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, located on the Melbourne campus of Eastern Florida State College (formerly Brevard Community College), was established...Details