Opened on 9th October, 2003, the Orlando Repertory Theatre is meant for the young crowd as well as families. It holds many plays, classes, camps, and offers performance opportunities for young artists. ThisLearn place promotes reading, literacy, and verbal skills through the use of books and plays as literature.
Orlando Science Center is a glistening structure that looks like the product of a meeting between Greek-Roman architects and Star Trek engineers. The analogy applies to the activities inside as well. The museum strives to teach kids (and adults) about classical science using modern, hands-on, sometimes high-tech activities. The museum houses themed exhibit halls where patrons can explore the human body, modern technology, the solar system and other topics. The exhibits often change, so you can always learn something new. Its eight-story CineDome is billed as one of the world's largest movie theaters where they show large-format nature/technology films.
Amway Center is a prominent sports and entertainment venue in downtown. Orlando The facade and interiors of the center were designed by ace architects and are very eclectically built. The center boasts a variety of facilities, including a concourse, locker rooms, rest rooms, concert stage and more. Events here include Orlando Magic basketball games, other local tournaments, the famed NBA championship, WWE events, concerts, and performing arts shows.
A great addition to Orlando's already plentiful attractions, the Orlando Eye is Florida's counterpart to the much-loved London Eye. The 400-foot (121-meter) Ferris wheel takes a total of 22 minutes to do a full round. From the comfort of your high-tech capsule, you can see incredible views of all the major attractions, lakes, and an unforgettable panorama of Central Florida. Clear days afford views as far as Cape Canaveral on the East Coast. Come here at sunset for one of the most romantic vistas in the city.
A haven for house music on Saturday nights, the Attic is a high-energy club with mass appeal. This club is comprised of two rooms, and features a dance floor in the middle plus VIP booths lined up along the walls. The modern decor and EDM music make this a standout among the college crowd, but the Attic offers something for everyone looking to party.
Ripley's operates 35 oddity museums worldwide, and the experience of visiting one is a bit like devouring a pint of ice cream; you know it's not really good for you, but boy is it fun! The Orlando collection is housed in a Bavarian-style building, deliberately dis-proportioned to look like part of it has disappeared into one of Florida's infamous sinkholes. Inside, you'll find such oddities as a statue of a 1,069-pound man, torture devices from the Spanish Inquisition and a replica of a 1907 Rolls Royce built from more than a million matchsticks. Check website for further details.
The 250-odd seat Mad Cow Theatre is a prime venue in Orlando to host plays, music concerts, dances or musicals. The annual Orlando Cabaret Festival finds itself a permanent venue at the Mad Cow Theatre. Before the popular movie Sweeney Todd lit the big screen, one of the places it ran as a successful musical was the Mad Cow. Adding to the list of popular musicals featured often is the Fantasticks. Comedies such as Present Laughter or analysis of human nature in A Number have been other features to earn standing ovations.
Make merry on the road-literally, at the Wall Street Plaza in downtown Orlando. Packed with several specialty and theme restaurants and bars, one can sip a martini at leisure or head-bang at one of the many live music concerts held here frequently. Street parties, festivals and regular theme nights make this an ideal spot to soak in the nightlife of Orlando. Wall Street Plaza has something for everyone - from businesspersons to the fun-loving teens and party buffs.
Lauded as Orlando's best entertainment venue for over a decade, The Social hosts a number of musical events that keep it almost always packed. The club is also known as 'the pit', but only in the best sense of the word. Patrons sit or dance in a pit, while musicians play jazz, rock and other types of music on a stage above. The food, which is served with a Southwestern flare, is good, but the martinis, all 27 varieties, are the club's claim to fame. And if you're planning to throw a party or even a corporate event, there could be no better place than The Social. Let the good times roll!
The Abbey is a multicultural event space offering a versatile line-up of events. From cabaret performances and comedy shows to concerts spanning various genres, the venue sees multiple live events every night of the week. The spacious venue comprises a fully-stocked bar and makes for a fun space to host private soirees.