About the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts


The Kravis Center’s Mission is to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County by:

  • Presenting a diverse schedule of national and international artists and companies of the highest quality
  • Offering comprehensive arts education programs
  • Providing a Palm Beach County home for local and regional arts organizations in which to showcase their work
  • Providing economic catalyst and community leadership in West Palm Beach, supporting efforts to increase travel and tourism to Palm Beach County

Official Website

The official website of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is Use this website for tickets and information regarding all upcoming events.

Kravis Center Venues

The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts includes:

  • The magnificent Dreyfoos Hall plays host to spectacular performances throughout the season offering shows that reflect the mission to present enriching entertainment that appeals to a diverse array of audiences. Join us for a season of extraordinary performances
    including jazz, classical and rock-n-roll concerts, laugh-out-loud comedy, breathtaking dance and so much more. Our 2018-2019 line-up includes acclaimed artists Bernadette Peters, Patti LaBelle, Derek Hough, Storm Large, Boz Scaggs, Jay Leno and many more. 
  •  From sultry, sentimental favorites to spirited tributes to jazz legends and the best of Broadway icons—Persson Hall will be filled with a diverse array of music to move you this season. Cabaret-style seating in this intimate and versatile space accommodates up to 300 guests and offers a full service bar and snacks (not included in ticket prices). 
  •  The 285-seat Rinker Playhouse provides an intimate theater experience with a diverse line-up of performances including musicals, comedy, concerts and Shakespeare. Most presentations in this venue have reserved seating. 

Coming Up at The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

Tall Stories Emily Brown and the Thing

May 4, 2019 at 10 am

One evening, Emily Brown and her old gray rabbit, Stanley, hear a Thing crying outside. The poor Thing just can’t get to sleep, so the intrepid pair embark on a trip to discover why. Touching on themes of fear, bravery and adventure (and bedtime excuses), this production from London’s Tall Stories theater company is suitable for ages 3 and up.

Dance Theatre of Harlem

May 8, 2019 at 8 pm

Founded 50 years ago, Dance Theatre of Harlem continues to shatter obstacles and change lives, deepening the connection between artists and diverse communities by redefining classical dance. Audiences are spellbound by the swiftness and elegance of this respected ballet troupe, which evolved from a church basement to stages around the world.

Spotlight on Young Musicians

May 10, 21019 7 pm

 (A Kravis Center Community Outreach Event In partnership with the Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County, the School District of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach County Music Teachers’ Association)
Crossing the threshold from practice to the stage is every music student’s dream, and the Kravis Center has been helping to make these dreams come true for 27 years. Since 1992, after a youth orchestra founder and educators from two Palm Beach County groups collaborated with the Center to create Spotlight on Young Musicians, scores of dedicated students have performed in Dreyfoos Hall. The popular annual event not only showcases emerging talent but also promotes the excellent music programs within area schools.

Kravis Center Dream Awards: Celebrating High School Musical Theatre Excellence

May 12, 2019 7 pm

 The Kravis Center Dream Awards is a program dedicated to recognizing outstanding student achievement in high school musical theater. Schools submit their productions for observation by Dream Awards adjudicators, who then in turn provided valuable feedback to the casts of these shows to help further their growth as artists. The Dream Awards Showcase celebrates the hard work of the participating schools, with solo medleys from leading actors and actresses and group numbers featuring outstanding ensemble talent. Several awards will be presented throughout the night, including the Outstanding Lead Performer Award, given to one male and one female performer who will go on to represent Palm Beach County at the National High School Musical Theater Awards in New York City.

Kinky Boots
May 16, 2019 8 pm

 Kinky Boots is Broadway’s sole-filled smash! With songs by pop star Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical romp is about friendship and the belief that you can change the world if you change your mind. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots is a sassy stroll from a shoe factory in Northampton to the catwalks of Milan.
Beyond the Stage: Join us for a free pre-performance talk by Steven Caras at 6:45 pm in the Cohen Pavilion.

Chick Corea & Bela Fleck Duet

May 17, 2019 8 pm

 Chick Corea and Béla Fleck, two master songwriters, musicians and band leaders meet in a historic duet of piano and banjo. The Grammy-winning duo will combine their most recognizable tunes with the music from their Latin Grammy-winning album, The Enchantment, as well as a mix of jazz and pop standards for an evening of jazz, bluegrass, rock, flamenco and gospel.

For tickets and information, click here or go to

Purchase Tickets

The Kravis Center Box Office is located at the western entrance to the building, just outside the lobby of Dreyfoos Hall. You may purchase tickets in person during Box Office hours or by calling 561.832.7469 or 800.572.8471. Spanish-speaking customer service representatives are available.  There is no processing fee to purchase tickets at the Box Office. 

Casual Dining by Catering by The Breakers at the Kravis Center

Enjoy a light meal, cocktail or other refreshments at Bistro Teatro on the Mezzanine level lobby during all Dreyfoos Hall performances. The bistro menu offers a variety of freshly made salads, soups, sandwiches and more and is open 1 ½ hours prior to each performance. For more information, please call 561.651.4444.