THE KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

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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 www.kravis.org. 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

  • Ping Chong & Company presents: Beyond Sacred. Voices of Muslim Identiry. Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse. For information at tickets, click: https://www.kravis.org/events/muslim/
  • Tuesday, February 12-17: Les Miserables.   For information and tickets, click: https://www.kravis.org/events/les-miserables/
  • Friday, February 15 & Saturday, February 16: Bob Merrill Celebrating the Jazz Piano Masters.   Charismatic trumpeter and vocalist Bob Merrill teams up with renowned pianist Ted Rosenthal to capture the spirit of some of the greatest piano stylists in jazz. From ragtime pioneer Scott Joplin to Harlem stride legend Fats Waller, and from memorable bandleaders to modern masters, this comprehensive tribute includes historical details, anecdotes and a slide show.  For information and tickets, click:  https://www.kravis.org/events/merrill/
  • Thursday, February 18: African-American Film Festival: The Long Walk Home.  Set in Montgomery, Alabama during the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, The Long Walk Homestars Whoopi Goldberg as Odessa Cotter, an African-American woman who works as a maid/nanny for Miriam Thompson (Sissy Spacek). When Odessa refuses to ride the bus to work, Miriam offers to drive her—causing a rift with her husband (Dwight Schultz) and others in the white community. Odessa must choose between what she believes is right or succumb to pressure from her husband and others. (1 hour, 38 minutes) . For information and tickets, click: https://www.kravis.org/events/longwalk/
  • Friday, February 19: Dominic Cheli, Piano - A Florida Debut.  Dominic’s rapidly advancing career included a concerto debut in Germany in 2017-2018 and his debut CD for the Naxos label. In summer 2018, Dominic returns to the Virginia Arts Festival for a special concert celebrating his teacher and mentor, André–Michel Schub (including their collaboration on Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos, K. 365, with the Virginia Symphony), and debuts recitals at the Ravinia Festival and New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival. In spring 2019, Dominic will make his Carnegie Hall recital debut. The St. Louis native is praised for playing with “insight and tenderness” and a “touch [that] was resonant and rich.” For information and tickets, click: https://www.kravis.org/events/cheli/
  • Wednesday, February 20: Act of Congress.  Alabama indie group Act of Congress, described by Nashville Public Radio as “one of the freshest sounding, exuberant bands in all of the known acoustic universe,” serves up classical, pop, rock and more with seasoned strings. Blending violin, mandolin, guitar and contrabass with stellar vocals, the quartet is known for its spirited style and symphony collaborations.  For information and tickets, click: https://www.kravis.org/events/actofcongress/

For tickets and information go to www.kravis.org

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.