Jacksonville's arts and entertainment scene combines the best of world-class events with the local cultural community. This vibrancy can be found throughout the city. Jacksonville's unique entertainment and cultural options create a real sense of character.  Jacksonville has its own professional symphony, a variety of museums, ballet and opera companies, dozens of theatres prepared to amaze with old favorites or ground-breaking new drama, dance companies, vocal ensembles and orchestras producing events year-round.


Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1949, this is one of Florida's most longstanding orchestras and one of the few with a dedicated rehearsal and concert hall. The symphony performs everything from classical masterpieces to pop music to bluegrass. For more information, visit www.jaxsymphony.org.

Performing Centers

Daily's Place Daily's Place

A new state-of-the-art, multi-use complex adjacent to TIAA Bank Field housing a 5,500-person capacity amphitheater and 94,000-square foot covered flex field. For more information, visit www.dailysplace.com.

A performance at the Florida Ballet The Florida Ballet

Founded in 1979, the Florida Ballet is Jacksonville's first and only professional dance company.  It stages several major productions each year, from classical to contemporary. For more information, visit floridaballet.org.

Florida Theatre interior Florida Theatre

From ballet and opera to contemporary pop, rock, jazz, country and blues, the Florida Theatre offers over 200 cultural and entertainment events annually for every taste and age. For more information, visit www.floridatheatre.com.

Metro Park during a large daytime concert Metropolitan Park

Metropolitan Park, located along the beautiful St. Johns River, is a premier recreational facility. Since its opening in 1984, this once vacant 27-acre facility offers something for everyone. Whether you prefer relaxing in the cool river breezes or listening to top-name entertainment at one of the many outdoor concerts, Metropolitan Park offers a variety of recreational amenities.

Ritz Theatre marquee at night The Ritz Theater & LaVilla Museum

Featuring an eye-catching mix of African and African-American cultural exhibits, the museum offers historical exhibits of LaVilla and the northeast while the Ritz Theatre provides a unique setting for many entertainment performances. For more information, visit www.ritzjacksonville.com.

Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

The Times-Union Center is a center for professional and community artistry in downtown Jacksonville. This beautiful three-venue facility is committed to supporting a wide range of entertainment experiences at the highest level of professionalism and is also home to the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. For more information, visit www.timesunioncenter.com.

Outside the Veterans Memorial Arena Veterans Memorial Arena

Opened in 2004, the arena has a seating capacity of 15,000 and is designed to have top-of-the-line acoustics for concerts as well as serving as a multi-functional entertainment venue. For more information, visit www.jaxarena.com.

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

Cummer Museum and Gardens exterior photo Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

The largest in Northeast Florida, the Cummer Museum has a permanent collection of more than 4,000 objects and is noted for its Old Master and American paintings, as well as Meissen porcelain. For more information, visit www.cummermuseum.org.

MOCA at night The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

MOCA is a cultural resource of the University of North Florida and one of the Southeast’s largest contemporary art institutions. Situated on Hemming Plaza since 2003, MOCA is dedicated to presenting innovative exhibitions by the finest international, national, and regional artists of our time. For more information, visit www.mocajacksonville.unf.edu.

Outside view of the Museum of Science and History The Museum of Science & History (MOSH)

The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) inspires the joy of lifelong learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history. Within the walls of MOSH are three levels of exhibits that make science, history and innovation accessible for all. From interactive, award-winning favorites like Currents of Time and Atlantic Tails to the Florida Naturalist’s Center, which houses animals native to northeast Florida, there is something for all ages to discover. For more information, visit www.themosh.org.

Visit the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville for more information.