|The Plaza’s iconic rotating spire|
|Recent renovations included a state-of-the-art lighting and projection system.|
|Two stages present seated and standing room performances|
|(All photos courtesy of The Plaza Live)|
For many Orlando residents, the historic Plaza Live Theatre is the best place in the city to see a live show. Why, you ask? Because it’s cool and affordable.
Constructed in 1963 as Orlando’s first 2-screen movie theater, the Plaza was converted into a live performance hall in 1990, acting as the 3rd largest seated venue in Central Florida. Since then, the Plaza has gained notoriety for presenting full calendars of concerts, comedians, and cultural events.
Recent renovations have made the Plaza an even hipper joint. Two stages with removable seating and state-of-the-art lighting and projection allow the venue to put on sensational seated and standing room shows.
There’s a large lobby area with a retro ambiance, beer and wine bar, and BBQ concession stand serving great snacks and sandwiches.
Located at 425 N. Bumby Ave., the Plaza neighbors the TG Lee facility and the Colonial Plaza shopping center, there is so much free available parking that the theatre often allows food trucks and vendors to set up shop in the lot directly in front of the theatre.
The acts that visit The Plaza are diverse; I’ve seen everyone from Rusted Root to the Canadian Tenors. Check out the Plaza’s full calendar of events or sign up for email updates to keep aprised of upcoming shows.
Whether you’re single and looking or on a date with your special someone, the Plaza is a great bet for a fabulous night of live entertainment.
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