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T I M E L I N E
The next era of arts & entertainment is just around the corner at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. New entertainment, education, dining and hospitality experiences will unfold as the Broward Center begins a bold transformation.
ACT 1 — Transforming the audience experience.
When the curtain went up on the first act of the Broward Center’s ENCORE! capital expansion in October 2012, audiences noticed the renovations to the Au-Rene Theater, which included all new seats and a Club Level that redefines how people enjoy live theater. What they didn't see is equally important – the infrastructure upgrades, including new sound, lighting and air conditioning systems, that have enhanced the Broward Center experience for all guests.
ACT 2 — The curtain rises.
Au-Rene Theater Lobby Renovation Complete
Act 2 begins in the Fall of 2013. When guests arrive at the Broward Center, they will step into lobbies that have become destinations in themselves. In the Au-Rene Theater, the new bar will be a bold centerpiece providing seamless food and beverage service. The redesigned Peck Courtyard will invite guests outside to enjoy the South Florida landscape. Inside the theater, a completely renovated Silver Airways Intermezzo Lounge will offer a patrons a new experience before performances and during intermissions. New lobbies, expanded and redesigned rest rooms, new seating areas, and hospitality enhancements complete the guest amenities that bring Act 2 to a close.
ACT 3 — A new level of entertainment and education.
Huizega Pavilion Grand Opening
The drama reaches a peak in Act 3. The theater renovations will have been completed, the new Huizenga Pavilion will be the site of special events and parties in the Porter Riverview Ballroom, and the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center will offer classes, performances and arts-in-education activities for students of all ages. Guests will be able to stroll down the hillside, grab a bite in the New River Bistro, relax or dine with friends in a courtyard on the Wendt Terraces and enjoy an outdoor performance by the river.
As Act 3 comes to a close and the curtain goes up on the “new” Broward Center, the next era of arts and entertainment will begin.