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Performance Venues

Athens Theatre

Experience a piece of cultural history at the Athens Theatre, designed by prominent Orlando architect Murray S. King. The building is one of Central Florida’s few existing examples of a classic American theater. Constructed primarily by DeLand craftsmen and laborers, the facility embodies the best in design, construction, decoration and equipment. When the theater opened in 1922 with a movie, live theater performance and several vaudeville acts, the DeLand Daily News declared it “Florida’s Handsomest Theater” and “gem of architecture.” Its name derives from the vision of city founder Henry DeLand, who sought to create a place that would be the “Athens of Florida.”

Athens Theatre
124 North Florida Avenue, DeLand, FL 32720
(386) 736-1500

Café Da Vinci

This little hidden gem in small-town Deland is has featured acts well beyond its stature since 1993, including JJ Grey of Mofro, The Wailers and The Avett Brothers, to name a few. Café DaVinci includes two stages for performances. Many people say “it feels like New Orleans dropped into Deland.” Just off Main Street in historic downtown Deland, the café features many of the area’s best homegrown musical talent.

Café da Vinci
112 W Georgia Ave, DeLand, FL 32720
(386) 736-0008

Shoestring Theatre

This community theater has been going for several decades now and it truly a community theater. Many shows have several members of one family on stage, or in tech working together. From the “Man of La Mancha” to “The Sunshine Boys” to its Children’s summer show this little theater is a great place to watch and participate in local theater.

Shoestring Theatre
380 S Goodwin Street
Lake Helen, Florida 32744
(386) 228-3777

The Deltona Amphitheater

Just outside the Lyonia Environmental Center is a 1,000-seat outdoor amphitheater that provides a fantastic venue for music, plays, educational programs and community gatherings. The Deltona Amphitheater contributes to the “green” or environmentally responsible, elements of the Library complex as it features pervious pavement in the walkways of the venue, ultimately allowing rain water to percolate quickly into the ground and contributing to aquifer recharge.

The amphitheater is a joint project of the Deltona Regional Library, the Lyonia Environmental Center and the City of Deltona.

For information regarding events, rental fees and booking, please contact Mark Manning with the City of Deltona at (386) 878-8905.

The Deltona Amphitheater – Lyonia Preserve
2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL 32725
(386) 878-8905

Gateway Center for the Arts

Gateway Center is a multipurpose, handicapped accessible community cultural arts center that encourages and perpetuates the production, preservation, conservation, viewing of the fine arts, and the educational support of the arts to all.

Gateway Center for the Arts
880 U.S 17, DeBary, FL 32713
(386) 668-5553

Second Stage Theatre at Stetson University

The Second Stage Theatre houses Stetson University’s theatre department, located inside the Museum of Art, adjacent to the DeLand campus.

Second Stage Theatre
600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, Florida 32720
(386) 822-8700

Rivership Barbara-Lee

The St. Johns Rivership Co. operates the most relaxing cruises on the St. Johns River aboard the Rivership Barbara-Lee, an authentic paddlewheeler.  Leaving from Lake Monroe Harbour Marina in downtown Sanford, Florida, the Barbara-Lee serves up food, entertainment and fun alongside the best views of wildlife along the storied St. Johns.  The ship has five decks: An open-air top deck, a covered open-air “paddlewheel deck” overlooking the wheels, an enclosed upper deck that seats 60 diners with its own dance floor, a mezzanine deck that seats 40 and the large main salon deck that seats 84 with its stage, dance floor and bar. The enclosed dining areas are climate controlled with air conditioning and heating.

St. Johns River Ship Company
433 North Palmetto Avenue, Sanford, FL 32771
(321) 441-3030

Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex

This 66-acre sports complex boasts some of Central Florida’s premier soccer fields, and hosts spring training for several major league soccer teams. In addition, baseball and football fields are available for the city’s youth and adult leagues. Dewey O. Boster is also the site for the city’s annual holiday events: the Halloween Spooktacular, the July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza and the Easter Eggstravaganza.

Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex
1200 Saxon Blvd, Deltona, FL 32725
(386) 878-8900

Elizabeth Hall

Built in 1897, Elizabeth hall serves as the concert venue for a wide variety of musical and vocal performances by visiting artists as well as stetson’s nationally recognized music faculty and students.

Elizabeth Hall
421 N Woodland Blvd Stetson University, DeLand, FL 32723

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