• “The Sound of Music”

    November 14-17; 21-24, 2019      7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) Location: Loca Lee Buckner Theatre Adults: $18; Students: $9 – Reserved Seating This final collaboration between musical theatre giants Rodgers and Hammerstein was clearly destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. When Maria, a young postulant, proves to be too high-spirited for the […]

  • Art A-La-Carte

    Nov 23 from 10am-2pm. Entry is $5 members, $8 nonmembers.

  • Moscow Ballet’s The Great Russian Nutcracker

    An annual Christmas tradition, The Moscow Ballet “Great Russian Nutcracker” returns to the RP Funding Center on Friday, November 22nd at 7:00 pm. A true Russian performance whose iconic dancers, puppets and hand-crafted costumes define their respective generations and now transcend them, The Moscow Ballet has found a unique way to celebrate an incredible 27 […]

  • KidsGiving

    November 22-30, 9am-5pm. Join Explorations V family and friends to practice the art of giving back. From feeding ducks safe food to picking up trash around downtown. Activity times vary daily. Check website for details. Most events are free.

  • Much Ado About Nothing

    By William Shakespeare. Nov 14-17 & 21-24. Thur-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm. This Shakespeare comedy is a beautiful play about misunderstandings, love, and deception.   Don Pedro, Prince of Aragon, stops to visit his friend Leonato after a successful military campaign with some of his soldiers including Claudio and Benedick.  Leonato shares his house with his lovely […]

  • Cirque Dreams Holidaze

    CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE brings its latest electrifying and reimagined live holiday family stage spectacular to Lakeland’s RP Funding Center on November 20th @ 7:30pm for one unforgettable performance. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday, July 22nd at 9:30 am! This critically-acclaimed extravaganza is a Broadway musical and new Cirque adventure wrapped into the ultimate […]

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    Fridays through Sundays,  Oct 24-Nov 17. The biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes alive in the musical retelling. Lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Visit the Theatre Winter Haven Website for times and tickets on specific days.

  • Having Hope at Home

    Performances are Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 2pm, Nov 8-24. Tickets: Adult $18, 18 & Under $12. Season & Flex Passes are also available. Box office hours are Wednesdays 10am-2pm and one hour before showtime on performance days.

  • Squabbles

    A comedy by Marshall Karp. Directed by Susan Raesly. Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm; Nov 2-17. This hilarious play pits a father-in-law against a mother.  This play is one confrontation after another until the finale in which the oldsters discover that the other is not so bad.

  • Spirits: Ritual & Ceremonial African & Oceanic Art from the Dr. Alan & Linda Rich Collection

    Exhibit is open from October 26, 2019 – January 26. Over the course of four decades, Dr. Alan and Linda Rich have displayed a passion for helping others, traveling the world and bringing medical care to those in need. With his profession as an ophthalmologist and eye surgeon and hers as an occupational therapist trained to […]

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Supplemental Application for Arts, Culture & Heritage TDC Sponsorship

Deadline: August 8 at 4:00 pm. THIS IS NOT A POSTMARK DEADLINE. The Polk County TDC and the Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee have both approved a supplemental application period for events taking place next Fiscal Year (October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2015). Below you will find the Application and Guidelines, which detail the […]

2014-2015 Division of Cultural Affairs Grants

Today, Governor Scott released his veto list for Florida’s 2014-2015 budget.         He did not veto four of the five Division of Cultural Affairs grants programs.        He did veto the State Touring Program.  Click this link for details.

PMoA Awards Scholarships to Five Harrison Seniors

LAKELAND – Polk Museum of Art on May 15 presented scholarships to college-bound visual arts students at Harrison School for the Arts. Gold Patron Scholarships were awarded to seniors Megan Cloyd, Hannah Richardson, Rebekah Rittenhouse and Emily Wade; and junior Chase Van Tilburg. Platinum Patron Scholarships were awarded to seniors Hannah Creech, Megan Cloyd and […]

Play it Forward

“Play it Forward” is a fundraising concert to raise money for musical instruments for band and orchestra programs in Polk County Schools. All the musicians are donating their time and talent for this event. Do you part and show your appreciation to these performers, and help raise money to foster music in our community. See […]

Ledger Editorial – Creative Industries: Arts Improve Polk

Published: Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 12:13 a.m. Last Modified: Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 12:13 a.m. View the editorial on The Ledger website here.

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494