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128 E Forsyth St #300


Entertainment and Nightlife, Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend


  • 3.5Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

First opened in 1927, the Florida Theatre now showcases more than 200 cultural and entertainment events annually. Similar to other theaters constructed in the 1920s, the Florida Theatre boasts a lavish interior. Built in the Mediterranean Revival-style, the theater impresses travelers with its terrazzo and tile floors, amber glass light fixtures and chandeliers, terracotta exterior ornamentation and decorative columns.

Though past visitors appreciated the historic architecture, a few said the venue could benefit from some modernizations and upgrades, including new seats and improved acoustics.

The Florida Theatre is located in downtown Jacksonville. Performance times vary and you can purchase tickets online, over the phone or in person. For more information about upcoming events, visit the theater's website.

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