Palm Beach’s historic water-side Royal Poinciana Playhouse is the focus site for building the new Palm Beach Performing Arts Center

YESTERDAY:  The Royal Poinciana Playhouse, built in 1959 as a producing theater, was renowned for hosting an impressive A-List roster of celebrities.   Children and families dressed in their Sunday-best to thrill over exciting performances.  VIPs donned furs and jewels to see and be seen at its high-caliber entertaining performances.  When the lights shined on stage, guests were delighted to immerse in the moment, extinguishing anything of outside concern.

Sadly, in 2004, an economic downturn amidst the new theater trend for grander and larger staging snuffed the Playhouse lights.  For 10 years, the Playhouse remained empty and dark.  Absent of updates, the forgotten stage, its equipment and absolute facility stood vacant and forlorn, deteriorating and failing the test of time.  Unsafe, inaccessible and unable to meet requirements for public safety and use, its memories of glory, fame and sanctity uniformly faded in decay.

TODAY:  Introducing an experienced, successful team of professionals together with the energy, ambition and prowess to spark reigniting renowned world-class performing arts for Palm Beach!   The Palm Beach Performing Arts Center (PBPAC) team garnered a long-term lease with the Sterling Organization to bring exciting high-quality opportunities of world-renown performing arts to the PBPAC.  Breathing new life by building this highest-quality, town-serving arts entity for Palm Beach will once again shine the lights on stage and create a cultural legacy markedly enriching the quality of life for Palm Beach.

UNIQUELY NESTLED WATER-SIDE AND IN PALM BEACH, its LOCATION ensures coveted views, thus further increasing the desire and demand for this Lincoln Center scale-equivalent performing arts center for Palm Beach.

MAJOR RENOVATIONS are required together with utility upgrades and a backbone implanted for essential next-generation technology.  YOU can play an historic LEADNG ROLE Defining the Future of the Arts! Help build a Legacy for arts and culture, enrich the quality of life for Palm Beach today and for generations to come, CONTACT Pamela Stark Thomas at PST@PB-PAC.org or call 561) 351-5012 today. 

Palm Beach Performing Arts Center will produce and present Broadway musicals, plays and new works!  A 501 (c) (3) charitable organization dedicated to the performing arts for theater, film and television, preserving and nurturing the Theater art form for world class productions, developing new musicals and plays, training young and emerging artists, and ensuring that theater is accessible to all audiences.  PBPAC aspires to be a vital artistic and education center recognized for its high-quality, innovative theatre and arts training programs.  All gifts will support the endowment and capital campaign for re-opening the World Class Palm Beach Performing Arts Center [Royal Poinciana Playhouse]  For information on naming opportunities for individuals or corporate, please contact Pamela Stark Thomas PST@PB-PAC.org or 561-351-5012 for information and gifting opportunities.

The Palm Beach Performing Arts Center will complement and round-out the current picture for high quality performing arts in and surrounding the town of Palm Beach.  By filling this gap, PBPAC makes complete the Palm Beach community’s important cultural portfolio.  

 Current Webb Report notes Town of Palm Beach residents support more than 50,000 performance events each Season.  PBPAC will fill the gap where important performing arts programs are strongly needed and desired, making the Palm Beach community’s cultural portfolio complete. 

 Palm Beach County and surrounding theaters exhibit consistent sold-out performances.   Performing arts facilities are expanding to meet strong audience demand [with Founder/VIP and club-level amenities, quality waterside dining options and more].  West Palm Beach’s Kravis Center and Ft. Lauderdale’s Parker Playhouse eagerly extend their support for PBPAC’s 1,000-seat “house” with next generation technology as it allows for expanding and enriching their programs as well. Uniquely nestled water-front and in Palm Beach adds bonus luxury. Integrating a larger stage and expanded fly loft allows for great, high-quality productions. Incorporating next-generation lighting, sound and movement technologies ensure exciting performances such as never before available for Palm Beach.