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UCF Celebrates the Arts - One of Central Florida’s favorite traditions celebrates ten years!

Discover the next generation of creative voices at UCF Celebrates the Arts, exclusively at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando this April.

UCF Celebrates the Arts

UCF Celebrates the Arts is an immersive and dynamic cultural extravaganza that fuses creativity, innovation and community engagement. This annual festival showcases the artistic prowess of UCF’s faculty and students and invites the broader community to enjoy performances, exhibitions, presentations and interactive experiences.

Celebrates the Arts has become a cornerstone of Orlando’s cultural calendar, and is celebrating its 10th year in 2024, with this year's events taking place at Dr Phillips Center from April 3 – 14.

With a focus on accessibility, partnership and diverse offerings, UCF Celebrates the Arts is a unique opportunity for the community to experience the creative side of UCF’s innovative spirit.

UCF Celebrates the Arts


Multidisciplinary Performances

Dive into a captivating array of performances spanning classic and contemporary music, theater, and visual arts. UCF’s talented artists and performers will take the stage to deliver spellbinding showcases that transcend boundaries and ignite the imagination.

Artistic Exhibitions

Immerse yourself in a world of creativity through thought-provoking exhibitions featuring works by UCF’s emerging and established artists. From traditional mediums to cutting-edge digital art, Dr. Phillips Center transforms into a visual feast for art enthusiasts.

Interactive Workshops and Talks

Engage with the creative and research process firsthand through engaging discussions and interactive workshops led by UCF faculty and visiting artists. Whether you’re a subject expert or a novice, these free sessions offer a unique opportunity to explore new ideas and perspectives.

Community Involvement

UCF Celebrates the Arts goes beyond the campus, with events that feature a wide variety of artists, ranging from Orlando’s professional presenting organizations to K-12 students. And the diversity doesn’t stop on the stages: the festival features events specifically designed for a variety of audiences, including people of all ages and abilities.

Highlight Events

April 3

Knight to Shine: A Musical Theatre Showcase

April 3

APOLLO’S GIFT: An Art History of the Moon Landing with Peter Kalb

April 3

Architecture Showcase & Awards

April 5

Feels Like Rain, Flying Horse Big Band plays Love Lost and Love Found

April 6

YO, HO, HO! LET’S GO! Theatre for the Very Youngon

April 6

ODE TO HEROES with the UCF Symphony Orchestra

April 6 - 7

Marriage of Figaro by the UCF Opera

April 9

Trains and Automobiles” featuring the UCF Concert Band

April 10


April 11 - 14

SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

April 14

National Young Composers Challenge

For more informations, and to see the entire schedule of events, Click Here.

UCF Celebrates the Arts


Celebrate with UCF!

UCF Celebrates the Arts is designed to be affordable and accessible: nearly half of the events and all of the exhibitions are free. A ticket or registration is required to enter Dr. Phillips Center, however.

Tickets for events with paid entrance are available for sale on the Dr. Phillips Center website.

10 for the 10th!

It’s the tenth anniversary of UCF Celebrates the Arts and to celebrate, the UCF are offering ten tickets at $10 each! It’s flexible: enjoy attending ten different events or use your tickets to bring friends with you! Purchase your $100 voucher between January 19 and February 29, and redeem for tickets March 1-29.

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UCF Celebrates the Arts

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