Clearwater Cultural Happenings
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
This non-profit, working aquarium is one of eight facilities in the United States, and the only one on the west coast of Florida, authorized to rescue and rehabilitate marine mammals. Home of the inspiration for “Dolphin Tale,” this aquarium exhibits marine mammals & sea turtles. It offers a “hands on” experience of personal encounters with dolphins, sea turtles, otters, sting rays, and coral reefs. Injured or sick marine mammals recover here until they can be returned to the gulf. Some become permanent residents and enjoy daily contact with their handlers and visitors.
Richard B. Baumgardner Center
Richard B. Baumgardner Center for the Performing Arts – Ruth Eckerd Hall -was constructed in 1983 by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. The Richard B. Baumgardner Center for the Performing Arts is well known and respected for its state of the art equipment and great acoustics. The entire facility has recently undergone a million dollar renovation. It has been nominated as one of the five top concert halls in the United States by a nation-wide industry poll of technicians and artists. It comfortably seats 2,180 for concerts, recitals, plays and special events. The programs at Ruth Eckerd Hall offer a vast range of performances for everyone to enjoy. They provide an opportunity for visitors to enjoy classical music, the best in Broadway, world stage, jazz, dance, pop, country, children’s theater and some of the best comedy.
Clearwater Capital Theatre
The Capitol Theater, also known as the Royalty Theatre in 1921 struggled to stay solvent and closed its doors for many years. In 2014 it reopened after a massive restoration by the City of Clearwater that took almost 10 years to complete. This historic theater in Clearwater has a seating capacity of 750 people and is now managed by Ruth Eckerd Hall. You can see Broadway shows, concerts or attend various events. Situated directly in downtown Clearwater you can catch a show, have dinner and still make it for the breathtaking sunset on Clearwater Beach.
Francis Wilson Playhouse
Located at 302 Seminole Street in Clearwater, Florida 33755 this venue has a variety of concerts and shows at different times. Call: 727-446-1360 for current information. There is also an Art Gallery where the exhibits change frequently so you can go back again and again and see new things. This playhouse is a mainstay in Clearwater’s history. If you are looking for Clearwater Real Estate – you’ll find that and more on our website; just click the link to take you to our Clearwater MLS search page to find homes and listings that meet your criteria and schedule a showing with us. We want to be your Clearwater Realtor.