Oak Leaf Plantation coordinates some of the best theater in Orange Park. From the moment the curtain draws, you'll be having a great time.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
When life simply isn't dramatic enough, Jacksonville's stage shows at Murray Hill Theatre are for you.
Check out this theater's restaurant, where you can stay for lunch or grab your meal to go.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this theater — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Catch the sports highlights on one of the TVs at Murray Hill Theatre.
Get down after dinner to some live music — theater often hosts bands and other musical acts.
The noise at the theater can be positively thunderous, so save intimate conversations for another night.
Those in a rush are better off dining here during the week, as the theater draws a crowd during the weekend.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Jackrabbits, one of Jacksonville’s primary downtown live music venues, is an intimate home for local and national bands like The Hives, Slightly Stoopid, Incubus and many others. The newly renovated bar area serves beer and wine only – though the selection, while focused, features many otherwise hard-to-find craft brews. Though this venue can get quite crowded depending on the act, tickets are reasonably priced and guests can always get an up close and personal experience, thanks to the limited floor space. The nondescript entrance can be hard to spot, as it’s little more than a gray door with the name Jack Rabbits scrawled across. The décor is typical dive bar, dark and grayish with sturdy seating, while most of the focus is on the stage, where lighting and sound are top-notch.
When it opened in 1927, the Florida Theatre was the largest of 15 cinemas in downtown Jacksonville. Today, it's the city's last surviving vestige of that era's iconic architecture. Designed by New Yorker R.E. Hall and Jacksonvillian Roy Benjamin, the venue is a prime example of the Mediterranean Revival style, with a ceiling covered in glittering stars and a six-story proscenium arch. And even as the entertainment industry shifted towards television, the Florida Theatre survived by hosting interactive game nights and concerts from underground artists, including Elvis Presley. The space was renovated In the early 1980s, and today it returns to its entertaining roots by hosting live events and classic film screenings.
For more than three decades, The Florida Ballet's teachers—all certified by the American Ballet Theatre—have introduced students to the art of the leap, the pirouette, and the tutu. And those students have gone on to high places: Orlando Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet, and even The American Ballet Theatre. Founded by Laurie Picinich-Byrd and Michael F. Byrd., accomplished dancers who met during a rehearsal at the Metropolitan Opera House, the training and performance haven refines young dancers' technique with the American Ballet Theatre's 8-level training program. This curriculum not only focuses on the beauty of ballet, it also pays special attention to the health of dancers and the principles of child development.
For an entree that scores high on the taste test, try one of the many options available at 1904 in Jacksonville.
Patrons are often seen swaying in their seats thanks to performances from 1904's live musical groups or DJs.
In the mood for dinner and dancing? Live music is common at the restaurant, and patrons are encouraged to show off their moves.
The sound levels at the restaurant can reach ear-splitting levels.
Driving to 1904? Check out the nearby parking selections and park with ease.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.