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Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts starting to take shape

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Much of the structural steel for the entrance of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is now up. The Center will be home to Orlando’s finest theaters.

Dr. Phillips was one of Florida’s largest citrus farmers and owned much of the land along Sand Lake Road, in what is now the west side of I-4. This area of Orange County is also known as Dr. Phillips. Dr. Phillips left behind a highly-regarded foundation that makes grants to many Orlando area charities.

Take note of the church steeple in this photo. It is a good visual reference seen in several photos in this article.

This rendering of the entrance is Courtesy of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The entrance is seen here from the outdoor performance plaza. Concepts of other developments are on the right and left.


The Dr. Phillips Center is being built on the block indicated with the yellow area. Note the white building between the arrow and the church steeple.

The white building is now being demolished. The building was originally part of the church campus. The site is the northwest corner of the Dr Phillips Center. Note the curved structural steel toward the left.

The curved structural steel seems to be for a grand multiple floor stairway, with a central atrium.

The entrance steel as seen from Anderson Street. The crane seems to be within the area that will be the Disney Theater.


This site plan and all artwork in this section is courtesy of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

The project will be built in stages. “Stage 1” denotes projects currently under construction. Note Section D, the lobbies. Structural steel for the front of Section D is now up along Magnolia Avenue.

A rendering of the Disney Theater.

The Multi-Form Theater, note the stage, with a performer in a red dress, and balconies seem to curve entirely around this theater.

A rendering of the entrance, looking South toward Anderson Street. Note the banquet room over Magnolia Avenue.


Looking diagonally across the site.

Stay tuned as we follow the progress of what should be a new gem in Orlando entertainment.

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