April 7-19, 2020

Right now, 1,000 creative minds at UCF are rehearsing world-class music, creating spectacular theatre and designing thoughtful art, just for you.

Join us at UCF Celebrates the Arts for a unique arts experience. Tickets on sale March 2, 2020!

How to Celebrate
Inset photos of students demonstrating tableau vivant and student playing violin

About the Festival

UCF Celebrates the Arts, an annual festival showcasing creativity, innovation and collaboration from Orlando’s hometown university, returns to Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts April 7-19, 2020.

The annual festival, now in its sixth year, includes events and exhibitions that shine the spotlight on the performing and visual arts. Highlights this year include a symphony concert themed around ocean conservation, a dance concert with fifteen original dances, a Twilight Zone-inspired jazz concert and artwork throughout the performing arts center.

The festival is designed to create accessible art experiences for the community and to allow patrons to attend multiple events. Music events include large and small ensemble concerts, choruses, jazz, opera and new music. Theatre presentations include a cabaret-style performance, events for children, dance and staged readings. Visual arts exhibits and presentations include sculptures, video games, AR/VR presentations, live presentations and panel discussions. Additionally, patrons can enjoy literature, films and history presentations.

Events span nearly two weeks and tickets are available for free or at a low price. Tickets to most events start at $5 or $10 and exhibitions are free. Tickets are available starting March 2 at noon.


Throughout the festival, explore ongoing exhibitions around the Della Phillips Grand Lobby including student sculptures influenced by Dorothy Gillespie’s work, artwork inspired by the NEA Big Read novel The Things They Carried, banners about the contributions of women at UCF, and much more!

Ticketed Events

Collage of photos from previous performances

Show Your Support

UCF Celebrates the Arts is committed to keeping all performances and exhibits free or low cost for the community. And with your help, we can do so every year.
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