Culture

To explore Palm Beach is to be immersed in the arts – theater, opera, painting and sculpture, dance, and architecture. With tens of thousands of offerings each year, we have a vast and well-tended cultural landscape.

ON PALM BEACH:

Henry Morrison Flagler Museum
1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480
561-655-2833
flaglermuseum.us

When it was completed in 1902, the New York Herald proclaimed that Henry Flagler's Gilded Age estate was "more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world." Today, Whitehall is a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public as the Flagler Museum, featuring guided tours, changing exhibits, and special programs.

The Society of the Four Arts
2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, FL 33480
561-655-7227
fourarts.org

The Society of the Four Arts was founded in 1936 to offer quality cultural programming to the growing resort community of Palm Beach. Each season, The Four Arts offers a dynamic lineup of cultural programing, including notable speakers, concerts, films, educational programs, and art exhibitions. The campus is home to beautiful sculpture and botanical gardens, a library and children’s library, and a state-of-the art educational facility.

Palm Beach Symphony
44 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach, FL 33480
561-655-2657
palmbeachsymphony.org

The Palm Beach Symphony was founded in 1974 in recognition of the need for a professional orchestra in Palm Beach. The Palm Beach Symphony performs in a variety of historically important venues, including St. Edwards Church, the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Mar-a-Lago, Kravis Center and The Society of the Four Arts.

The Royal Room Cabaret
The Colony Palm Beach,
155 Hammon Avenue, Palm Beach, FL 33480
561-659-8100
theroyalroom.com

Wrapped in the stylish elegance and sophistication of the world’s classic cabaret rooms, the Royal Room promises an intimate evening of entertainment made even more special with world-class dining, sophisticated performers and attentive service. 

 

NEARBY:

Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-832-7469
kravis.org

The Kravis Center is one of the premier performing arts centers in the Southeast, with a growing national and international reputation. Set on 10.6 acres of property at the highest point in the city, the Kravis Center includes four venues:

  • Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall (2,195 seats)
  • Rinker Playhouse (289 seats)
  • Helen K. Persson Hall (170 seats)
  • Michael and Andrew Gosman Amphitheatre (outdoors, 1,400 seats)

The Kravis (as we know it) hosts more than 800 events each year, with attendance of more than 500,000 patrons. 

Norton Museum of Art
1451 South Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-832-5196
norton.org

Since its founding in 1941, The Norton Museum of Art has grown and evolved to become one of Florida's major cultural institutions. The museum is internationally known for its distinguished permanent collection featuring American, Chinese, Contemporary, and European art and photography. Its masterpieces of 19th century and 20th century painting and sculpture include works by Brancusi, Gauguin, Matisse, Miró, Monet, Picasso, Davis, Hassam, Hopper, Manship, O'Keeffe, Pollock and Sheeler. The museum presents special exhibitions, lectures, tours and programs for adults and children throughout the year.

Armory Art Center
1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-832-1776
armoryart.org

Housed in a historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries

Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, FL 33446
561-495-0233
morikami.org

Since opening in 1977, the Morikami has been a center for Japanese arts and culture in South Florida. With rotating exhibitions, tea ceremonies performed monthly in the Seishin-an tea house, educational outreach programs with local schools and organizations, and Japanese traditional festivals celebrated for the public several times a year, the Morikami strives to spread appreciation for the living culture of Japan.

Mounts Botanical Garden
531 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415
561-233-1757
mounts.org

Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County is the oldest and largest public botanical garden in the Palm Beaches. Its 14 acres of gardens display tropical and subtropical plants from around the world, including flowering trees and shrubs, tropical fruit trees, bromeliads, palms, herbs, vegetables and roses. In addition to the garden, Mounts visitors may access the best available talent through our classes and workshops to help them appreciate and enjoy gardening in South Florida.

Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach
190 Valencia Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-379-6773
cmspb.org

The mission of the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach is to produce performances and educational programs of the highest artistic merit, to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of chamber music, and to enhance the cultural life of Palm Beach.

Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-514-4042
palmbeachdramaworks.org

Palm Beach Dramaworks is a professional not-for-profit theatre company that engages and entertains audiences with provocative and timeless productions that personally impact each individual. Palm Beach Dramaworks is committed to enhancing the quality of life through the transformative power of live theatre. Since its founding in 2000, PBD has distinguished itself with vibrant productions of classic, contemporary, and overlooked plays that inspire, engage, challenge, and entertain audiences. All of PBD’s programming is informed by an insistence on quality and integrity.

Palm Beach Opera
1800 South Australian Avenue, Suite 301, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
561-833-7888
pbopera.org

Palm Beach Opera is dedicated to producing live opera at an international standard of excellence and to enriching the life of the communities it serves with a diverse offering of educational programs. Founded in 1961, the fully professional Palm Beach Opera presents main stage performances at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and is a proud member of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-471-2901
palmbeachculture.com

The Cultural Council is the official support agency for arts and culture in Palm Beach County, serving non-profit organizations, artists and arts districts. The Council promotes the county’s cultural experiences, both to visitors and residents. The agency administers $4.5 million in grants annually, supports arts and cultural education, provides capacity-building training, and advocates for arts funding and arts-friendly policies. The Council presents exhibitions featuring Palm Beach County artists and provides additional programming at its headquarters in the historic Robert J. Montgomery, Jr. building.