King Center for the Performing Arts facts for kids
|Former names||Brevard Performing Arts Center|
|Location||3865 North Wickham Rd
|Owner||Eastern Florida State College|
|Type||Performing arts center|
|Capacity||2,000 seat main theater|
|Opened||April 10, 1988|
The King Center or the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts is a performing arts venue located at 3865 North Wickham Road, Melbourne, Florida. The main theater of the 126,000 square feet (11,700 m2) facility contains 2,016 seats. There is also a 250-seat venue named the Studio Theatre or the Black Box in the facility.
The Florida Legislature approved funds for initial design work in 1983 and construction between 1985-86 for the $12.3 million facility. On April 10, 1988, the venue opened under the name Brevard Performing Arts Center with two sold out performances of Singin' in the Rain. The next year, the named changed to Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts.
The King Center presents more than 115 shows annually.
The center employs 10 full-time and 57 part-time employees. There are 400 volunteers.
Endowment was $3.5 million in 2009.
In 2009, it needed $2 million in repairs. It lost $911,000 in 2008. Management estimated that they would lose $700,000 in 2009.
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