The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33401


Opened in 1992, the stunning $63 million Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts holds more than 800 events each year, with more than 400,000 people in attendance annually. One of the premier performing arts centers in the Southeast, this copper and marble showcase is the center for cultural events in West Palm Beach and only truly respectable concerts, plays, ballets and operas take place here. Set on 10.6 acres of property at the highest point in the city, Dreyfoos Hall, named after its original benefactor, seats 2,193 and is the main performance venue. The 300 seat Rinker Playhouse is a black box theatre where much of the drama is performed and the 1400 seat Gosman Amphitheatre allows for outdoor entertainment.

Kravis Center Namesake:
Raymond F. Kravis was a prominent geologist and philanthropist from Tulsa, Oklahoma, who wintered in Palm Beach for more than 35 years. In 1985, a consortium of his friends donated more than $7 million to name the facility for Mr. Kravis.

Kravis Center Architect:
Eberhard Zeidler, principal partner in the firm of Zeidler-Roberts Partnership of Toronto, Ontario. Other major works include the World Trade Center and Liberty Place One in Philadelphia.

Kravis Center Acoustician:
Russell Johnson/Artec Consultants, New York. Major works include Symphony Hall in Birmingham, England and the Morton Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas.

Kravis Center Contractor:
Blount, Inc. of Montgomery, Alabama. Other major works include the Louisiana Superdome and the reconstruction of Kuwait following the Gulf War.

Kravis Center Executive Team:
Judith A. Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer
Kyle F. Roberts-Ruge, Chief Financial Officer
W. Lee Bell, Senior Director of Programming
James P. Mitchell, Senior Director of Theatre Operations
Andrew Segaloff, Senior Director of Information Systems

Kravis Center Artistic Board:
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Jimmy Buffett
Montserrat Caballe
Celia Lipton Farris
Peter Martins
Luciano Pavarotti
Itzhak Perlman
Roberta Peters
Burt Reynolds
Andre Watts
Pinchas Zukerman
Seating Charts

 


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