Alan Jay Wildstein Center for Performing Arts


Alan Jay Wildstein Center for Performing Arts

at South Florida State College

Events held in the 1460-seat Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts

Artist Series The Artist Series consists of stellar international and national touring productions focusing on pop, country, Broadway tours, comedy, dance and more. Since 1984, renown artists such as Jay Leno, Kenny Rogers, The Beach Boys, Polish Baltic Orchestra, Lily Tomlin, Moscow Festival Ballet, Johnny Mathis and St. Petersburg Ice Ballet have appeared on the largest stage in Highlands County.

Matinee Series  

Adults at leisure enjoy this Tuesday afternoon series which features a wide variety of performances like big band, folk music, rock n roll tributes, and comedy. Beginning in January and running until March, audiences have applauded performances by artists such as The Diamonds, John Davidson, The Bronx Wanderers, the Tamburitzans, and the Artie Shaw Orchestra.

Florida Hospital Trending Now Series

Contemporary, innovative performances that appeal to the young and young at heart! Expect awe-inspiring shows like Black Violin, Adam Trent: The Futurist, Artrageous and The Willis Clan.

Events held in the 250-seat University Center

Jazz Series

Dubbed the “best jazz south of Chicago,” the Jazz Series is held in the intimate 250-seat University Center. Focusing on traditional jazz, Dixieland and the Great American Song Book, top jazz artists like The Four Freshman, Brian Skonberg, Dick Hyman & Ken Peplowski, and Freddy Cole perform evenings during January, February and March.

Kaleidoscope Series

Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, this free, family-friendly series offers diverse performances reflecting the diversity of the community.   Past performers include: sitar virtuoso Partha Bose, jazz vocalist Nicole Henry, pianist Xiayin Wang and La Orquesta Caribenño Tropicale.


Subscription packages, group discounts and single tickets available online and at the box office. Children and student discounts offered for most performances. Free jazz tickets to students with a valid ID available night of show at the box office.

Hours of Operation Box Office Hours, Monday – Friday: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM & 1 Hour Before Show Time,


Closed July – October

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Handicap Accessible


Located on the Highlands Campus of South Florida State College

600 West College Drive

Avon Park, FL 33825


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Handicap Accessible

600 W College Dr, Avon Park, FL 33825, USA

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