Best known for their favorable climate, relaxed atmosphere and unparalleled watersports, the Florida Keys also are havens for creative spirits that add a tremendous cultural dimension to the islands’ appeal.
The 125-mile-long island chain has a variety of cultural events and resources, from performing arts and musical shows to quality films, art galleries and literary venues.
Located on the campus of Florida Keys Community College, the 480-seat Tennessee Williams Theatre is the largest theater south of Miami. In recent years, productions have included “Porgy and Bess” and “La Cage Aux Folles,” as well as appearances by the New York City Ballet.
In Marathon, the Marathon Community Theatre operates a live theater and cinema. In the Upper Keys, the Keys Players have entertained audiences since 1978.
Key West is home to the renowned Key West Film Society and three theaters offering regular productions.
The intimate Red Barn Theatre, originally a carriage house, became a playhouse in the 1940s. The Waterfront Playhouse has hosted the Key West Players for decades.
Musical offerings abound as well, ranging from...