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If you haven't been to an event at the Arts Center, you have been missing out. From local stage... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Guy W

We are truly lucky to have such a nice amphitheater in our town. It is clean, modern and with great... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
Scooter H
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100 College Blvd E, Niceville, FL 32578-1347
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

If you haven't been to an event at the Arts Center, you have been missing out. From local stage productions to Broadway shows....always the best. Not a bad seat in the house. Parking can be a little trying, but there's nothing like a good walk....More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We are truly lucky to have such a nice amphitheater in our town. It is clean, modern and with great acoustics. The parking is free and easy to get to. I think it is nicer than the convention center

Thank Scooter H
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

One of the many performances we have been to at this venue. From traveling Broadway shows such as this and Pippen, to Jerry Seinfeld and separately Jason Alexander, to tribute bands for Queen, Billy Joel and Elton John - this place keeps you entertained in...More

Thank Jon D
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

The event was fun and entertaining. But be aware Mattie Kelly charges a fee for every body that enters the theater including an infant. Really discourages families from going to events. I've gone to multiple events on Sunday afternoons and other nights of the week...More

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Reviewed February 13, 2017

The Arts Center is a very modern and attractive performing arts venue at Northwest Florida State College. Modern stage with all sorts of special features for plays, etc. Orchestra pit. Used for symphony performances, broadway musicals, college theater productions. Pretty impressive for a small town.

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Reviewed February 11, 2017

The Arts Center Theater is a superior facility built to accommodate traveling Broadway shows and other large presentations as well as local college theater productions. Elegant surroundings, great acoustics with not a bad seat in the house.

Reviewed January 4, 2017

Thank you to NWFU Mattie Kelly Arts Center, sponsored by Mattie Kelly Foundation, we had the opportunity to enjoy world class performances in ballet, musicals, Broadway shows, choral recitals, new classical and popular music artists. The theater itself is smaller than a great theater, in...More

Thank WilliamyLuzmari... M
Reviewed November 15, 2016

I regularly attend shows at Mattie Kelly. This is a wonderful venue. Every seat is is a good seat in this theater. There is plenty of free parking. The art galleries stay open late on show days, so one can come early and have a...More

Thank 986Diana
Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Easy access with two parking lots & never a long jam to get out after the show. Seating excellent from anywhere in the house! Chairs comfy. Area clean. Host & hostesses are helpful & cheerful. We've attended many events, plays, musicals, school events, etc. Never...More

Thank Emerald P
Reviewed October 24, 2016

We have seen the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra several times. They are excellent. This month we went to see "Sinatra-The Ultimate Tribute Concert" If you ever get to see Brian Duprey portray Frank Sinatra you will not be disappointed.

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