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It’s hard to know where to begin when describing the Phillips Center. After all, how do you summarize a venue that does it all? On any given night you can see a Broadway show, one of your favorite music ensembles, or a public figure telling their life’s story. With a 1700+ seat theater flanked by two reception foyers and ample refreshments available, this building houses everything you need for an entertaining and enlightening experience.
Other event spaces within the Phillips Center include: the Fackler Foyers (East and West), UpStage at the Phillips Center and the Squitieri Studio Theatre.
Squitieri Studio Theatre
Every show in the Squitieri Studio Theatre is a new experience. The design of the black box theatre allows for great flexibility in seating arrangement, lighting, and performance. This venue plays host to everything from live music to experimental theatre. With a 200-seat capacity, the Squitieri allows you to be in close proximity to the artists no matter where you are seated.
UpStage at the Phillips Center
UpStage brings performers and audiences literally onto the Phillips Center Main Stage; you enter through the Phillips Center lobby and walk through the theatre directly onto the stage. We transform our stage into a jazz club atmosphere with tables, chairs, appetizers, and a cash bar. The venue seats up to 180, tickets are general admission, and every seat provides a great view of the performance.
Stepping into the University Auditorium can be a little startling at first. From its immaculate hammerbeam ceiling to its towering pipe organ, the space feels like you’ve journeyed into the 19th century. The magnificent acoustics and impressive surroundings make way for exciting performances, where you’re likely to catch chamber ensembles and world music acts, among others.
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The Baughman Center is a stunning, elegant contemplation space in the heart of the University of Florida campus. Designed to bring the picturesque outdoor setting inside, the soaring windows and delicate natural materials echo the serene Florida surroundings. From travertine marble floors to the hardwood paneled ceiling, this is one of the most peaceful, beautiful spots in Gainesville.
The Baughman Center is open for private, contemplation on weekdays. It often hosts private events such as weddings and memorial services.