Boca Raton Center

for Arts & Innovation
World-class performing arts venue. State-of-the-art event space. Iconic cultural landmark. Incubator for innovation and education. And a calling card of cities that have arrived. Situated in the heart of downtown Boca Raton, the Center will provide not only a permanent home for our region’s local cultural organizations in dance, theater, and music, but also be a place where 7 different flexible and innovative spaces can curate experiences either indoors or out, public or private, free or ticketed; for the young or old, student or professional, or rich or underserved; either day or night, weekday or weekend, and all year long – this Center is truly a Center for ALL.
Andrea Virgin, President – Board of Directors
Kelly DiMaria, Treasurer – Board of Directors
Patricia Kilgallon, Director – Board of Directors
Roger Stein, Director – Board of Directors
Heidi Boncher, Director – Board of Directors
Matthew Cimaglia, Director – Board of Directors
Elizabeth Dudley, Director – Board of Directors
Steven Giacona, CPA, MS, Director – Board of Directors
Dan Guin, Advisory Board Chair – Board of Directors
John Tolbert, Advisory Board Vice Chair – Board of Directors
Devos Institute of Arts Management – Business and Capital Campaign Planning
IBI – Architecture, Engineering, and Technology
Gunster Law Firm – Legal
OGK Creative – Branding, Marketing, and Digital
Door 2 Door Strategies – Resident and Community Engagement
Surale Phillips – Economic Impact Analysis
Advisory Board
Advisory Board
Advisory Board

Meet the people who have put this project in motion.

A nonprofit organization of individuals, organizations, corporations and consultants are dedicating their time and talents every day to make this vision a reality. The individuals composing the Board of Directors, Advisors, Founders and consultants all come from diverse backgrounds, yet collectively share the vision and have the experience necessary to lead this exciting project for our great region.

Discover what the center will offer the community.

This Center will offer a vibrant , functional, flexible and forward-looking home for artists, businesses, students, creative entrepreneurs, and the public overall that is unmatched in the region. It will immediately benefit and upgrade Mizner Park’s 3,500-seat amphitheater and will provide new world-class venues for performances and open-air public space that will attract families, athletes, community groups, tourists, and more. The Center for Arts & Innovation is a Center for us All.

Understand when and how long the project will take.

Once the City grants approval of the long-term ground lease, anticipated in the Fall of 2021, the Center’s focus will be on raising the capital and shortly thereafter recommence design and planning efforts. Upon the full raising of the capital and completion of the design, planning, permitting and pre-construction phases, construction would commence, with an estimated 24-28 month construction schedule. Although the entire Center would commence construction simultaneously, the Center will thrive to turn over the newly-improved Amphitheater first by 2025, the City’s centenary year – with the full Center opening late 2026, early 2027; What a tremendous opportunity to celebrate the last 100 years with next-century culture infrastructure as we look ahead to the next 100 years.

See where the new Center will be built.

Located in the heart of downtown Boca Raton, this Center will provide a new beacon of iconic cultural infrastructure here along the Gold Coast, filling the gap that has long existed between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. The proposed site includes the existing Amphitheater and the raw parcel at the northeast corner of Mizner Park, which is already zoned for cultural usage and has remained undeveloped for over three decades. The proposed Center will finally bring to fruition Mizner Park’s founding promise to serve as Boca Raton’s cultural core, while driving much needed foot traffic through Mizner Park and giving riders of Brightline an exciting reason to stop in Boca.

There are many reasons why this project is important.

The Center provides an unrivaled opportunity to do much for many. Locally, the Center presents an opportunity to fulfill Mizner Park’s original promise to residents, to revitalize the Downtown, stimulate tremendous economic activity for local businesses and hotels, and provide the long-desired home for our areas cultural organizations. Regionally, this Center provides the Gold Coast with a first-of-its-kind innovative and flexible venue, providing countless opportunities at the cross-section of art and technology that will further cement South Florida as a desirable place for relocation, tourism, and business activity.

Interested in knowing how this will happen?

In order to make this next-century venue happen, we have to receive approval from the city for a long term ground lease, raise the private and public funding, and then build the facilities.

If you support this effort and want to help make it a reality, please write to your elected officials and let them know you support the mission of bringing a Center for Arts & Innovation to our area. Not sure what to say? We’ve pre-drafted a letter of support so you don’t have to! Choose either option below:

The Center is made possible by our founders.

Thank you to our Founders, whose faith and generosity have laid the foundation for this legacy project for the Gold Coast Region:

Peg Anderson; The Boca Raton; Heidi Boncher & Joel S. White; Carlos & Cecilia Chinchilla; Matthew Cimaglia; Kelly Homnick DiMaria; Elizabeth H. Dudley; Marleen Forkas; Steven Giacona, CPA, MS; Steven L. & Terri Geifman; Eric & Olga Jorgensen; Patricia & Paul Kilgallon; George & Jennifer Ligeti; Shaw & Laura McCutcheon; PEBB Enterprises; Patricia Frexes Ramudo; Laurel Rom; Goldman Sachs; Trish Savides; Edith & Martin Stein Family Foundation, Inc.; Roger & Elena Stein; Mark Bruce & Marilyn Lee Swillinger; Andrea Virgin, PE, LEED, AP; Amanda Weiner

boca raton arts center
Exterior Main View
Exterior Courtyard
Exterior Building
Exterior Terrace
Exterior Courtyard
Interior Lobby
Interior Podium, 99 Seats
Interior Podium, Black Seats
Interior Ampitheater
Interior Theater, Black Seats Option
Interior Theater, Corporate Layout Option

Explore the Site Master Plan for the Boca Raton Center for the Arts & Innovation

Loading Area

Renewed & Reimagined Amphitheatre

Parking Garage Access

Boca Raton Center for Arts & Innovation

Iconic Canopy

Event Lawn

Boca Raton Museum of Art

Water Sheet

Welcome Plaza

Pick Up/Drop Off

Innovation Plaza

Outdoor Seating for Cafe