First Time Guests

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Things You Need to Know for a Great Visit

We’re Here To Help

Above all, we hope you enjoy your experience at Coral Springs Center for the Arts, and please know that we are here to help. If you have a question or need assistance of any kind, just ask a member of our staff. We believe in great entertainment experiences, and we want to be our guests’ favorite place for live events.

There is No Dress Code

While going to the Coral Springs Center for the Arts is certainly a special occasion, there is no required dress code. You’ll probably be most comfortable in casual business attire, but you’ll often see people in jeans, khakis, and other less formal wear. Some people enjoy dressing up and making a special night of it, and you can too; but, most of all, we want our guests to be comfortable.

We would ask you to politely consider other guests’ possible allergic reactions when applying fragrances like perfumes or colognes, as the Coral Springs Center for the Arts is a closed area with many people in close proximity to each other.

Come Early and Don’t Be Late

It’s the #1 complaint we hear from our veteran guests. Late-arriving guests can truly dampen the magic and the mood that is created when the lights go down and a performance starts. We recommend planning your travel so that you arrive in Coral Springs no later than 45-60 minutes before show time. You should also budget an additional 15 minutes to park. There is nothing worse than having to rush to the theater and arriving just as the doors close for the start of the show. Our lobby doors open 60 minutes prior to show time, and our seating areas open 30 minutes prior to show time for most shows. With the schedule we have recommended above, you’ll arrive with plenty of time to find your seat, get settled, and enjoy a pre-show drink or a light snack. Also, if you’re late, you may end up listening to the beginning of the show from the lobby. Most shows require that our ushers hold late arrivals in the lobby until a suitable pause in the program. The timing of allowing late arrivals into the seating area is determined by the show and designed to cause as little disruption as possible to other guests and the performers on stage.

Snacks and Refreshments

We invite you to enjoy drinks and light snacks before the show in our lobby. The lobby has three distinct stands: Center Stage Café, Tavern on 29th, and Café Musian.

Snacks and Beverages 

We offer soft drinks, bottled water, wine by the glass, and a selection of premium domestic beer. Our snack menu includes a variety of candy, chips, pretzels, and fresh baked cookies. Please note that while we do sell a limited menu of hot food items such as nachos, our overall menu is much more snack-oriented than meal-oriented.

Lobby Bars

Located in the entry, center and rear bars focus on the following beverage menu:

Cocktails: CSCA offers an array of premium cocktails featuring Jack Daniels, Tanqueray Gin, Jim Beam Bourbon, José Cuervo Tequila, Bacardi Rum, Malibu Coconut Rum, Johnnie Walker – Red Label Scotch Whiskey, Smirnoff Vodka, Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Amaretto Liqueur, and Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey.

Wine Selections: CSCA’s House Wines include highly-rated selections of Columbia Crest-Grand Estates Cabernet, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. These are available at all Lobby Bars. We offer an expanded menu of premium wines including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Malbec, Sparkling Wine, as well as Cabernet, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris.

Beer Selections: Our Lobby Bars feature an expanded menu of premium domestic beer, import, and craft beer.

Show Length

Most shows usually last two to three hours, and many have an intermission. Intermissions for most shows move very quickly and commonly run just 15-20 minutes. While we wish we could extend these breaks, each show we host sets a very strict schedule. Within the time allowed, you can socialize with your companions, get a drink or a snack in the lobby, or simply stay in your seat and relax so you’ll be ready for the second half of the show.

Content Advisory / Parental Discretion

We offer a diverse selection of entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every guest or for all ages. Ticket buyers should take responsibility for making informed decisions regarding their purchases. We recommend visiting the official website of each show. If you ever have questions about the content or appropriateness of a show, please contact us at (954) 344-5990.

Guest Etiquette

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We’re committed to guest courtesy. Please follow the following “golden rules” when attending any of our events:

Quiet Please

Once the show starts, please let the stage be the center of attention. We ask that you silence all cell phones and limit conversation. If children are attending this performance with you, please exit the theater immediately if they become restless or talkative.

It Can Wait

Please also save texting until AFTER the show. The light from phones is distracting to others throughout the theater.

It’s Superstar Entertainment, not a Food Fest

Small snacks and drinks are welcome in the seating area, but as a courtesy to those around you, please eat and drink as quietly as possible. Also keep in mind that odors and noisy wrappers can disturb others. Finally, we also ask that you finish any large food items before entering the seating area.

Kids at Coral Springs Center for the Arts

All guests require a ticket, regardless of age.  Children must be able to sit quietly in their seats without disturbing other guests. Some shows make further age appropriate recommendations, and we will provide those on our website. However, parental discretion is always advised, and judgment of the content for each show should be made on an individual basis prior to purchase. When available, we provide links to show websites for further information and recommendations.

Cameras / Recording

Photography and video recording is prohibited. All electronic devices (cell phones, smart phones, tablets, and digital cameras) must be turned off before entering the seating area. Cameras with detachable lenses are not allowed into the building; and, for some shows, no cameras of any kind are allowed including small point-and-shoot cameras.