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Center for Fine and Performing Arts, University of West Florida

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Built in 1991, The Center for Fine & Performing Arts (CFPA) at the University of West Florida is home to the Departments of Art, Music and Theatre. In addition to showcasing the work of UWF students; the CFPA in conjunction with the three departments bring in Artists from across the world for the enjoyment and artistic development of UWF's student body as well as the Northwest Florida community.

Previous guest artists include:

Natalia Benedetti, visual artist Alexandre Dossin, piano Sheila Klein, visual artist Maria Martinez-Canas, visual artist Dean Mitchell, visual artist Leonard Ragouzeos, visual artist Jae Sinnett Trio Speak of Me As I Am (one man show by & featuring Thom Gossom) The Timm Woodwind Quintet Twelfth Night (Cambridge American Shakespeare Tour, England)

In addition, the CFPA plays host to various on-campus and community arts organizations, with performances in Music, Dance, Theatre, and Opera.

The CFPA consists of three performance spaces, the Mainstage Theatre which seats 442, the Music Hall seating 309 and the Studio Theatre, an adjustable black box space that has variable seating capacity. In addition, the facility contains an approximately 1500 sq. ft. Art Gallery.

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The UWF Department of Music will present its 14th Annual All-Steinway School Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held in the Music Hall at the Center for Fine & Performing Arts, Building 82, on the Pensacola campus. In 2007, by the generous gift of Helen… Read More...

The UWF Department of Music will present its 14th Annual All-Steinway School Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held in the Music Hall at the Center for Fine & Performing Arts, Building 82, on the Pensacola campus. In 2007, by the generous gift of Helen Wentworth, the… Read More...

  • February 5, 2020
Old Christ Church

The Department of Music and UWF Chamber Music Class present “Love is in the air” – an early Valentine’s Day celebration. The recital will be held at noon on Feb. 5 at Old Christ Church in Historic Downtown Pensacola. Admission is free and tickets are not required for this event. The UWF Chamber… Read More...

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday until February 23, 2020

The University of West Florida Department of Theatre will present Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson. The event will be held on Feb. 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 16 and 23 at 2:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82 on the Pensacola campus. Silent Sky… Read More...

  • February 15, 2020 - February 22, 2020 (Select Dates)

Silent Sky tells the true story of Henrietta Leavitt, the astronomer ahead of her time. It is 1900, and Henrietta has the opportunity to work at Harvard University as a human computer, one of Dr. Edward Pickering’s “harem,” mapping the stars but receiving no scientific credit. When Henrietta arrives, she is eager to… Read More...

The Department of Music present the Runge Strings Orchestra in concert. Under the direction of Dr. Leonid Yanovskiy the Runge Strings Orchestra will present "Bridging the Divide: Tchaikovsky, Nielsen, Villa Lobos." This event is free and open to the public but tickets are required. Call the CFPA Box… Read More...

  • February 23, 2020 - February 23, 2020 (Select Dates)

Silent Sky tells the true story of Henrietta Leavitt, the astronomer ahead of her time. It is 1900, and Henrietta has the opportunity to work at Harvard University as a human computer, one of Dr. Edward Pickering’s “harem,” mapping the stars but receiving no scientific credit. When Henrietta arrives, she is eager to… Read More...

The Department of Music presents the Symphonic Band in concert. The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 28 in the Mainstage Theatre at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82, on the Pensacola campus. Read More...

  • March 4, 2020
Old Christ Church

The Department of Music and UWF Chamber Music Class present “Baroque and Beyond." The recital will be held at noon on Mar. 4 at Old Christ Church in Historic Downtown Pensacola. Admission is free and tickets are not required for this event. Members of the UWF Chamber Music Class will perform… Read More...

  • April 1, 2020
Old Christ Church

The Department of Music and UWF Chamber Music Class present “Spring is Here." The recital will be held at noon on Apr. 1 at Old Christ Church in Historic Downtown Pensacola. Admission is free and tickets are not required for this event. The final concert of the semester is filled with happy music for singers… Read More...