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Center for Fine and Performing Arts, University of West Florida


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 University of West Florida Department of Music will present the Jazz Ensemble in concert on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m. with special guest Escambia High Jazz “A.” The concert will be held in the Mainstage Theatre of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82, on the Pensacola campus. Join the… Read More...

  • December 5, 2018
Old Christ Church

The University of West Florida Department of Music will present an afternoon of chamber music on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at noon at Old Christ Church in Historic Pensacola at 405 South Adams St. All performances in the series are free and open to the public with no tickets required. For more information, please… Read More...