UCF Celebrates the Arts

April 3-14, 2024

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

One of Central Florida’s favorite cultural traditions celebrates ten years!

UCF Celebrates the Arts is an immersive and dynamic cultural extravaganza that fuses creativity, innovation and community engagement. This annual festival showcases the artistic prowess of UCF’s faculty and students and invites the broader community to enjoy performances, exhibitions, presentations and interactive experiences. With a focus on accessibility, partnership and diverse offerings, UCF Celebrates the Arts is a unique opportunity for the community to experience the creative side of UCF’s innovative spirit.


Celebrate with us!

UCF Celebrates the Arts is designed to be affordable and accessible: nearly half of the events and all of the exhibitions are free. A ticket or registration is required to enter Dr. Phillips Center, however.

10 for our 10th!

It’s the tenth anniversary of UCF Celebrates the Arts and to celebrate, we are offering you ten tickets at $10 each! It’s flexible: enjoy attending ten different events or use your tickets to bring friends with you! Purchase your $100 voucher between January 19 and February 29, and redeem for tickets March 1-29.

Voucher may be redeemed for any show at UCF Celebrates the Arts 2024 (April 3-14) that has available seats at time of redemption. This flexible pass can be redeemed for up to one $45 ticket to Sweeney Todd and/or up to ten tickets for any other events, pending availability. Tickets will be best available seating, at the discretion of the box office. For guaranteed seats at a specific event, we suggest purchasing a single ticket at regular price. Fees apply.

Scheduled Events

Schedule is subject to change.

Ongoing Events & Exhibits

Schedule is subject to change.

UCF Celebrates the Arts 2024 festival guide cover

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Festival Guide

Show Your Support

UCF Celebrates the Arts is committed to keeping all performances and exhibits free or low cost for the community. And with your help, we can do so every year.

About the Festival

UCF Celebrates the Arts is an annual event that serves as a testament to the university’s commitment to fostering creativity and innovation. By bringing together artists and the Central Florida community, we aim to inspire a collective celebration of the arts.

Logos for UCF and Dr. Phillips Center
We extend particular gratitude to the staff and administration of Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for their partnership over the past ten years.

Thank You to Our Supporters

Logos for LIFE at UCF, OUC The Reliable One, Florida Arts and Culture, Downtown Orlando, Rockley Family Foundation, and Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies Inc.

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Division of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts.

  • The Judith and David Albertson Endowment in the Arts
  • Cartwright Family Humanities & Arts Endowment
  • Phil and Jane Easterling
  • LIFE at UCF
  • Orlando Downtown Development Board
  • OUC – The Reliable One
  • Women’s Club at UCF, Inc.

Thank You to Our Festival Partners

  • Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
  • National Young Composers Challenge
  • Orlando Family Stage
  • Orlando Shakes
  • Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
  • UCF College of Health Professions and Sciences
  • UCF Global Perspectives and International Initiatives
  • UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management
  • Winter Park Institute
  • WUCF

Steering Committee

  • Azela Santana
  • Bert Scott
  • Claudia Lynch
  • Hannah Estes
  • Heather Gibson
  • Imari Point-Du-Jour
  • James Cleveland
  • Jaime Akenberger
  • Jeffery Redding
  • Jessica Compton
  • Joe Muley
  • Julia Listengarten
  • Keri Watson
  • Lauren Koval
  • McKenzie Lakey
  • Michael Wainstein
  • Paul Lartonoix
  • Rudy McDaniel
  • Scott Lubaroff
  • Thomas Harrison

Senior Production Supervisor

  • Paul Lartonoix

Production Supervisor

  • Lauren Koval

Assistant Production Supervisor

  • Natalie Hoefling

Venue Coordinators

  • Alyssa Marinello
  • Shannon Motherwell
  • Jessica Dwyer
  • Rachel Harrison

Faculty Production Supervisor

  • Claudia Lynch

Company Manager

  • Elana Treiser*

Associate Company Manager

  • Renee Doty*

Production Stage Manager

  • Cameron Wynne*

Stage Managers

  • Kayla Amburgey*
  • B Antonetty*
  • Taylor Appleford*
  • Elliott Bertrand*
  • Morgan Barkhurst*
  • Taylor Bray*
  • Ethan Cabral*
  • Grace Caudill*
  • Marisa Figueras*
  • CJ Gray*
  • Jazz Griffths*
  • Jaina Hope*
  • Van Hernandez*
  • Bella Llanes*
  • Odalys Lopez*
  • Taylor Marino*
  • Elizabeth Mcdermott*
  • Mary Mcdermott*
  • Lila Mcmorris*
  • Matthew Patterson*
  • Olivia Perez*
  • Brandy Ramos*
  • Vivi Rivera-Rodriguez*
  • Bridgett Rojas*
  • Savanah Schaller*
  • Hannah Silverstein*
  • Cameron Sparks*
  • Caiden Talbert*
  • Carianne Tummino*
  • Delayna Wahlberg*
  • Annalee Weydert*
  • Luis Williams*
  • Chris Wilson*
  • Jacob Wilson*
  • Jonas Winter*
  • Addy Wood*
  • Ayana Yokie*

Box Office & Front-of-House

  • Imari Point-Du-Jour
  • Events Draftsperson

    • Neida Mora-Maus


  • Jamie Akenberger
  • Jessica Compton
  • Matthew Dunn
  • Ainsley Elgin*
  • Hannah Estes
  • Heather Gibson
  • McKenzie Lakey

Photography & Videography

  • Jessica Abels*
  • Drew Lofredo
  • Bella Miranda
  • Tolu Ogunrinde*

Festival Design

  • Matthew Dunn
  • Michael Leavitt
  • Devin Wiebelt

*denotes student