Mattie Kelly Arts Center

100 College Boulevard, East
Niceville, FL 32578


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The Mattie Kelly Arts Center is located on the main campus of Okaloosa-Walton College in Niceville, Florida, in the beautiful region of the Emerald Coast. Laid out amidst lush wooded landscape, the complex encompasses 120,000 square feet of facilities dedicated to the fine and performing arts. Besides providing a venue for professional performances, the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at OWC provides students with educational programs that rival those of many universities. Art students have access to an art wing with two professional art galleries and a new Visual Arts building with four large laboratories for painting/drawing, design/lecture, sculpture and ceramics/pottery.

The Mattie Kelly Arts Center is a $25 million-dollar performing arts and educational complex that hosts Broadway's best touring shows, visiting artists, dance and opera companies. The complex encompasses a 1,650 seat Mainstage theater which accommodates touring Broadway shows, the 195-seat, flexible Sprint Theater, an art wing with two galleries, a music wing, a visual arts building and the beautiful OWC amphitheater.

The complex is the home of the Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts Division of OWC, providing an outstanding educational environment that rivals that of many large universities. Through this division, students pursue studies in art, dance, music, humanities and theater that lead to associates' and bachelor's degrees.

The Mattie Kelly Arts Center is also the home venue of the finest classical music organization of the region - the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra of Okaloosa-Walton College.

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