Discover Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square, a National Historic Site where beautifully restored, early 20th century school buildings enrich the greater Delray Beach community and South Florida with visual and performing arts. Located in the heart of charming downtown Delray Beach, this award-winning nationally recognized arts center, formerly known as Old School Square Cultural Arts Center, successfully combined historic preservation and the arts to become the catalyst for the 1990's renaissance of downtown Delray Beach.
The charming Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture (c. 1913) presents rotating local, national and international exhibits of fine art, crafts and pop culture. The intimate, 323-seat Crest Theatre (c. 1925) presents world-class musicals, comedy, variety, Broadway cabaret with New York's hottest stars, and lectures with nationally renowned speakers. The Pavilion (c. 2002) is a charming outdoor venue that presents the best of local, regional, and national musical acts, dance companies, and Shakespeare at the Pavilion . The Vintage Gymnasium (c.1926), primarily used as a rental facility for wedding ceremonies, receptions, meetings, craft shows, and corporate and private events, is also the home of our comedy improve series. The restored classrooms (c. 1925) houses the School of Creative Arts; they are also used as rental spaces for meetings and seminars.