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“The Lakeland Center”

The Lakeland Center
Ranked #11 of 53 things to do in Lakeland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A beautiful facility offering a full variety of sporting events, concerts, shows and a Broadway and Entertainment series. Hours vary according to activity.The Lakeland Center is Central Florida’s premier entertainment, sports and convention complex with over 100,000 square feet of flexible space. The Lakeland Center is the only multipurpose facility in the sate of Florida with four distinct venues under one roof. These venues include the 10,000 seat George Jenkins Arena, the 2,300 seat Youkey Theatre, 28,000 square feet Exhibit Hall, and the 34,000 square feet Conference Center.
Lakeland, Florida, United States
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The Lakeland Center”
Reviewed 20 September 2013

The Lakeland Center is nice, it has good parking and is comfortable inside.
That being said, it is primarily a gigantic building for events. In the winter time there is ice skating (in central Florida!), there are various concerts, there are gun shows, anything where an event is to be held.

You go there to go to an event, not see the building.

Visited April 2013
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Lakeland, Florida
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40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“You key theatre intimate theatre”
Reviewed 7 September 2013

The you key theatre is a small theatre but very intimate & hosts a wide range of entertainment, with great seating & acoustics!. Would much rather go there than a big arena!

Visited June 2013
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Orlando
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Finally getting some decent events.”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Some big names are finally putting little Polk county on their tour stops. Not quite the "A" list yet but the "B"s are starting to come around.

Visited August 2013
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New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Nice Facility, Good Entertaiment”
Reviewed 15 August 2013

I have seen only one show here, but the theater is perfect for Lakeland. Touring shows come through of all types and levels of quality, These are the road versions of the shows I have seen in New York City where I live. Clearly on the night I came, the people booking the events knew what thy are doing. It was a full house. My mother and father had subscribed to the Broadway Series package and they loved doing so. The Center has many more themed series available. One caveat-- touring shows will not have the original casts that were on Broadway. But you will see performers that may one day be there.

Visited December 2012
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Lakeland, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent Array of Entertainment”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

We been here many times and have always enjoyed the Center. Great variety in entertainment from 50's, country, comedy and much more. The Youkey Theater is very nice with good acoustics. Seating/prices are very reasonable. Highly recommend the Classic Albums Live series. Hand-picked studio/professional musicians who perform albums "note for note". And they do!

Visited June 2013
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