We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Dancing at the cultural center”

The Cultural Center
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: The Cultural Center been serving Port Charlotte and the surrounding community with educational, recreational, social and entertainment activities since 1961. More than 12,000 happenings go on each year on our 90,000 square foot campus. The Cultural Center enriches the lives of our residents and visitors by offering a theater, The Learning Place - for the Arts, Academics, Dance and Exercise; Beaches Cafe - for delicious breakfast and lunch; and unique shopping in the Thrift and Gift shops onsite. We can also accommodate seminars, banquets, and gatherings of any size in our adjustable 7,200 square foot conference center.Our volunteers, your donations, and the support of the community have allowed us to maintain our legacy as “The Place that Friendship Built”.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 25 February 2014

My wife and I began our dancing careers in the late 70's. The cultural center has been very supportive, but it appears it no longer considers dancing for the seniors as important since it is not a revenue producer.

3  Thank 7judee
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (128)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

90 - 94 of 128 reviews

Reviewed 23 February 2014

Recently met with center director after dance location was changed to "small room"
The director and dance chair lady would not budge on their decision to put the dance
Back in large hall with wood floor, kept saying " cost too much to break room down"
Even after we offered to do it for free, mr H kept shrugging his shoulders after obtaining
Over 50 signatures to reconsider they stonewalled all requests, furthermore even let " Gigi" a
Volunteer for 6 yrs at dance go replacing her with paid employee to collect tickets because
She disagreed with their decision , too bad the center was we thought for the community
Not the self interest of czar like employees and really fire a volunteer ? Too bad their loss

6  Thank Marvie3471
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Many activities aimed primarily for senior citizens, along with county library, classes of varied interests and special events. Many plays and the Charlotte County symphony.

4  Thank 4mimi4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 October 2013

There are so many activities around the Cultural Center that there is something for everyone. The movies and shows at the Theatre have always been good. The deli consistently offers great food. Special dinners (Easter, Mother's Day etc.) for those of us who don't have relatives in the area, are much appreciated. Volunteers are always welcome!

3  Thank Carol W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Nice little thrift shop, craft shop and book store. Lots of shows and courses for anyone who lives in the area and is interested. There is a cafeteria with well priced food, and a little deli counter with amazing sandwiches :)

1  Thank Lauren G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Cultural_CCCenter, Manager at The Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2013

Thank you Lauren for letting us know how much you enjoy the Cultural Center.

We look forward to your next visit.

~Your friends at the Cultural Center

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed The Cultural Center also viewed

Port Charlotte, Southwest Gulf Coast
Port Charlotte, Southwest Gulf Coast
 
Port Charlotte, Southwest Gulf Coast
Port Charlotte, Southwest Gulf Coast
 

Been to The Cultural Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing