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Address: 2280 Aaron St, Port Charlotte, FL 33952-5202
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+1 941-625-4175
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08:00 - 16:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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The Cultural Center been serving Port Charlotte and the surrounding...

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”.

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Great Place!

There are lots of things to see and do, anything from food, to classes. Also great entertainment options.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lilly C
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are lots of things to see and do, anything from food, to classes. Also great entertainment options.

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Thank Lilly C
Port Charlotte, Florida
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been there last for a nice concert.facilities are clean, staff is friendly and the place is very well run. Come for hobbies, classes or entertainment.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wish I had time to take a class or take advantage of the concerts. I did eat at Beaches Cafe for breakfast and it was average, but I'd go again. The staff are really nice and helpful. There is a "thrift" store...many items look old, but it's well organized and again staff are really friendly. It's a nice center... More 

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Thank KellBellHocking
Arcadia, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is amazing! There are classes, bingo, shows, a thrift store, a cafeteria and a Tea Room. We ate in the Tea Room-really nice selection for lunch at a very reasonable price. Then we got lost in the thrift shop-it is huge with a lot of choices. What a nice afternoon!

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have become regulars at the Cultural Center theatre over the last few years. We have found the shows and theatrical productions to be very good and quite adequately priced for the mainly senior audiences. The ushers are always so pleasant at directing you to your seats (though we hardly need any directions there any more). The Merle Haggard tribute... More 

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Thank Paul S
Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Saw 81 yr old Mickey Giley entertain us one evening. Kind a hobbled out not walking do well but when try he music starts what an entertainer. Back to the venue, great little theater but at times a little pricy. Great price in lunch any day but if you take a music lesson be prepared to spend double

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Thank cabinwithaview
Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This center has a very nice facility. It is very clean with tons of parking for any event you might want to attend.

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Thank 541dennist
London, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

My wife has taken art courses here for 4 years in the winter. She loves it and has made many good friends. Good cafeteria for breakfast and lunch. Many different courses available and lots of bands and singing groups come here to play.

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Thank murstel
Mashpee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We had lunch at the Cultural Center's "Beaches" cafe. It's a cafeteria style restaurant only serving breakfast and lunch, but the food was good, and prices are a bargain. The soups are homemade, and tasty.

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Thank JohnP13147
Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

The Zumba classes are the best and at night you can join the Rotary Trivia Night or Bingo always something good happening!

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