Surfside Playhouse is a community theatre dedicated to the performing arts through productions, presentations, education and outreach.
In April of 1959, a dynamic and excited group of erstwhile Thespians presented its plans for a live theatre in Brevard County. They called themselves The Surfside Players of Cocoa Beach. The Players began implementing its plans, approved by city officials, civic groups and local residents.
In May, 1959, their first production, "The Moon is Blue" was presented at the Cocoa Beach Fire House. In following years, the Players staged their shows at the fire house, in churches & motels, and even on the beach!
On January 6, 1963, ground was broken for a 270-seat theatre at the corner of Fifth Street South and Brevard Avenue in Cocoa Beach. In April of 1963, the dream came true with the official opening of Surfside Playhouse.
Since then, Surfside has been Cocoa Beach's primary forum for the performing arts. We produce musicals, comedies, and dramas, both classic and cutting-edge, all with volunteers and local Brevard County talent. Our Youth Players program introduces drama and culture to students grades 2 - 7. Our Fearless Improv Brigade delights audiences with the art of improvised comedy, and we proudly host one-act plays produced by Playwrights Workshop of Brevard.
No experience is required to audition for our plays or to volunteer at our theatre. Come perform with us!
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