Welcome to the Carrollwood Cultural Center

What is the Carrollwood Cultural Center?

It’s where a 5-year-old girl discovers that she’s an artist, a 70-year-old man discovers he’s a musician, a 35-year-old woman learns ballet and a family grows stronger by sharing the stage together.

It’s the banquet hall where Anna married Luis. It’s the meeting room where Jennifer launched her career. It’s the stage where Oliver found a family and a Music Man traded swindling for love.

The Carrollwood Cultural Center is much more than a building. It’s the place where strangers become friends and friends become family.

Above all, it’s a place where a community came together to  prove—and continue to prove–that ordinary citizens can, through their labors and generosity, determine the culture of the place in which they live out their lives.

Have you heard?

“War of the Worlds’ to be restaged (Jeff Berlinicke • The Tampa Tribune – 10/29/14)  It was an unintentional hoax, but some folks in New Jersey didn’t believe it at the time. With major problems brewing overseas that led to World War II, America didn’t know what to think when it turned on the radio on Halloween night that year and heard Orson Welles announce to a stunned and spooked audience that Martians had landed in New Jersey and had bad intentions. (READ MORE)

Steven Lolli’s irreverent comedy searches for the stupid (Jeff Berlinicke • The Tampa Tribune – 8/29/14) Steven Lolli isn’t writing for the mainstream. He is a comedian who is “writing for people who want to knock their bosses’ teeth out.”  The main thing is, he said, he loves looking for stupidity, and nothing is free from abuse once he gets on a roll. (READ MORE)

Carrollwood Cultural Center summer camps offer opportunities (Jeff Berlinicke • The Tampa Tribune – 4/29/14) A lot of children might want to shy away from activities that are considered “cultural,” especially when it’s summer. But at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, there’s plenty to do and there’s no lack of kids enjoying it. (READ MORE)