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Empire Stage

Map & Directions 1140 N. Flagler Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304


New Times Broward-Palm Beach's Description

If you don't get lost looking for Empire Stage for the first time, then congratulations: You'd be the first. But this playhouse's locational obscurity is actually part of its charm; just as with Sol Theatre, the building's previous occupant, Empire Stage remains the best-kept secret in the South Florida theater scene. Artistic director David Gordon specializes in offbeat comedies with an LGBT slant, but even when his company isn't producing anything, he lends out the space to other producers to help keep the threadbare operation in business. Even when the plays occasionally crater, the funky, DIY interior design and free wine make it a fun place to visit.

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  • mitchsfl wrote a review for Empire Stage
    on 07/07/13

    Men in drag have the potential to entertain but while this had some initial momentum, it soon turned into a nightmare!! The non-stop chatter and high pitch voices were akin to fingernails on a chalk board. The one very catchy tune in the first act gave this some promise and if the first act was rated by itself, I might have given it a passing grade. The second act was all... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • Empire Stage was voted "Best Theater Space" by Broward Palm Beach New Times! Enjoy some free wine, collapse in the comfortable couch seating, and see envelope-pushing fare you won't find elsewhere.

  • Agustina on 02/12/11

    Went to see "Sex and Violence" and loved it. The theater is intimate and cozy and the acting is terrific!

  • Larry R. on 04/06/14

    Get here early

  • Mark R. on 02/17/14

    Great place to catch a good play. Intimate and great actors. Love supporting them. It's our 3rd play love it.

  • Richard C. on 06/07/12

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