Funding for Dr. Phillips Center approved

$203 million second phase could open by 2020


ORLANDO, Fla. – Orange County commissioners have given the green light for funding to help finish the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. 

Commissioners on Tuesday approved $45 million in tourist tax money for phase two of the project. 

The second phase will create a third theater, Steinmetz Hall, and will be home to many local performing arts groups. 

In all, over $200 million has been raised for the project. 

Those behind the project believe groundbreaking could take place in January, with opening possible in 2020.


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