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Mattie Kelly Arts Center

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Art Gallery:
Marjorie Huwa, 2017 Best-in-Show Winner

Art Gallery:
The 26th Emerald Coast National Juried Fine Arts Exhibition

College Production:
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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House Policies

Mattie Kelly Arts Center

Arts Center Photo
The Seven Dancers sculpture in the Circus


For the safety and well-being of our patrons, and to help keep our facilities beautiful, we request that all visitors observe these policies within our performance venues - Mainstage Theater, Northwest Florida State College Amphitheater, Sprint Theater and Tyler Recital Hall.

  • All patrons must have a ticket including small children and babies in arms. The only exception is when the event is non-ticketed.
  • Patrons should remain seated during performances until intermission or completion of the show. Patrons who leave their seats during a performance will be allowed back into the theater during an appropriate time at the discretion of the House Manager.
  • Please monitor children at all times while visiting the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Students age 16 and under must have adult accompaniment or school chaperones.
  • No food or drinks of any kind are allowed inside the theaters with the exception of water. This includes soft drinks, lollipops, baby bottles or sipper cups. Drinks purchased at the lobby bars of the Mainstage or Sprint Theaters must be disposed of prior to entering the theater.
  • As a safety precaution, backpacks, satchels or oversized bags are not allowed into the theaters.
  • Baby strollers and baby carriers are not allowed into the theater. If you must enter the Mattie Kelly Arts Center grounds with these items, please leave them in the lobby until after the performance. (For information on wheelchair accessibility, see Parking & Special Needs Access.)
  • No photography is allowed during a performance unless permission has been announced by the performing company.
  • Please dress appropriately and remember that theaters tend to be cool in the summer and warm in winter because of temperature control.
  • Please turn off cell phones before entering all performance venues.
  • Please do not put feet in the seats or on backs of seats.
  • Please do not walk through the circus gardens or enter the fountains.
  • In case of an emergency due to accidents, illness or spills, please inform an Usher or House Manager or NWF State College personnel immediately.
  • Lost and found - The Mattie Kelly Arts Center is not responsible for objects lost, stolen or left behind. To check on lost items, call 850-729-6001.