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The Venue

The Mattie Kelly Arts Center is a $25 million-dollar performing arts and educational complex that hosts Broadway’s best touring shows, visiting artists, dance and opera companies. The center is also home to the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, which provides the region’s finest classical music concerts. The complex encompasses a 1,650 seat Mainstage theater, which accommodates touring Broadway shows, the 195-seat, flexible Sprint Theater, an art wing with two galleries, a music wing, a visual arts building and the beautiful NWF State College amphitheater.

The complex is the home of the Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts Division of NWF State College, providing an outstanding educational environment that rivals that of many large universities. Through this division, students pursue studies in art, dance, music, humanities and theater that lead to associates’ and bachelor’s degrees.

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Shows & Events

Mattie Kelly Arts Center maintains a jam-packed schedule of performances throughout the year, ranging from national Broadway tours to local college productions.

Fine & Performing Arts College Programs

As a partner of Northwest Florida State College, we proudly host the institution’s Fine & Performing Arts Division.

Community Outreach

At the Arts Center, we believe in the power of music, theater and art to transform lives in the community.

Venue Information and Policies

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Contact Us

The Mattie Kelly Arts Center at NWF State College
Administrative Office
100 College Blvd
Niceville, FL 32578
(850) 729-6000

Customer Support: (850) 729-6004

Jeanette Shires
Jeanette Shires serves as the Director of the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College, a position she has held since 2013. She is responsible for all daily operations, budgeting and management for the center.
Suzanne Flood
House Manager
Suzanne Flood, having a lifelong love of the arts, joined Mattie Kelly Arts Center as the House Manager in 2015 after twenty years of living and working abroad in Florence, Italy. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and considers her 100+ volunteer ushers some of the best people in the world!
Kristen "KC" Williams
Art Curator
K.C. Williams, Ed.D., has been Gallery Director for the Mattie Kelly Arts Center since 2009. She is an arts administrator and curator, and teaches in the Department of Humanities, Fine, and Performing Arts.
R. Mark Wise
Technical Theater Supervisor
Mark is returning to the Mattie Kelly Arts Center after spending the last 10 years touring with several National Broadway Tours, spanning the US and several countries abroad. Mark is responsible for all of the technical aspects related to each of the venues at MKAC.