Updated: The Highlands Little Theatre is now known as the Highlands Lakeside Theatre.
We like to visit the local community theaters when we travel, and are pleased to report that the Highlands Little Theatre, now known as the Highlands Lakeside Theatre, is a cut above many.
Picturesquely situation near the center of Sebring and right on the shore of Lake Jackson, Highlands Lakeside Theatre can be enjoyed for the beauty of it’s surroundings and it’s history. Part of the theater complex was originally the estate (circa 1911 or thereabouts) of George E. Sebring, the founder of Sebring.
Highlands Lakeside Theatre had only one paid staff in 2018. The rest of the folks involved with putting on their productions- some of them very intense, complex and elaborate – are volunteers, in it for the love of the theater.
Drawing from a fairly small Sebring population of approximately 10,500, and also from areas surrounding beautiful Sebring, Highlands Lakeside Theatre still manages to present world famous theater on an almost professional level, all from volunteer actors and supporting staff.
When you arrive at the Highlands Lakeside Theatre for a production, here’s what you may see in the lobby:
In 2018 we had the absolute pleasure of seeing their production of The Dixie Swim Club. Those of you that missed it missed a real theatre treat, I assure you.
In 2017 Highlands Little Theatre, now known as the Highlands Lakeside Theatre presented :
Cat On a Hot Tin Roof – Jan 20 – February 5
- Lotela Gold Be Mine – February 10 – 12, 2017
- Blend – February 17, 2017 (One show only)
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – March 31 – April 16, 2017
- Grease – June 9-25, 2017
- Second Samuel – August 11-27, 2017
Information about earlier productions at Highlands Lakeside Theatre can be found here.
Patrons will be well looked after before, during and after the show by the pub, attached to the rear of the theater, and volunteer run during productions. Light snacks, and a host of beverages await theater goers. If a lovely evening beckons, take your company and beverage out onto the deck overlooking Lake Jackson.
The lights dip. It’s time to enter the theater. But you haven’t finished your beverage yet? No worries. Take it with you and place it in the cup holders provided at each of the plush, and very comfortable seats in the theater.
The Highlands Little Theater can accommodate approximately 220 patrons, with select cabaret seat for lucky few (complete with tables for drinks and snacks ) at the front of the theater, for an extra admission cost. Accommodation is made for those with special needs.
While productions at the Highlands Little Theater are performed by a volunteer support and acting cast, they do such a great job it is still easy to suspend disbelief, and enter the magical world of the production being staged.
Here’s contact information:
Box Office: 863-382-2525
Highlands Lakeside Theatre
P.O. Box 691 Sebring, FL 33871-0691
Altvater Cultural Complex
P356 West Center Avenue
Sebring, FL 338701