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Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center

Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center Tickets

201 SW 5th Avenue,  Ft LauderdaleFL  33312

Venue Information

Venue Details


The Broward Center is conveniently located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District in downtown Fort Lauderdale, centrally positioned between Dade and Palm Beach Counties.

I-95 From Broward Boulevard and points North:
I-95: Exit Broward Blvd. East. Turn right onto SW 5th Ave. Find the Arts and Science Parking Garage on your immediate right or proceed straight ahead, cross 2nd Street and continue to the top of the hill for valet service.

I-95 From Broward Boulevard and points South:
I-95: Exit Davie Blvd. East. Turn left at SW 4th Avenue. Turn right at SW 2nd Street. Turn left at SW 5th Avenue. Find the Arts and Science Parking Garage on your immediate left or proceed up the hill to the right for valet service.

From Federal Highway (US1):
Turn onto Broward Blvd West. Turn left onto SW 5th Avenue. Find the Arts and Science Parking Garage on your immediate right or proceed straight ahead, cross 2nd Street and continue to the top of the hill for valet service.


Parking and Valet Services Arts & Entertainment District parking Garage (cash only)
This secure, lighted 950-space lot is located directly across the street from the Broward Center on the corner of SW 5th Avenue and SW 2nd Street. The Au-Rene Theater can be directly accessed from the lot via the Huizenga Skywalk.

$7 Monday–Friday 6:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
$12 Monday–Friday 6:00 p.m.–6:00 a.m.
$12 Saturday and Sunday

Additional Parking:
Parking is also available at garages and private lots along 2nd Street, including the Broward County Governmental Center Garage and City Park Mall Garage.

Valet Service:
Valet Service is available for most performances (cash only) at $20 per vehicle. Preferred valet service availability is limited and costs $25 per vehicle. Patrons can find valet parking at the main entrance.

Public Transportation
Exit at the Fort Lauderdale Station (Broward Blvd.). Transportation from the station to the Center is available via Route 53 Tri-Rail Shuttle until 7:50 p.m. Call 1.800.Tri.Rail for train schedules or 954.728.8512 for bus schedules.

Tmax Express Shuttle:
Runs every 20 minutes on Friday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Call 954.761.3543 for details.

Water Taxi:
Enjoy the "Venice of America" on the Water Buses operated by Water Taxi. Travel daily between Oakland Park Blvd. to 17th Street Causeway, including the New River. All day passes are $10. Group tours and charters available. Call 954.467-6677 for details or

Sun Trolley:
Hop on and hop off. Enjoy trolley service in Downtown Fort Lauderdale's Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District. Hail the trolley at any point along the route. Visit for information, schedule and rates.

Ocean View Rickshaw:

Broward County Transit:

Box Office Numbers

Contact the Broward Center
Administrative Phone Hours:
Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5 p.m.

Group Sales:
Group size minimum varies by event. Please call 954.660.6307 for more information.

Box Office Hours

Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office Hours
Monday–Friday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Closed holidays

Day of event:
Normal Box Office hours or 1.5 hours before event show time.

Types of Payment Accepted

The Box Office accepts cash, Visa, MC, AMX and Discover.

Will Call

Tickets held for Will Call can be picked up 90 minutes prior to curtain at the AutoNation Box Office at the Broward Center. The customer must present the actual credit card used and a photo ID.

Accessible Seating

Accessible seating is available on-line, by phone or in-person and can be limited. We encourage you to order early and to specifically request seating for wheelchair access, sign-interpreted or open-captioned performances when placing your order. General admission events offer no specific location-- you will be accommodated at the door.

Our facilities feature ADA-approved signage, handrails and automatic door openers.

The Wayne and Marti Huizenga Family Skywalk connects the Arts & Entertainment Parking Garage with the Horvitz Lobby in The Au-Rene Theater. The skywalk entrance provides protection from the elements and easy access for patrons with disabilities.

A second entry is located at the bottom of the driveway entrance, immediately across from the Arts & Entertainment Parking Garage. Patrons with limited mobility may be dropped off in front of the Au-Rene and Amaturo Theaters via the front driveway.

Hearing Devices:
Our Assistive Listening Devices are available for all performances at the Guest Services Center, located in the Pacers Lobby Main Entrance. There is no charge for the device, but a valid major credit card is required.
Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are located on the upper and lower orchestra levels, the lower mezzanine and the lower balcony in the Au-Rene Theater, as well as the upper lobby level of the Amaturo Theater. Companion restrooms are available on the upper and lower orchestra levels of the Au-Rene Theater. Diaper changing facilities are located in the first and second floor lobby restrooms.

General Rules

No professional (detachable lens) cameras, flash photography, audio or recording devices. Company Management or Artist camera policy varies by show. NO alcohol, cans or bottles. NO smoking.

Children Rules

Varies by event. Please call the Box Office for more information. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Lap seat tickets are available for select performances.


Elevators: Yes

Marti’s New River Bistro:
Blending tropical décor with modern touches, Marti's New River Bistro at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts offers new American cuisine with indoor and outdoor seating on the New River in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. For theater guests, prix fixe dinner seating begins 2½ hours prior to curtain for each evening performance.
Intermezzo Lounge:
Enhance your theater experience with drinks, appetizers and desserts one hour before the performance and then during intermission at our stylish lounge.
Club Level:
The Club Level at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts provides a unique all-inclusive theater experience that is perfect for a night on the town or top-tier business entertaining.

Support Broward Center:
Entourage -
For information about membership, including Entourage, Ghost Light Society and Classical Society, please call the membership office at 954.468.2681 or email

Benefactors/Leiser Room –
For more information about becoming a donor, a Benefactor or the Leiser Room Private Donor Lounge, please call the Foundation office at 954.468.3289 or email

Emergency information
To contact an audience member during a performance, please call security at 954.468.3323. We will do our best to reach your party. Please provide a seat number, section and row if possible. If you need further assistance, please call 954.468.3338.

Hampton Inn–Fort Lauderdale City Center/Downtown
Phone: 954.924.2700

Riverside Hotel
Phone: 954.467.0671

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale
Phone: 954.315.1460

W Fort Lauderdale
Phone: 954.414.8200

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