ABOUT THE SUNRISE
Rising Stars, Concert Legends, Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame Members, Grammy Winners, Comedy Superstars and Special Events of all kinds, for over 16 years the Sunrise Theatre has been the Treasure Coast’s #1 center for live entertainment.
With an intimate 1,200 seats, Sunrise events give guests both great sound and spectacular sight lines with no seat further than 85-feet from center stage.
Restored to perfection in 2006, the Sunrise Theatre’s location in historic Downtown Fort Pierce also offers guests an evening out with convenient, well-lit parking and over 10 nearby restaurants of all kinds.
100 events per year…something for everyone…and the friendliest staff among any venue in the region… you’re invited to discover the Sunrise Theatre for incredible guest experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.
Click for a complete listing of shows confirmed to date and membership information, or call the Box Office Monday – Friday 10am – 2pm at (772) 461.4775. Wheel chair accessible seating available call the box office for assistance.
THE SUNRISE'S HISTORY
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Sunrise opened its doors on August 1, 1923 as the largest theatre on Florida’s East Coast between Jacksonville and Miami. It quickly became the center of all St. Lucie County’s cultural activities. The theatre closed its doors on September 8, 1983 , due to the decline of the downtown area and a refusal to convert to multi-screen operation. In 1988, Main Street Fort Pierce was established and soon realized the need for the Sunrise Theatre as a center for local, national and international world class performing arts presentations.
Main Street Fort Pierce began an effort to save the historic theatre. In 1997, the Sunrise Theatre was purchased by the St. Lucie Preservation Association, Inc. and today, after reopening on January 6, 2006, the theatre is completely renovated to its original splendor with state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems and is owned and operated by the City of Fort Pierce.