For 60 years the Peabody Auditorium has led the way as a venue where stars of the world of entertainment and the arts have attracted audiences numbered in the tens of thousands. Named in honor of benefactor Simon J. Peabody, who donated the land where the auditorium was built, the new Peabody Auditorium was dedicated October 6, 1949 with a concert featuring the United States Navy Band.
In the 60 years since, the Peabody stage has been honored by the likes of Liberace, Red Skelton, Liza Minelli, Shirley MacLaine, Elvis Presley, Tony Bennett, James Taylor, Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops, Margo Fonteyn, Rudolf Nuryev, Tom Jones, Louie Armstrong, Jackie Mason, Itzhak Perlman, Gregory Peck, Frank Sinatra, Simon & Garfunkel, Willie Nelson, Jerry Seinfeld, Al Hirt, Sammy Davis Jr., Engelbert Humperdinck, David Copperfield and Dave Brubeck. Acclaimed Broadway musicals and touring productions including CATS, A Chorus Line, 42nd Street, Chicago, STOMP, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Riverdance have also graced the stage. The world-renowned London Symphony Orchestra began its ongoing love affair with the Auditorium 33 years ago, and the Daytona Beach Symphony Society has made the Peabody Auditorium its home for the last 57 years.
The generosity and dedication of our patrons and supporters have helped make possible the past 60 years of amazing performances. If you are not a member, what are you waiting for? There are several membership levels, with varying membership benefits. Our patrons often have the opportunity to purchase their tickets before they go on sale to the general public. In addition, preferred patrons are invited to pre-order refreshments to avoid lines at intermission. Our Box Office has applications and can help you join today. Call them at 386.671.3462.