The Wildstein Center theater with rows of seats.May 21, 2024 – South Florida State College’s (SFSC) Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts is opening its doors to community members looking for a safe, cool venue for daytime walking. The venue will allow walkers to get in their steps on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning June 10. While walkers are not permitted onstage or backstage, there are wide aisles and plenty of stairs plus restrooms in the air-conditioned, 1,460-seat theater.

Walkers are asked to enter through the front lobby and sign in and out. Water bottles are allowed. There is no cost to participate.

“It’s brutal walking outdoors during the summer,” said Cindy Garren, director of cultural programs at SFSC. “There are several SFSC staff members who walk campus during the day and we hope that opening our doors helps folks maintain their fitness program.”

The Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts is located on the Highlands Campus of South Florida State College at 600 West College Drive in Avon Park. For more information, contact the SFSC Box Office at 863-784-7177.