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Cultural Facilities

Promoting the transformative power of arts and cultural activities for people of all ages, the Cultural Facilities inside the City of Gulfport, Florida offers a variety of styles of family friendly events open to the public. A division of the Recreation Department, the Cultural Facilities encompasses the Historic Casino Ballroom, Catherine A. Hickman Theater, the 49th Street Neighborhood Center and the Historic Scout Hall facility. These facilities offer cultural events, seminars, weddings, party spaces to the community and more. For more information on hosting your next event, please call (727) 893-1070 or contact us below.

Wedding at the Gulfport CasinoCasino Ballroom

The Historic Gulfport Casino Ballroom was built in 1934 and offers dances in a picturesque beachfront setting. Located only a few steps away from the white sand beaches of Gulfport, Florida, this historic landmark is host to a variety of activities ranging from dances, concerts, fundraisers, senior programs, corporate events, seminars, trade shows, private parties, auctions, bar mitzvahs, weekly dance events, wedding receptions and more.

The Historic Gulfport Casino Ballroom features a rich history, in-house beverage service, a grand dance floor, a smoke-free atmosphere, free parking, and a friendly, professional, and experienced staff. For more information on the City of Gulfport Historic Casino Ballroom, please call (727) 893-1070 or contact us today. 

Catherine A Hickman TheaterCatherine A. Hickman Theater

The Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport is a  state-of-the art performing arts theater with superb acoustics, 173 comfortable fixed seating capacity and an intimate setting that all can enjoy. Whether it be a cultural arts or a business event, the theater provides a prestigious setting for stage productions, recitals, concerts, award ceremonies, films festivals, seminars, and training sessions. Concession services are available including beer and wine.

Gulfport Neighborhood Center49th Street Neighborhood Center

This facility opened in 2004 joining the Police substation facility and Public Works department. It can accommodate 75 people and offers a small kitchen. This facility is used for community meeting space, exercise classes and programs as well as for private parties, showers, receptions and Church services.

Gulfport's Historic Scout HallScout Hall

This quaint and rustic facility can accommodate 63 people. It offers a stage and small kitchen, brick patio, fire pit and benches in a shaded area. This facility is used by multiple scout troops as well as meeting space, Church services, private parties, showers, funerals, town hall meetings and community events.

For more information, please complete the contact form below and one of our courteous and friendly staff members will contact you.

Cultural Facilities Front Office

5500 Shore Boulevard S. Gulfport, Florida 33707


Cultural Facility Staff

Justin Shea
Cultural Facilities Events Supervisor

Jacob Taylor
Cultural Facilities Events Coordinator

Kristin Ossola
Event Marketing Specialist (PIO)

Dakota Haynes
Technical Events Specialist – Facilities

Tammy Ruhl
Front Office Support