Crest Theatre


Housed in the restored 1925 Delray High School building, the Crest Theatre was dedicated in 1993 as the performing arts center of Old School Square.

The Crest Theatre fronts Swinton Avenue and offers professional shows, concerts and lectures from October to June. Entertainment includes musicals, comedy, concerts, dance, family shows and unique variety shows.

The Crest Theatre building houses the Creative Arts School, which offers art, photography, digital imaging and writing classes in 6 studios and classrooms on the 2nd floor. The Crest also serves as an important venue for other organizations, schools and community groups to present their own productions and presentations.

Originally the high school auditorium, the Crest Theatre was re-designed as a charming, 323-seat, state-of-the-art performance venue combining the original high school color (blue) with warm burgundy and gold accents. The original stage was only 12 feet deep; therefore two stories of additional space were added during restoration to provide backstage, dressing room and storage areas. The original proscenium remains an important historic feature of the theater. The Crest provides a truly intimate entertainment experience.

The Crest Theatre provides accessibility for those who may need mobility or auditory assistance.

Matthew Farmer, Artistic Director
51 N. Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444


Accepting Subscriptions!
NEW Subscription Series!
Mon, 06/03/2019 to Sat, 11/30/2019

Choose a package of 4 or 5 shows ranging from dance, theatrical, & comedy! Select either Friday or Saturday evening performances!

$69 VIP | $59 Regular
NEW DIRECTIONS – Lights, Camera, Action!
Tue, 12/10/2019

NEW DIRECTIONS – Fresh. Engaging. Interactive. (With a dash of Unconventional) Bring your curiosity for a fun and insightful experience!



$65 Premium | $55 Regular
Cocktail Hour
Fri, 12/20/2019 to Sat, 12/21/2019
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Crest Theater Old School Square

The Show by Ballets with a Twist

$65 Premium | $55 Regular
Hollywood Revisited
Fri, 12/27/2019
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Crest Theater Old School Square

Greg Schreiner’s wonderful Hollywood film costume collection houses over 175 such masterpieces.