About The Alhambra Theatre
An Experience That’s Over 50 Years in the Making
The History of The Alhambra Theatre
A Jacksonville Entertainment Icon
At a table set for two, covered by an elegant lace cloth and adorned with matching napkins, silverware, stylish china plates and coffee cups, a vision of the future arose. Founders Ted Johnson and George Ballis (pictured at right) were confident in their concept of a new theater.
Since this photograph, taken in July of 1967, the Alhambra Theatre has been a place where friends and families can come together to enjoy a broadway-quality show and a delightful meal.
Through the years, our theater has dazzled generations of guests and even a few celebrities. If these walls could talk, they would have some fun tales to share.
Today, the Alhambra stands proudly as the nation's oldest continuously-operating dinner theater. With the improvements current owner Craig Smith has directed coupled with the quality performances and occasional stars previous owner Tod Booth directs, the Alhambra is as vibrant as ever after more than a half century in operation.
“50 Years of Memories” the Commemorative Book
Read more about the Alhambra Theatre’s iconic history by purchasing our commemorative book.
We Build All Of Our Sets And Costumes From Scratch.
At the Alhambra Theatre, every set and the pieces on it are created and sourced by our talented team. The resulting experience is truly unique.
Ownership & Producer Information
The Alhambra Theatre & Dining was bought in 2009 by Theater Partners, LLC. A group of four local friends, their sole mission is for the Alhambra to meet the Jacksonville arts and entertainment community's high standards. Managing Partner, Craig Smith is proud to be part of one of Jacksonville's most enduring icons.
Tod Booth is the former owner of The Alhambra Theatre and the creative force behind the shows you love. For more than 25 years, Tod has guided every show as the Creative Director and Producer. His responsibilities include directing, casting, and producing each Alhambra production.
Behind The Scenes
Our fantastic behind the scenes and off-stage teams do everything from building the sets, to running the lights, and everything in between.
David Dionne & Ian Black
Camala Pitts & Dorinda Quiles
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