Welcome to the Friends of Boca Grande Community Center
Our Community Center… Where Boca Grande Comes Together
Friends of Boca Grande Community Center is a non-profit organization founded in 1986 with a mission to present outstanding cultural and educational programs for Boca Grande. In collaboration with Lee County Parks and Recreation, Friends of Boca Grande has been full steam ahead providing a plethora of educational lectures, study groups, workshops, concerts, and community events.
While our building, formerly The Boca Grande School (1929), still holds its historic charm, the facilities have been renovated and upgraded to best suit the needs of our island community.
The auditorium is a 172 seat venue used for lectures, concerts, musicals, assemblies, movies, and meetings. In 2019, a major upgrade to the projector and lighting system was made, which has upped the ability for top of the line productions.
The Woman’s Club Room
An activity/meeting room equipped with projector, sound, and a kitchen space is used for many study groups, demonstrations, book signings, and small receptions. The space is also used as a simulcast space providing overflow from the auditorium.
The Houghton Room
Formerly used as a small library and resource center, the Houghton Room now houses small group meetings, bridge play, tap class, theatre rehearsals, yoga, and more.
The Special Interest Room
This room is great for groups of 10-15. Located near the back-stage door of the auditorium, the special interest room is often used as a dressing/green room for artists or staging for events.
The Friends Pavilion
Constructed in 2018, The Friends Pavilion is our covered outdoor stage area with lawn seating.
If you would like more information about the Community Center and how the Friends came to be, please click here.