The RP Funding Center is pleased to offer groups the best experience at the best prices! Our groups receive a personalized service experience when booking and planning their visit. Groups also enjoy reduced ticket prices for most shows, early reservation options, and pre-show dining discounts. From Corporate Partners to Educational Organizations, we have options available to suit any group!
Group Patrons Enjoy the Following Perks:
- Special discounts available for groups of 10 or more
- Opportunities to pre-select seating prior to public on-sale
- 10% discount on Center Stage Buffet pre-show dining, when available
- Accessible seating for wheelchair patrons and their companions, when available
- Assistance with lodging, dining, and shopping information
- One FREE ticket for every 20 tickets purchased
- One FREE bus parking pass per reservation for groups of 20 or more
IF FULL PAYMENT IS NOT RECEIVED BY THE BALANCE DUE DATE, ALL TICKETS WILL BE RELEASED BACK TO THE PUBLIC. Credit Card payments are preferred, but checks are also acceptable. Checks must be received 14 days prior to event. Make all checks payable to the City of Lakeland and send to: RP Funding Center, ATTN: Group Sales, 701 W Lime Street, Lakeland, FL 33815. Cash is not accepted unless payment is made at the RP Funding Center Box Office. Please do not mail cash. Performances, dates, prices and times subject to change, and ticket quantities are limited. Ticket required for age 2 and over; age of children requiring a ticket varies by show so call ahead to confirm. All sales are final; no refunds or exchanges will be permitted. Group discounts and dining not available on every performance. *Due dates are subject to change due to high demand. A deposit will be required at the time of the contract. ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
Events with Group Discounts
Dena Blizzard: One Funny Mother
Dena Blizzard, the viral video sensation has an Off Broadway Show! Join this comedian, former Miss New Jersey, and married mother of three on her hilarious journey through the trial and tribulations of motherhood and marriage. Since becoming a married mother of three, Dena wrestles with the eternal question, “Have I gone crazy since having these kids?” and the answer is a hysterical, “Laugh ‘til your face hurts” comedy you won’t want to miss!”
Benise: Fuego! The Spirit Of Spain
For Benise, music has always been a journey. From his humble beginnings as a street performer, to being featured on the #1 rated show in the USA – Dancing With The Stars, and performing around the world. “I wanted to push the boundaries of Nuevo Flamenco/Spanish guitar while combining the elements of dance and theater. This show is a celebration of all the shows we’ve done over the last 15 years,” comments composer, virtuoso guitarist and creative force behind the event, Benise.
Benise composes works with powerfully emotional arrangements that are both wild and refined, producing a sound that is as edgy and exotic as it is romantic and sensual. A beautiful and charming Spanish courtyard is the backdrop as Benise debuts all new music, dance, and costumes. A musical journey that includes the ‘Dress of a Thousand Roses’ and many more surprises!
IMPERIAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: SPOOKY SYMPHONY
Music tells a story, and some stories are spooky! With loud noises and creepy sounds, hear some of the most beautiful scary music ever written as the Imperial Symphony Orchestra presents "Spooky Symphony."
FAMILY FEUD CELEBRITY EDITION
Join our fun celebrity team captains as we randomly-select audience members to
become a member of their on-stage “family”. You can also win prizes right from
your very own seat in the audience! Based on the wildly popular TV game show,
its sure to bring load of laughs, fun, and prizes!
CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE
CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE brings its latest electrifying and reimagined live holiday family stage spectacular to the RP Funding Center with one unforgettable performance. This critically-acclaimed extravaganza is a BROADWAY MUSICAL AND NEW CIRQUE ADVENTURE WRAPPED INTO THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GIFT FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!
Moscow Ballet “Great Russian Nutcracker”
The Moscow Ballet and The Great Russian Nutcracker as well as their North American Tours started at the Glasnost Festival by its creator and theatrical producer Akiva Talmi. Over the last 27 years, The Moscow Ballet has had acclaimed award-winning prima ballerinas, including Svetlana Smirnova, Predenia and Marina Alexandrova.
ELF ON A SHELF A CHRISTMAS MUSICAL
The beloved tradition that continues to capture the hearts of children and their families everywhere comes to the life stage for the first time ever in this all-new musical and premiere stage production. When the top Scout Elf of his graduating class is sent to a disconnected, multi-generational family struggle to rediscover Christmas spirit, he’s got to find a way off the shelf and into their hearts. This toe-tapping, heartwarming story of one small elf’s big impact on his adoptive family includes an exclusive invitation to Santa’s North Pole and engages audiences with a glimpse into the magical lives of Scout Elves. Featuring an original story and score, dazzling sets and costumes, and wondrous moments that make even the most cynical believe, this momentous celebration of the season leaves spirits high and captivates all with the splendor of Christmas.
IMPERIAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: HOLIDAY POPS WITH BONNE KRAMER
The Holiday season is full of joy, laughter and great music! Join the Imperial Symphony Orchestra and actress, singer and bassoonist Bonne Kramer for an evening of laughter, sing-alongs and holiday favorites featuring the bassoon.
CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR
The Carole King Musical tells the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
A Bronx Tale
THE NAKED MAGICIANS
THE DOO WOP PROJECT
Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying run-in with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.
Brought to life by a groundbreaking, all-female creative team, this Tony Award® -nominated hit features original music and lyrics by 7-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (“Love Song,” “Brave”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and original direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland).
“WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly, and is “sweet, sassy and passionate,” according to New York Magazine. Don’t miss this uplifting and hilarious musical!
Stomp Thursday, January 30th 2020 MORE INFORMATION ADD TO CALENDAR STOMP
From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, STOMP has grown into an international sensation over the past 20 years, having performed in more than 50 countries and in front of more than 24 million people. Synchronized stiff-bristle brooms become a sweeping orchestra, eight Zippo lighters flip open and closed to create a fiery fugue; wooden poles thump and clack in a rhythmic explosion, STOMP uses everything but conventional percussion instruments-dustbins, tea chests, radiator hoses, boots, hubcaps--to fill the stage with compelling and unique act that is often imitated but never duplicated.
The Texas Tenors Thursday, February 6th 2020 MORE INFORMATION ADD TO CALENDAR THE TEXAS TENORS
The Texas Tenors are the most successful music group and third highest selling artist in the history of America's Got Talent! Since appearing on the show in 2009, JC, Marcus and John have released 4 studio albums, 2 PBS Specials, 4 DVDs, multiple singles and a children's book that have earned them impressive recognition including 3 Emmy Awards, The Gelett Burgess Award for Excellence in Children's Literature and the distinction of being Billboard Magazine's 2017 #10 Classical Crossover Artist in the World. Their most recent albums "Rise" and "A Collection of Broadway and American Classics" both debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Chart.
The Texas Tenors are celebrating 10 years together by launching their "10th Anniversary Tour" for the 2019-2020 season. Earlier this year, they were honored to be included among the top 50 acts in the world and the only vocal group from the United States invited to compete on NBC’s primetime series America’s Got Talent: The Champions.
ABBA’s timeless songs were written to be enjoyed live and ABBA MANIA gives you exactly that. Two hours of uplifting, dance inducing and sometimes heart-breaking songs, fully live with fantastic staging, lighting and effects. The show recreates ABBA’s sound not only perfectly, but respectfully too. ABBA MANIA is not only for life long, die hard ABBA fans but the new generation of fans, who never had the opportunity to see ‘ABBA’ live. Hits include ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Waterloo’, ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘The Winner Takes it All’, ‘Super Trouper’, ‘Fernando’, ‘Take A Chance On Me’ and many more that continue to fill dance floors worldwide.
They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story -- a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.
Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony and Grammy Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true.
FEATURING THE LEGENDARY TOP TEN HITS:
“Sherry” • “Big Girls Don’t Cry” • “Walk Like A Man” • “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” • “December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)”
Since its debut, global musical sensation Celtic Woman’s concerts continue to capture the hearts of an audience that spans the globe. Both an accomplished recording ensemble and a world-class performing collective, Celtic Woman celebrates Ireland's rich musical and cultural heritage, while continuing its remarkable legacy of introducing some of Ireland's most talented singers and musicians onto the world stage.
IMPERIAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: GAELIC SYMPHONY
-Overture D.26, D Major Schubert
-Selection from Young Artists Competition Winner
-Symphony in E-minor "Gaelic", Beach
An American in Paris
ROMANCE! ADVENTURE! GERSHWIN! WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE !
In post war Paris, romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. Gershwin’s soaring melodies are matched by gravity-defying dance as the world rediscovers the power of love in this breathtaking production. Hoping to start a new life, World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly-liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. But Jerry's life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret - and realizes he is not her only suitor. Winner of four Tony Awards and inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, this exquisite production features your favorite Gershwin songs including “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “'S Wonderful,” “But Not for Me,” and “Stairway to Paradise.”
“Pure Joy…An American In Paris is a TRIUMPH!” New York Times
AN EVENING WITH THE CELEBRITY HOUSEWIVES
Enjoy this intimate, fun-filled evening with some of your favorite Television Housewives—onstage live in person! Hear all about these dazzling ladies, their sensational personal lives, cherished families, amazing businesses, and how fame has changed their lives forever. Grab a cocktail and have your own questions ready, as your favorite Housewife will answer. This special event will also benefit women’s charities.