Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of space is Mad Cow Theater?

Mad Cow Theatre consists of two theatre spaces, The Harriett which seats 150 in fixed theatrical seats and The Black Box an intimate theatre seating 60 is transformed into Club Moo during The Orlando Cabaret Festival that features both table seating and theatre seating arrangements. Our theatre is special because all of the seats are close to the stage giving the audience a wonderful experience. 

How do we get to Mad Cow?


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LOCATION OF MAD COW THEATRE:  Mad Cow Theatre is located on the second floor of 54 West Church Street in downtown Orlando. We are situated above the Five Guys Burgers located on the South Side of Church Street between Garland Ave and Orange Ave.

There is a convenient LYMMO stop 1 block East of Mad Cow Theatre at the corner of Orange and Church.
If you're not sure how to choose from the 3,600 parking spaces available within one block of our new theatres, here are a few suggestions to help you out:
Central Parking Garage

Located at 53 West Central Boulevard, the entrance is on Central Boulevard between Orange Avenue and the Train Tracks: Patrons of Mad Cow Theatre can park here and pay discounted rates with a stamp from the Mad Cow Theatre Box Office. Patrons parking in this garage need to inform the attendants they are coming to Mad Cow and bring their parking ticket to the Mad Cow Box Office. At Mad Cow, be sure to ask for your parking ticket to be stamped. Bring this back to the garage and pay a discounted rate upon exiting. Mad Cow Patrons will pay $5 on non-event nights and $8 on event nights. The Box Office will inform you what rate is being charged that night when you receive your stamp. There is a well lit sidewalk across from the Central Garage that is parallel to the train tracks which will lead you to Church Street. Mad Cow Theatre will be ahead on the second floor above the Five Guys Burgers.
Valet Parking at Kres
There is valet parking available at Kres Chophouse, just a block from the theatre at Church Street and Orange Ave. Parking is $12, or $6 if you visit Kres before or after the theatre.
Other Parking Options
There are several other parking options nearby the theatre.  The SunTrust Center Garage (1,041 spaces, 25 ADA accessible) and the 55 West Garage on Pine Street (300 spaces, 9 ADA accessible) both feature covered walkways to the theatre, making them ideal choices for stormy weather.  There is also parking available under I-4, including South Lot 9, which has 50 ADA accessible spaces.  Keep in mind that this lot is slightly farther from the theatre than the others listed.  More information can be found here.

What time should I arrive at the theatre?

Always plan to arrive at the theatre 15 minutes before the start of the performance to pick up tickets, buy a beverage at the lobby bar, and take care of any personal needs before the performance begins.

May I film or photograph any performance?

Film and photography of any kind is not allowed inside Stage Left or Stage Right “Club Moo” during the performances. 

What if I arrive late?

For the safety of our audience and performers, patrons arriving after the start of the performance in The Harriett will be seated at a suitable break, if any, and only at the discretion of Management. There is no late seating in The Black Box “Club Moo”. We regret that there are no refunds

Can I see more than one show on a given night?

YES!  The Orlando Cabaret Festival is specifically designed to give patrons the most opportunities to see a myriad of talented performers. 

May I bring food & drink into the theatre?

Yes, you may bring food & drink purchased at the Mad Cow Concessions Counter into the Theatre. We regret that no outside food/drink is allowed in the theatre for non-Lunchtime Shows. 

May I bring my own lunch to the noon Lunchtime Shows?

Yes, you may bring your own lunch, hot or cold, into any of the Lunchtime Shows.  Also, ask about having a boxed lunch waiting for you when you arrive at the theatre.

Do you need Volunteers?

We are always looking for new volunteers.   Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at for more information.  

How can I help?

Mad Cow Theatre and The Orlando Cabaret Festival are always looking for sponsorships and donations. See the different levels of sponsorship we have available.