Carnival Opens ‘Carnival Studios’ Rehearsal Space

Carnival Cruise Line has unveiled “Carnival Studios,” a 44,500-square-foot rehearsal venue in Davie, Florida. 

Carnival said, in a prepared statement, that the space had been three years in development.

Carnival Studios brings entire bands, casts, and technical teams from every ship together shoreside for rehearsals as a team, while providing additional opportunities to conceptualize innovative new shows on site, the company said.

More than 500 entertainers and performers will convene at Carnival Studios to rehearse new shows that are constantly being rolled out across the fleet.

“Whether it’s our elaborate production shows, our popular rock bands or solo artists performing throughout the ship, entertainment is a huge part of the Carnival vacation experience and this spectacular rehearsal space provides us with unprecedented opportunities to develop exciting new choices for our guests,” said Sarah Beth Reno, Carnival’s vice president of entertainment.

At Carnival Studios, the main theater stages within the fleet have been replicated within five full-scale studios.

“We designed the space to encourage interaction and engagement between everyone who works on our shows – from cast members and musicians to technicians and backstage crew,” said Chris Nelson, Carnival’s senior director of entertainment. “It is in these sometimes intentional and sometimes impromptu collaborations that the strongest ideas take shape, inspiring synergy and building relationships that last a lifetime,” he added.

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