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Located in downtown Miami, Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts has served as a stage for cultural performances since 1926. Designed in the Spanish style with an old world charm, the building maintains a certain air of sophistication. The center once housed the Miami Philharmonic Orchestra. After undergoing a two-year renovation project in the 1970s, the historic structure became one of the city's main performing arts venues. Today, the center continues to feature an exciting array of theater, music and dance.
The largest art center in Miami, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts was first known as Miami Performing Arts Center. Later it was also renamed Carnival Center for the Performing Arts. The center provides locals with the best in culture and arts. By making optimum use of funds provided and presenting efficiently organized shows, the center aims to take the status of arts in Miami to a higher level. Audiences regularly come in for dance shows, performances, theater and music. Artists can rent the center for shows, while visitors can take a tour of it. Tickets to shows can be booked online.
New World Center is home to the New World Symphony and showcases other fantastic concerts as well. In 1987, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas created an orchestra that would consist of young and energetic talent, providing recent graduates with a springboard to stardom. A national training orchestra with an international reputation, this ensemble is famous for its fresh sound and youthful enthusiasm.
The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater showcases an array of performances, acts and musicals. Besides these, there are dances, productions, Broadway shows and concerts. The quality of the theater is so good that it has even been compared with the likes of Broadway. As the cost is significantly cheaper than Broadway shows, it gives everyone the opportunity to experience the glamour of live theater.
Initially established as a movie theater, Miracle Theater is an impressive Art Deco building that now serves as the home of Actors' Playhouse. The theater is made up of three separate performance spaces of different sizes - the Mainstage Theater with 600 seats, the 300-seat Balcony Theatre and the 100-seat Black Box Studio. Miracle Theatre plays host to performances throughout the year, many of which are meant for children.
Previously known as the Playground Theatre, Miami Theater Center produces classical and contemporary works with the aim of educating and inspiring the public, where past productions have included The Steadfast Tin Soldier and The Creation of the World and Other Business. The organizers also engage the community in artistic expression through workshops, classes and camps.
The Roxy Theatre Group is a non-profit organization that invites children to express themselves through dance, acting, and other performing arts. The center offers classes and specialized programs, and the group puts on performances and events. If children's performance arts is up your alley, then feel free to support the organization by checking out a show.