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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. Call or see website for ticket prices, event information and schedule.
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.
Ziff Ballet Opera House is located at the Adrienne Arsht Performing Center, which is Miami's largest performing art venue and the second largest in the US. The Opera House will leave you breathless with its artistic touches throughout the theater. It seats up to 2,400 people and has state-of-the-art technology, so even the most technically complex performances can be produced. Traditional productions are presented along with Broadway productions and children's plays. Ziff Ballet Opera House is also available on rent and can be used for receptions, seminars, film premiers and more.
The Soho Arts Pavilion & Lounge (SAPAL) opened its doors in 2010 with a grand opening. Spread across 6,000 square feet (557.42 square meters), the versatile space is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and lighting system, flexible walls, a full bar, leather couches and more. It is also one of the leading art exhibition and performance venues in the neighborhood, with inventive shows finding place in their schedule regularly.
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.
The small town of Cutler Bay gets its fill of art and culture from the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, the striking exterior of which is enough to hold your attention. This artistically designed building, which gives the appearance of movement at every turn, plays host to some wonderful performances throughout the year. There are concerts by artists from all over the world, right from India's Zakir Hussain to Pedro Alfonso from Cuba, and some enthralling dance performances as well. The center has flexible spaces like the Main Stage and Black Box Theater for a wide variety of events. There are many more spaces that can be rented for rehearsals, classes and more.