Actors' Playhouse celebrates 25 years of great cultural offerings as a Florida Presenting Cultural Organization and one of 22 major cultural institutions in Miami-Dade County. The company is the largest self-producer of critically acclaimed dramatic and musical theater for adults and children in South Florida. The private nonprofit organization presents a full season of Mainstage and Children's programs and extensive educational outreach and community service. Actors' Playhouse serves a multi-cultural audience of local residents in South Florida and is a cultural destination for domestic and international travelers to Miami-Dade. Programming is developed to appeal to audiences of diverse ages, ethnicity, and cultural background.
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts serves as a showcase for the finest established and developing cultural programs. A variety of performances are available, including jazz from around the world, live theater both intimate and spectacular, shows for families, the latest in contemporary dance, experimental multimedia shows and beloved classics, popular entertainment with top-selling recording stars, acclaimed cabaret artists, favorite comedians and much more.
The company has become a force in the ballet community of South Florida and it is also expanding its performances to most important venues in South Florida such as the Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater, the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, , the Julius Littman North Miami Beach Performing Arts Theatre, The Parker Playhouse of Fort Lauderdale, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the Willow Theater in Boca Raton and the Sunrise Civic Center. The company made its debut in New York at the New Dance Amsterdam Theater in 2012 and it continuously tours internationally to Europe and South America.
The Coral Gables Art Cinema is a state-of-the-art theater that opened in October of 2010 and is one of the best, most comfortable and highest grossing art houses in South Florida, presenting first-run and regional premieres of quality American independent and international features, both fiction and documentary, in addition to classic films, special programs and film festival events, which speak to the multilingual and multicultural diversity of the region.
The story of The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater began in 1950, when Golden Era Legends graced the stage of The Miami Beach Municipal Auditorium. Guests came from around the world to watch such shows as song and dance performances, comedy or even the occasional boxing match. Sometimes, the real performances were in the seats - Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and Jack Benny were regular visitors to the auditorium and often caused quite a stirring.
With the television boom in the 1960s, shows such as The Dick Clark Show, The Ed Sullivan Show and the Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants were often filmed in the auditorium. In 1964, the city of Miami Beach offered Jackie Gleason the opportunity to film his show here. Mr. Gleason agreed to move his show to sunny Miami Beach, where he declared: "Miami Beach audiences are the greatest in the world!"
Since 1998, GableStage has been at the cutting edge of theatre in South Florida, striving to present the most vital works of contemporary playwrights worldwide. We have maintained a tradition of bringing our plays directly from successful Broadway and Off-Broadway runs - as exemplified in our 2010-2011 Season of Six Southeastern Premieres.
The 2012-2013 season marks the 74th year that the Ring Theatre has been offering exciting theatre to the city of Coral Gables and the greater Miami area via the University of Miami's historic theatre company and the producing arm of the Department of Theatre Arts (itself a producer of theatre in Miami since 1936). Created in 1946, the Ring has performed at three different sites -- including a circus tent and a round building used to train Allied navigators during WW II.
One of the largest ballet companies in the U.S., Miami City Ballet boasts world-renowned dancers and facilities. Its home at the Ophelia and Juan Js. Rojas Center in South Beach is one of the few in the country built specifically for ballet.
New Theatre is a multi-cultural theatre producing a season of Nouveau Classic works, blending classics and new works, which speak to and about a diverse contemporary audience by stimulating, provoking, challenging, and entertaining since 1986.
Entering our 28th Anniversary Season, our theatre has flourished under the energetic Artistic Direction of Ricky J. Martinez and Managing Director, Eileen Suarez refining its focus on works which speak of social/religious/humanistic interests, relevant issues of discrimination based on race, gender and sexual orientation, the immigrant's plight, the role of youth in our community, and for stories from the heart and for the soul which celebrate the mosaic that makes up our South Florida community.
Miami’s Beloved Cultural Center Since 1926. Tucked into Miami’s contemporary skyline is an enchanting Mediterranean courtyard with shimmering stars and golden balconies. Majestic turrets and towers suggest another era when performances were events, and grand theaters provided a dreamlike escape from the modern world.
The Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts is not just a “venue” – is the jewel of South Florida arts and entertainment facilities, affording South Florida’s diverse community and its international guests a unique cultural experience that defies comparison.