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By: Shayne Benowitz

From visiting Broadway productions to new works by South Florida playwrights, world-class musicians and dance theater, Greater Miami offers an all-star lineup of theatrical productions across the destination.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

As the heart of Miami’s performing arts culture, the Adrienne Arsht Center is home to the Miami City Ballet, the Florida Grand Opera and other local theatrical companies. With three theaters—the Ziff Ballet Opera House, Knight Concert Hall and Carnival Studio Theater—it also plays host to touring Broadway productions, international dance troupes, comedians, jazz, cabaret and every type of performance under the sun.

The New World Symphony performing live
Enjoy peformances by New World Symphony at the New World Center

New World Center

Home to the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy, the New World Center is a stunning, state-of-the-art facility designed by star architect Frank Gehry. Under the direction of conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, the New World Symphony presents classical and cutting edge symphonic works inside its theater, as well as broadcast live on its exterior wall before Soundscape Park.

The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater

The Fillmore is an Art Deco landmark in Miami Beach and one of the premiere venues for indie concerts and comedy. From underground artists to headlining acts, the lineup is always dynamic. The Fillmore has also played host to the South Beach Comedy Festival.

Olympia Theater's grand interior
Sit in Miami's historic Olympia Theater

Olympia Theater

Inside the historic treasure of Moorish architecture and design, the Olympia Theater hosts a dynamic lineup of musicians, storytellers, comedians and dance from around the globe. Founded in 1926 as a silent movie theater in the heart of downtown Miami, the venue is now owned and operated by the City of Miami.

GableStage at the Biltmore

GableStage at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables presents some of the edgiest works in local theater. Known as a creative powerhouse for its risky choices, enjoy the best of new plays and adaptations here.

Exterior of Actor’s Playhouse at the Miracle Mile Theater
Experience performances in an intimate setting at the Actors' Playhouse

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Mile Theater

Miami’s premiere regional theater is Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Mile Theater in Coral Gables. Expect top-notch productions of both new plays and classic revivals with talented actors in an intimate setting on tree-lined Miracle Mile.

City Theatre

City Theatre is the company responsible for the celebrated Summer Shorts—America’s Short Play Festival held at the Arsht Center. In production for over 20 years, they’re dedicated to discovering new works in the short play format.

Front view of the fountains and Colony Theater
Experience Miami New Drama at Colony Theater on Lincoln Road

Miami New Drama at the Colony Theater

As the resident theater company at South Beach’s landmark Art Deco Colony Theater on Lincoln Road, Miami New Drama was founded in 2016 by playwright and director Michel Hausmann and National Medal of the Arts winner Moises Kaufman. Producing new works by local playwrights, as well as collaborations with national and international organizations, the theater produces groundbreaking work and drama education opportunities for the local community

Villain Theater's entrance
Prepare for a night of laughs at Villain Theater

Villain Theater

As Miami’s comedy theater, Villain Theater plays host to standup and improv shows by both local and visiting performers throughout the week. They also offer a range of improv, standup, scene work and writing classes for anyone ready to step into the spotlight.

Glamorous singer at Faena Theater
The Faena Theater hosts a wide range of performances from concerts to cabaret

Faena Theater

Inspired by Europe's grand opera houses and the glittering allure of Old Hollywood, the gilded Faena Theater showcases ambitious artistic productions, intimate concerts and original cabaret performances, playing host to a diverse lineup of acts from pop stars to magicians. With only 150 seats, the intimate theater often hosts “dinner and a show” productions.

Miami Theater Center

Miami Theater Center in Miami Shores is a company dedicated to new works and fresh interpretations of classic plays serving a young audience. They host both resident troupes and visiting performers with educational programming.

Miami Light Project

A grassroots theater company, the Miami Light Project is dedicated to new works, from theater to music and dance at a warehouse space in Wynwood. Expect creative, provocative productions from a wide range of artists.

Performers posing at Jerry Herman Ring Theatre
Check out up-and-coming talent at Jerry Herman Ring Theatre

Jerry Herman Ring Theatre at University of Miami

The University of Miami’s resident theater company calls the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre home. For cutting edge university theater, workshops and showcases, this is where to spot up-and-coming student talent.

Two dancers performing together
Dancers can train and perform for small audiences at New World Dance Theatre

New World Dance Theatre

New World School of the Arts is a premiere training ground for actors, dancers and musicians at the high school and college level. Located in Downtown Miami, their New World Dance Theatre is an intimate 200-seat house for young performers to showcase their art.

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