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Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

Lyric Theater

The Historic Lyric Theater in Historic Overtown

Fillmore

The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater

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By: Kara Franker

Tour Miami's theaters and performance venues

Providing more than just an average stage performance, these entertainment venues in Miami showcase distinctive historic character and unique modern architecture.

Historic Jewels

Dating back to 1913, Historic Overtown’s 400-seat Lyric Theater has been a source of pride and culture in Miami for more than 100 years. Originally serving the community as a movie and vaudeville theater, it was acquired by the Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida in 1988. Now renamed the Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater Welcome Center Complex, it has undergone a significant re-imagination to once again become a symbol of Black economic influence. (819 NW 2nd Ave., Miami).

Interior Olympia Theater
Step into history at the Olympia Theater in Downtown Miami

Located in the heart of Downtown Miami, the Olympia Theater opened in 1926 as a silent movie house. Its most distinctive characteristics are the simulated night sky on the ceiling and the stunning Moorish architecture. Exciting acts including superstars like Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Luciano Pavarotti and Etta James have graced the stage. (174 E. Flagler St., Miami).

Showcasing popular performers like Frank Sinatra for decades, The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater’s history began in 1950. Back then it was known as The Miami Beach Municipal Auditorium. It was renovated in the 1970s by one of Miami Beach’s most beloved architects, Morris Lapidus. Today, the theater is operated by Live Nation and hosts some of the biggest names in entertainment. (1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach).

exterior of American Airlines Arena
The American Airlines Arena is an architectural gem, host to the Miami Heat and countless performers

Modern Marvels

Located on the Downtown Miami waterfront, the iconic AmericanAirlines Arena is not only home to the NBA’s Miami HEAT, it also hosts the world’s biggest pop stars like Madonna, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber. Designed by Arquitectonica, the arena opened in 1999 with an inaugural concert by global superstar and Miami local, Gloria Estefan. (601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami).

Hosting more than 300 performances a year ranging from Broadway-style plays to elegant ballets, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County opened in 2006. Including the Ziff Ballet Opera House (2,400 seats), the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall (2,200 seats), the Carnival Studio Theater (up to 250 seats) and more, the stunning structure in the heart of Downtown Miami was designed by architect Cesar Pelli. (1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami).

New World Symphony Wallcast
New World Center is a beautiful venue that can be enjoyed both inside and outside

Opened in 2011, the extraordinary New World Center in Miami Beach was designed by Frank Gehry in close collaboration with the New World Symphony’s founder and artistic director, Michael Tilson Thomas. Acoustically reflective sails envelop the performance hall, providing the audience with a technologically sophisticated sound and video experience. Adjacent to the structure, the Miami Beach SoundScape is a popular outdoor venue where the public can experience orchestra performances or catch a free movie via video projection. (500 17th Street, Miami Beach).

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