Dec 14, Thu 8:00 PM - Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 15, Fri 8:00 PM - Ziff Ballet Opera House at Adrienne Arsht Center
Dec 15, Fri 8:00 PM - Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 16, Sat 2:00 PM - Ziff Ballet Opera House at Adrienne Arsht Center
Dec 16, Sat 2:00 PM - Broward Center for the Performing Arts
As one of the most visited places in the US, the Miami area is also one of the best places for theater in the southeast. Miami is a great place to catch a Broadway show and a variety of other live performances.
Miami is home to the second largest performing arts center in the US: the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. The Arsht Center is one of the Miami theater scene’s newer venues. The center opened in 2006 in Downtown Miami. It was built on the site of a famous Art-Deco-style Sears, Roebuck, and Company store. Most of the store was demolished before the Arsht Center’s construction, but the performing arts center has incorporated a seven-foot tower from the historic Sears location into its design. The center houses a number of venues and is home to the Florida Grand Opera and the Miami City Ballet. Between all of its venues, the center hosts over 400 performances in a year. Most of the major theater productions, like Broadway in Miami, happen in the Ziff Ballet Opera House. The Arsht Center also hosts Theater Up Close—smaller performances produced by the center. The Book of Mormon, Finding Neverland, The Color Purple, and Chicago highlight the Broadway shows coming to the Arsht Center in late 2017 and 2018.
You’ll also have theater options to the north of Miami: the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, located in nearby Ft. Lauderdale, provides even more options for Broadway and theater in south Florida. Over 700,000 people visit the Broward Center each year, and the center holds over 700 annual performances. The center opened in 1991 to a rousing performance of The Phantom of the Opera in front of 2700 people at the Au-Rene Theater. Some recent and upcoming productions at the Broward Center include The Sound of Music, Tarzan: The Stage Musical, School of Rock, and Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad.