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.
Where’s the best place to see theater in Miami?
It’s a safe bet to go to whichever performing arts center is closer. The Arsht Center is in Downtown Miami, and the Broward Center is about 40 minutes to the north in Ft. Lauderdale. But if you don’t mind making the trip, don’t let the drive stop you from going to a show you want to see.
What theater can I see in Miami this weekend?
Scroll up to the “Events this Weekend” section to check out tickets and listings for productions happening over the weekend.
Non-Broadway shows can be just as good (and they’re usually cheaper). The Broward Center puts on many non-Broadway productions, and the Arsht Center produces comedies, dramas, and musicals as part of its Theater Up Close series.
How much will I pay to see theater in Miami?
Miami is one of the top theater destinations in the country, with a wide variety of venues and performances. Fans of all types are able to find a price point they’re comfortable with. For a look at ticket prices for upcoming theater, scroll to the top of the page and see events today, this weekend, and this week.
What show should I see while I’m in Miami?
You’ll have lots of options for theater in the Miami area. Scroll through the listings above to see what theater is in the city tonight, this weekend, and further in the future. You can also visit our Theater Page for all available shows.