ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
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Adrienne Arsht Centre for the Performing Arts
Centre was envisioned in 1991. Construction started in 2001 and the US$
500 million complex was officially opened with the opera "Aida"
on the 8th. of October 2006.
are three theatres within the complex, the Sanford and Dolores Ziff Opera
Ballet House, the John and James Knight Concert Hall and the Carnival Studio
Theatre. The distinctive architecture was created by the Argentine architect
Cesar Pelli and the world class acustics to American Russell Thompson.
Opera House has a capacity of 2,480 and is laid out in "horseshoe"
style, similar to the world's great operas. There are four tiers, with the
highest tier at 140 feet from the stage, with perfect and unobstructed vison
and sound. The magnificent "Hibiscus Grand Curtain" was created
by American textile artist Robert Zakanitch inspired by Miami's tropical
flowers and plants. The stage is the second largest in North America and
can accommodate scenery for two concurrent performances. The theatre is
home to the Florida Grand Opera and Miami City Ballet, as well as a series
of Broadway plays and musicals and other large scale theatrical productions.
busy Biscayne Boulevard, connected by a pedestrian bridge and the distinctive
"Plaza of the Arts", is the Concert Hall. Slightly smaller at
2,200 with three levels, this hall is truly state of the art. Surrounded
by a unique reverberation chamber, the hall can be "tuned" to
represent any venue from a European cathedral to an intimate night club.
The acustics here are considered amongst the finest in the world. Here the
respected Cleveland Orchestra perform during their winter season, as well
as Miami's famed New World Symphony under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas.
Other performances include symphony orchestras from around the world, gospel
choirs, popular artists, folklore shows and chamber music.
striking murano glass-tile mosaic mural greets you outside the Carnival
Studio Theatre and was created by nonagenarian Cuban artist and Miami resident
Cundo Bermudez. This small theatre for maximum 232 patrons is the most versatile.
It is referred to as a "black box" in theatre terms, and can be
used stadium style, theatre in the round or cabaret mode with table and
chairs. It has been used for avant garde theatre, cabaret presentations,
jazz sessions, performances for children and company presentations.
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Saturday and Monday at 12 noon. Duration about 75 minutes. No charge. No
tours on Christmas; New Year’s Day; Independence Day. Group tours
available upon request.
Free parking for tour participants.
Adrienne Arsht Center is located one block from the Omni Bus Terminal.
101 From corner Lincoln Road and Washington Avenue via Venetian Causeway
to Omni Bus Terminal. Every 30 mins.
(103) From 41st. Street via Collins Avenue and Washington Avenue to Omni Bus
Terminal. Every 20 mins.
(119) From Sunny Isles via Collins Avenue and Alton Road to Omni Bus
Terminal. Every 20 mins.
service. Omni Loop from Downtown Government Centre. Frequent service from
5 a.m. to midnight.
the North (Fort Lauderdale):
Take I-95 South to I-395 East/Miami Beach Exit. Take
Exit #2B (Biscayne Blvd./N.E. 2nd Ave.) Continue straight to the 2nd stoplight
which is Biscayne Blvd. Go left at the light and you will see the Adrienne
From the South (Coral Gables & Coconut
Take US 1 to I-95 North to exit #2D (Miami Beach)
toward exit #2B (Biscayne Blvd./US-1/N.E. 2nd Ave.). Continue straight to
the 2nd stoplight on Biscayne Blvd. Turn left at the light and you will
see the Adrienne Arsht Center.
From the East (Miami Beach):
Take MacArthur Causeway West and
exit onto Biscayne Boulevard. Go straight to Biscayne Blvd and you will
see the Center on your right.
From the West (Airport Area):
Take SR 836 East to I-395 East/Miami Beach Exit. Take
Exit #2A (Biscayne Blvd./N.E. 2nd Ave.) Continue straight to the 2nd stoplight
on Biscayne Blvd. Turn left at the light and you will see the Adrienne Arsht
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132
Tour Information - T: 786-468-2285 - EMail - firstname.lastname@example.org
Box Office (tickets)
- T 305-949-6722
Link to Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Arsht Center exterior view
Historic Sears Tower
Arsht Center Opera House
Arsht Center Concert Hall