Completed in October 2006, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli, is one of the most important performing arts venues in the United States with two major single-purpose halls designed to produce and present the finest in classical and popular entertainment. The Center is a $478 million community investment, managed and operated by the Performing Arts Center Trust, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, in partnership with the Performing Arts Center Foundation. The Center includes the 2,200-seat Knight Concert Hall, the 2,400-seat Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House, a 200-seat flexible space Studio Theater, and the 57,000-square- foot central Plaza for the Arts and outdoor performance space.
The Center provides our diverse audiences with opportunities to share South Florida's many cultures, offering insights and understanding. As an educational resource, the Center broadens the horizons of our children and enhances our quality of life by offering a full range of cultural and learning experiences. The objectives of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County are to:
provide a broad range of performing arts experiences reflecting the diversity of our region, country and world;
offer state-of-the-art accommodations for artists, cultural organizations and audiences;
operate in an efficient and cost-effective manner and attract public and private funding; serve as an educational and cultural resource for children and under-served audiences; and
Act as a catalyst for area revitalization and enhance regional economic opportunities and tourism.
The Adrienne Arsht Center is proud to be home to three artistic resident partners:
Florida Grand Opera: formed in 1994 by the merger of Greater Miami Opera and The Opera Guild Inc. of Fort Lauderdale FGO stands as one of the oldest performing arts organizations in Florida. It combines a rich history of presenting internationally-acclaimed artists, lesser known operas by great composers as well as commissions of works of living composers.
Miami City Ballet: is among the largest ballet companies in the country. Since 1986, MCB has toured more than 100 U.S. cities, Europe, Great Britain, South America, Central America, and Israel. MCB currently performs in four counties in Florida with an active repertoire of 88 ballets
New World Symphony: has prepared 680 graduates for leadership position in orchestras and ensembles around the world. Since its inaugural concert in 1988 NWS has performed around the globe.