Miami-Dade County Auditorium
A resplendent hub of diversity, culture and celebration of the arts, Miami-Dade County Auditorium serves as one of South Florida’s cherished premiere performing arts centers for showcasing an array of dazzling artistic excellence. Located in what is now considered the heart of Little Havana, Miami-Dade County Auditorium has served as one of the oldest and most prominent performing arts centers in the South Florida region for almost 70 years. Its splendid history includes hosting countless numbers of operas, symphonies, theatre presentations, ballets, concerts, and community programs.
Miami-Dade County Auditorium’s first event, a production of “Carmen” by the Miami Opera Guild (now known as Florida Grand Opera) in February 1951, was performed to a sold out house. Since then, countless historic performances have taken place at the Auditorium over the years including the American stage debut of Luciano Pavarotti in a 1965 production of “Lucia De Lammermoor” starring Joan Sutherland. Numerous world-renowned performers have graced the Auditorium stage such as Carol Channing in “Hello Dolly,” Mikhail Baryshnikov, Julio Iglesias, Gloria and Emilio Estéfan, Lola Flores, Marian Anderson, Celia Cruz, José José, Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, José Feliciano, and Jerry Seinfeld to name a few. Prestigious organizations such as Miami City Ballet, Florida Grand Opera, Sociedad Pro-Arte Grateli, and the Concert Association of Florida also call the Auditorium home.
Miami-Dade County Auditorium is managed by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with funding support from the office of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council develop cultural excellence, diversity, access and participation throughout Miami-Dade County by strategically creating and promoting equitable opportunities for artists and cultural organizations, and our residents and visitors who are their audiences.
The Department receives funding through the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, The Children’s Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Florida Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Peacock Foundation, Inc. and The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation at The Miami Foundation. Other support and services are provided by TicketWeb for the Culture Shock Miami program, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, the South Florida Cultural Consortium and the Tourist Development Council.
Miami, Florida 33135