The Carnival Center for the Performing Arts is a complex of multi-purpose state-of-the-art performance halls . Designed by Cesar Pelli and Associates, it is the focal point of performing arts activity in South Florida and serves as a showcase for the finest established and developing cultural programs.
Located on Biscayne Boulevard between NE 13th and 14th streets, the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts consists of three performance facilities which will be linked by a pedestrian bridge spanning the Boulevard. The Center’s performance halls include a concert hall designed for concerts of classical and popular music and a ballet opera house, capable of accommodating the grand sets and scenery employed in major theatrical productions. The complex will also house a theater for small-scale theater and dance presentations. The center’s auditoria, banquet facilities, plaza and other public areas are intended to accommodate a range of civic and social events.
The economic impact up and down Biscayne Boulevard, from Overtown to Biscayne Bay, is obvious and new downtown condominium projects make their proximity to the Arts District a major selling point.
The center finally opened in October 2006 with a Miami-flavored mixture of performances by big-name stars, local artists and resident companies, including Emilio and Gloria Estefan, The New World Symphony, the Concert Association of South Florida, Miami City Ballet and Florida Grand Opera.
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