Cultural Main Venues

Your 2022 guide to the top cultural venues in Coral Gables and Miami. Choose from theater, live music, art exhibitions, cinema, and more.

Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre

280 Miracle Mile
(305) 444-9293

Arsht Center

1300 Biscayne Blvd.
(305) 949-6722

Coral Gables Art Cinema

260 Aragon Ave.
(786) 472-2249


1200 Anastasia Ave. #230
(305) 445-1119

Miami-Dade County Auditorium

2901 W Flagler St.
(305) 547-5414

Sanctuary of the Arts

Main Campus: 410 Andalusia Ave.
Second Campus: 136 Frow Ave.
(786) 362-5132

UM Maurice Gusman Concert Hall

1314 Miller Dr.
(305) 284-2400

UM Ring Theatre

1312 Miller Dr.
(305) 284-3355

Other Cultural Institutions

Area Stage Company

Formerly in the Riviera Theater on US-1, the new Publix pushed them out and into the Sun- set Center across Red Road. So, now outside the Shire, but still a showcase of young talent.

5701 Sunset Dr. #286
(305) 666-2078

Books & Books

Proprietor Mitch Kaplan is one of the local heroes of the Gables. More than a bookstore, Books & Books is a social center with café, bar, music, and live author events.

265 Aragon Ave. (305) 442-4408

UM Bill Cosford Cinema

There are enough movie theaters in Miami to carry all the latest flicks. But outside of the Gables Art Cinema, where can you see indie flicks, old classics, and foreign outliers? Here.

5030 Brunson Dr.
(305) 284-4627

The Visual Arts

The Americas Collection

Proprietor Sylvia Ortiz is on a mission to showcase contemporary artists from throughout Central and South America.

4213 Ponce De Leon Blvd.

ArtSpace Virginia Miller

Virginia Miller was a founder of the Gables gallery scene; today she still presents work by American, European, and Latin artists.

169 Madeira Ave.
(305) 444-4493

Cernuda Arte

Ramon Cernuda is a national expert in Cuban Art, and no gallery comes closer to the feeling of a museum than his Cernuda Arte.

3155 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
(305) 461-1050

Coral Gables Museum

Under the guidance of Chairman Jose Valdés-Fauli and new director Elvis Fuentes, the Coral Gables Museum has upped its game with top art exhibitions.

285 Aragon Ave
(305) 603-8067

Gally Art Collective

Run by curators from Chile, Gally Art puts on small, interesting shows of both Latin American and local artists.

2522 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
(305) 319-0190

H. Benitez Fine Art Gallery

This gallery is the exclusive home of works by Cuban American artist Humberto Benitez, known for his evocative use of color.

233 Aragon Ave.
(786) 877-1045

Lowe Art Museum

With more than 19,000 objects in its permanent collection – from ceramics to Baroque art – the Lowe has become one of the top museums in Florida.

1301 Stanford Dr.
(305) 284-3535

Late Night: Music & Comedy

Calle 23

Where to go for some solid Cuban music, where a trumpet player is always guaranteed and you can actually dance? No place beats Calle 23 on Friday and Saturday nights.

230 Miracle Mile
(786) 389-9277

The Globe

For lovers of jazz in a euro-café setting, The Globe has been the keeper of the flame for two decades. On Saturday (and now Wednesday) nights, it’s the hippest place in town.

377 Alhambra Circle
(305) 445-3555

Miami Jazz Co-op

The longtime Monday night jazz scene at the Open Stage on Galiano St. has moved its ven- ue (but not the night) to a church 10 minutes away from South Gables. Worth the trip.

Uu Congregation of Miami 7701 Sw 76th Ave. (Ira Sullivan Way)

The One on Sunset

Comedy plus classic hamburgers, milk shakes and banana splits? Plus you can order beer and wine when the comedians take the stage on Thursday and Saturday nights.

1586 S Dixie Hwy. (786) 332-2417

Bay 13

They call it the Comedy Show Down Under, thanks to Aussie proprietor Nick Sharp, and on the second Wednesdays of each month Bay 13 Brewery becomes a comedy night club.

65 Alhambra Plaza Bay13
(786) 452-0935

Area Stage Company

The Area Stage Company (ASC), which focuses on developing young talent, for years operated in the old Riviera Theater on US 1. Last year they relocated to Sunset Place at the intersection of Red Road and Sunset Drive. Yes, just outside of the Gables, but still part of the community’s fabric.

Conservatory Season

Sweeney Todd (Conservatory Stage ll & lll)

September 12th – November 13th

For ages 13+, the tale of the murderous de- mon barber of London’s Fleet Street comes to life with this musical with songs and lyrics by recently passed Stephen Sondheim.

Elf Jr (Conservatory l & ll)

September 13 – December 18

Everyone’s favorite North Pole Elf is back in this “junior” production for audiences ages 6 to 15. An “inclusion” version for sensory sensitive kids runs through Dec. 22.

101 Dalmatians KIDS (Conservatory Stage I)

January 2 – February 26

For kids ages five through 10, the famous Disney tale of rescuing all those adorable Dalmatians from the evil Cruella de Ville is back.

Rent (Conservatory Stages II, & III)

January 17 – March 16

For audiences 14+, this musical tells the story of young artists struggling to survive in Manhattan’s East Village. And who hasn’t heard the Season of Love’s “525,600 Minutes”?

Seussical Jr (Conservatory Stage l & II)

February 27 – May 7

Oh, The Places You’ll Go, with this homage to the beloved author who invented Green Eggs and Ham – and the Cat in the Hat! For audiences eight through 15.

Les Miserables (Conservatory Stage III)

July 10 – August 6

The musical about the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean who becomes a force for good in the world but cannot escape his criminal past. For ages 14 and older.

Main Stage

Sweeney Todd

October 14 – October 30

Taking the tale of the murderous demon barber of London’s Fleet Street to the big stage with this musical with songs and lyrics by recently passed Stephen Sondheim.

The Diary of Anne Frank

April 14 – April 30

Both tragic and uplifting at the same time, the story of the young Jewish girl who lived in hiding in Amsterdam for two years, only to be swept away by the Holocaust.