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GableStage / GroveStage Completes Updated Business and Transition Plan

GableStage completed an updated business and transition plan for managing and programming the Coconut Grove Playhouse. This celebrated theater company is continuing its work to transition to GroveStage with the help of respected theater management experts AMS Planning & Research. GableStage’s transformation into GroveStage signifies its important new role of serving as our community’s regional theater at the Playhouse.

Results of the Public Opinion Research on the Playhouse

The Miami Herald published an article on February 5, 2018 that reported on the results of a public opinion survey of registered voters in Coconut Grove regarding the Coconut Grove Playhouse. By an almost 2 to 1 margin, voters support the County’s plan to build a 300-seat theater to be operated and programmed by GableStage.

You can see the Miami Herald article at http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/coconut-grove/article198416274.html

Appeal to City of Miami Historic and Environmental Preservation Board Approval of Playhouse Master Plan Concept

On Thursday, December 14, 2017 the City of Miami Commission will hear the appeal that opposes the 4 to 1 vote of the City of Miami’s Historic and Environmental Preservation Board (HEPB). The HEPB positive vote was in support of the County’s submitted master plan concept for the Coconut Grove Playhouse.

 

City of Miami Commission Meeting

5:30 pm

Thursday, December 14

City Hall

3500 Pan American Drive

Miami, FL 33133

 

Coconut Grove Playhouse Progress Report and FAQs

On November 30, 2017, a town hall meeting organized by County Commissioner Xavier Suarez, City of Miami Commissioner Ken Russell, and Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera was held at City of Miami City Hall to discuss the Coconut Grove Playhouse. The majority of the speakers providing public input spoke in favor of the County’s plan that has been authorized by the Board of County Commissioners, Florida International University Board of Trustees, and the State of Florida Cabinet and Governor.

October 19th Town Meeting on the Coconut Grove Playhouse Project

On Thursday, October 19, 2017, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs hosted our second community meeting at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium to provide an update on the Coconut Grove Playhouse project. Led by Michael Spring, Senior Advisor to the Mayor and Director of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the meeting provided an update on progress with the design and on the plan to return great theater to the site. The presentation included:

Appeal to City of Miami Historic and Environmental Preservation Board Approval of Playhouse Master Plan Concept

On Thursday, October 26, the City of Miami Commission will hear the appeal that opposes the 4 to 1 vote of the City of Miami’s Historic and Environmental Preservation Board (HEPB). The HEPB positive vote was in support of the County’s submitted master plan concept for the Coconut Grove Playhouse.

 

City of Miami Commission Meeting

2:00 pm

Thursday, October 26

City Hall

3500 Pan American Drive

Miami, FL 33133

 

Presentation and Background Materials for the Coconut Grove Playhouse Town Meeting on October 19, 2017

Design Development Drawings and Renderings - HERE

 

We encourage you to review the documents in advance of the Town Meeting. This information is the context for our presentation and can serve as the basis to help you formulate informed questions and offer public input at the town meeting.

Town Meeting: Update on the Coconut Grove Playhouse

Thursday, October 19th

Miami-Dade County to host groundbreaking for the Westchester Cultural Arts Center

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Javier D. Souto, District 10, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces Department are hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for the Westchester Cultural Arts Center on July 14 at 10 a.m. on the grounds of Tropical Park.

 

Groundbreaking for the Westchester Cultural Arts Center - Media Advisory

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