GOB funds will help in the transformation of this local icon, built in 1926, into a 21st century theatrical venue. The plan to return great regional theater to Coconut Grove must address the structural deterioration of the building, and provide a venue capable of serving as the home for GableStage, the planned successor theater company for the Playhouse.
Project Update (May 20, 2019)
Coconut Grove Playhouse – One More Critical Meeting (Really)
On Thursday, May 23 at 9:00 am, the City of Miami Commission will act on the veto issued by City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez that stops the County-FIU plan for reviving the Coconut Grove Playhouse. It takes 4 of the 5 City of Miami Commissioners to override City of Miami Mayor Suarez’s veto.
We encourage you to be there (City Hall – 3500 Pan American Way) to show your support – one more time - for the County-FIU Coconut Grove Playhouse project. The City of Miami Code requires that the veto be the first item for the City of Miami Commission agenda and it requires that the public can speak.
Please see the latest Miami Herald coverage for background information: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/coconut-grove/article230488079.html.
If the City of Miami Commission overrides City of Miami Mayor Suarez’s veto, the County-FIU project can move forward immediately. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez stated, “We will pursue every means available to us to fulfill our promise to make the Coconut Grove Playhouse a place where our families and kids can once again enjoy the arts for generations to come. It is the right thing to do.”
Here is the latest Coconut Grove Playhouse Fact Sheet or visit https://miamidadearts.org/coconut-grove-playhouse-what-stake-now.
View a comprehensive list of all the previous project updates at https://miamidadearts.org/coconut-grove-playhouse-updates.