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 (March 13, 2019)
A Deciding Step for the Coconut Grove Playhouse Project
SAVE THE DATE for the City of Miami Commission's April 25, 2019 meeting on the Coconut Grove Playhouse revival project!
On March 11, Miami-Dade County filed an appeal to the unfair and unfortunate action of the City of Miami’s Historic and Environmental Preservation Board which denied the County’s application to move forward with plans to revitalize the Coconut Grove Playhouse. The appeal is scheduled to be considered by the City of Miami Commission on April 25, sometime after 2 pm at City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive.
This is a deciding moment for the future of the Playhouse and the revitalization of downtown Coconut Grove. If the City Commission approves the County’s appeal, the County is ready to submit the Playhouse project’s architectural plans for a building permit. After years of work and exhaustive research, renovation and construction are ready to begin. Thoughtful historic preservation, a village-friendly design, and great theater can return to this important site.
Please note that all earlier updates remain available on this web site and contain more details about the project and its progress. To view a comprehensive list of all the previous updates visit: http://miamidadearts.org/coconut-grove-playhouse-updates.