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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 (September 30, 2019)

Mayor Carlos Gimenez Issues Playhouse Update

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez issued a comprehensive update to the Board of County Commissioners on the Coconut Grove Playhouse. This progress report can be seen here and covers news about:

  • Completion of the construction documents for restoration of the historic front building and the new state-of-the-art 300-seat theater;
  • Status of the multi-step municipal review process;
  • The County’s judicial appeal of the City of Miami Mayor’s veto of the County’s final municipal regulatory review before the City’s Historic and Environmental Preservation Board;
  • Record-setting facts about the project;
  • Recent project accomplishments; and
  • Next steps.

Coconut Grove Playhouse - Status Report - September 17, 2019

Miami-Dade County is committed to implementing the project to return great theater to the Coconut Grove Playhouse and looks forward to reporting on its success.

View a comprehensive list of all the previous project updates at

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