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South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Cutler Bay: Hours, Address, South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Reviews: 4.5/5

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
What people are saying
mwooduk
By mwooduk
Guys and Dolls - fabulous!
I went with three friends last night for the first time - parking was fairly simple but the lot is small so get there early. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We had seats in the front row of the balcony row A - we will avoid this in the future because there is a bar that blocks your view so we had to sit way back or lean forward in order to see the show. Fortunately the show was so fantastic and so perfectly executed that we were lost in the fabulous musical from the minute it started and after a while, the bar didn't bother us. They have toilets on every floor, but unfortunately only three stalls in the ladies room so there was a long line as usual. There is plenty of legroom in the seats so even if you'll tall there's lots of legroom and the seats are very comfortable. However the person who designed the building did not do a very good job with the stairways because at the end of each level there's a short staircase which only goes down to the next level - it doesn't go all the way back down to the lobby. People were getting very confused. At the end of the show there's only one elevator from the balcony to take people back downstairs and it did take a long time to exit. Also the stairs are very steep in the balcony so if you're going with anybody who's disabled or who has knee problems it is something to bear in mind. Sound was loud, clear and way better than the Arscht center downtown. Fabulous Broadway performance of Guys and Dolls - and ticket prices very good at $35 each. Will definitely return. Take a jacket - it's chilly inside. There is an Applebee's and an Olive Garden close by for pre-theatre dinner.

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mwooduk
Miami, FL7,557 contributions
Guys and Dolls - fabulous!
I went with three friends last night for the first time - parking was fairly simple but the lot is small so get there early. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We had seats in the front row of the balcony row A - we will avoid this in the future because there is a bar that blocks your view so we had to sit way back or lean forward in order to see the show. Fortunately the show was so fantastic and so perfectly executed that we were lost in the fabulous musical from the minute it started and after a while, the bar didn't bother us. They have toilets on every floor, but unfortunately only three stalls in the ladies room so there was a long line as usual. There is plenty of legroom in the seats so even if you'll tall there's lots of legroom and the seats are very comfortable. However the person who designed the building did not do a very good job with the stairways because at the end of each level there's a short staircase which only goes down to the next level - it doesn't go all the way back down to the lobby. People were getting very confused. At the end of the show there's only one elevator from the balcony to take people back downstairs and it did take a long time to exit. Also the stairs are very steep in the balcony so if you're going with anybody who's disabled or who has knee problems it is something to bear in mind. Sound was loud, clear and way better than the Arscht center downtown. Fabulous Broadway performance of Guys and Dolls - and ticket prices very good at $35 each. Will definitely return. Take a jacket - it's chilly inside. There is an Applebee's and an Olive Garden close by for pre-theatre dinner.
Written January 4, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Humberto G
Coral Gables, FL19 contributions
One of the best Carmen renditions that I have attended
Aug 2018 • Couples
Went to the South Miami-Dade aArts and Cultural Center and I liked it better than the more opulent Arsht Center. It is perfect in size and the sound was terrific. The rendition of Carmen by Bizet was one of the most enjoyable that we have ever attended. We will be looking to attend other operas and plays in this wonderful venue
Written August 27, 2018
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JudyBM24
Miami, FL55 contributions
Underwater Bubble Show
Nov 2016 • Family
I just attended the Underwater Bubble Show at the Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center last night. Great show for children under 12. There were bubbles everywhere. It was like a magic show with ballet, sand art and comedy. We sat upstairs which are great seats, but for this event the bottom would have been better. The show is interactive, they involved the guests on various occasions.
Written November 13, 2016
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mwooduk
Miami, FL7,557 contributions
Great show - one issue
Apr 2019 • Friends
We came to see the fabulous Gary Mullen and One Night of Queen tribute show on Saturday night. Parking was easy, and all the staff at the venue were fabulous. The show itself was amazing, with great sound and a wonderful light show. We had seen this band before and I knew we were in for a treat.

Only one downside, in this day and age every concert I go to everybody’s taking pictures or videos, here you were not even allowed to take flash free pictures. This was definitely not something the band wanted because they kept posing for photos for the people in the first few rows - but the staff kept constantly coming around telling everybody to stop taking pictures. I could certainly understand this rule if it was a ballet or dance performance or even a theater performance, however at a rock concert it seemed the rules could’ve been relaxed for the evening in my humble opinion. By the encore, everyone was taking pictures so I took a few too! I hope the management relaxes this rule for future shows of this type! Even the band themselves took a picture of everybody in the audience, and it’s on their social media page if you want to take a look LOL!
Written April 29, 2019
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Juan G
Coral Gables, FL9 contributions
Great place other than short of parking space
Jan 2019
Nice venue with a great performance by Odessa Ballet!
Parking lot was full so we had to park at mall across the street. Why doesn't SDPAC make an agreement with mall operator for use of parking lot across the street- it was empty anyway!!
Written January 15, 2019
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mwooduk
Miami, FL7,557 contributions
Air National Guard concert
Jul 2018 • Friends
Fabulous free concert - band was superb especially the jazz section. Sound and staff at venue delightful. Wonderful evening and parking easy! Thanks to all the members of the ANG for their service to our country.
Written July 16, 2018
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Cofresi305
Cutler Bay, FL2 contributions
small venue great acts
Dec 2017 • Couples
There is plenty of parking, traffic to and from is not an issue. The bring quality acts from all areas of entertainment. Some are world class some that should be world class. I have seen from Rock to Classic Opera.Modern dance to the Russian Ballet repertoire. The venue is very comfortable and it is small enough that all seats are good seats. The prices is 35-55% less when compared to the Downtown venues. Only negative is that it is not more popular and it is not better attended. People need to make the effort at least once and they will be hooked. They also have a "cabaret" style venue where snacks and drinks are served and you are up close and personal with the show.
Written December 21, 2017
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Shauna S
Paris, France10 contributions
Comedy at its best.
Jun 2017
Becoming one of the fastest growing spots in south miami. Near Southland mall and close to the busway, it's also very accessible by transportation.
Great for small events and concerts. Enjoy comedy shows and cultural events alike.
Written June 10, 2017
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mwooduk
Miami, FL7,557 contributions
Great Queen Tribute Concert!
Apr 2017 • Friends
I have been here a couple of times before but we don't come very often because there aren't that many things that are of interest to us. Finally Gary Mullen and One night of Queen a Queen tribute band we have seen numerous times before in Fort Lauderdale and further north came to rock the night away in South Dade! As always the band was fantastic and everyone seemed to have a really great time at the concert. We came with my 84-year-old mother visiting from England who is a Queen fan as well as 4 friends and we had a blast. They offer parking for those with disabilities and if you get there early parking is not an issue. Drinks at the bar are priced the same as most venues these days and lots of clean toilet options. Very nice theater and sound was great! I hope the success of this event encourages the powers that be to bring more rock music here!
Written May 27, 2017
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drrick1999
Cutler Bay, FL35 contributions
classy venue
May 2016 • Business
I have seen this building go up from the ground. I get emails in reference to shows and they seem to have a nice variety and quality of shows. Will be going back to see a show soon. Very nice venue.
Written March 13, 2017
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