Award winnning Pelli Clarke Pelli architects provide Miami with a unique center for the performing arts
Opened in October, 2006, The Carnival Center for the Performing Arts includes the Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House, the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall and an outdoor Plaza of the Arts. The 2480-seat Ballet Opera House complex also houses a 200-seat Studio Theatre and offers community oriented theatre for regional and community groups. The 2200-seat Concert Hall building provides choral seating for 200. Behind the orchestra, the Hall houses educational outreach facilities. Between the two buildings is an outdoor oval-shaped Plaza of the Arts bisected by Biscayne Boulevard. The Plaza, designed by Balmori Associates, supports a wide variety of social and cultural public life and art.