Arts & Culture

Best Outdoor Theaters In South Florida

June 3, 2013 8:00 AM

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(Source: www.miamibeachfl.gov)
South Florida is quickly becoming known as an artistic destination nationwide. The artsy Wynwood District is gaining popularity, while the film scene is exploding with recent blockbuster Pain and Gain and television shows like “Burn Notice” being filmed entirely in Miami. South Florida theater is not being left behind either. Check out these outdoor theater performances, which you and your family won’t want to miss.

Shakespeare By The Sea

Seabreeze Amphitheater
750 S.R. A1A
Jupiter, FL 33477
(561) 966-7099
www.pbcgov.com

Date: July 11 – 14, July 18 – 21

Palm Beach County has a trio of outdoor Amphitheaters but the most renowned is the Seabreeze Amphitheater. It’s home to South Florida’s version of New York’s popular Shakespeare in the Park, Shakespeare by the Sea. The event is totally free and guests are encouraged to bring blankets, picnic baskets and pets as they watch the immortal bard’s words come to life. The event runs Thursday to Sunday from July 11 to July 21. It’s sure to knock your pantaloons off.

ArtsPark At Young Circle

1 Young Circle
Hollywood, FL 33020
(954) 921-3500
www.visithollywoodfl.org

Hollywood, Florida has excellent cultural events that encourage the arts and the epicenter of the programs is inside a roundabout in Young Circle. The Amphitheater is 9,750 sq. feet and has played host to theater and musical acts alike. Sometimes, you can even catch a movie under the stars while being fed by South Florida’s finest food trucks. It’s the best area to take your family for an outdoor cultural experience.

North Shore Park Bandshell

7275 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33141
(305) 861-3616
www.miamibeachfl.gov

The North Shore Park Bandshell is located in North Beach just steps away from the sandy shores of Miami Beach. In the past, it has been home to Sleepless Night Miami, an all night art exhibition featuring live theater and dance performances. Now, every Friday, an outdoor family film is shown and occasionally you can catch the latest salsa band on stage. Last year, during Sleepless Night, attendees were treated to a free night of Opera at the bandshell. Check the website and see what other outdoor perfermances are next and catch a live theater performance under the stars with the salty smell of the sea in your nostrils.

Related: Best Drive-In Theaters In South Florida

Sunset Cove Amphitheater

12551 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33498
(561) 488-8069
www.pbcgov.com

The largest in the Palm Beach County trio of theaters, the Sunset Cove Amphitheater can accomodate 5,000 attendees. Primarily a music venue, Sunset Cove Amphitheater hosts big name acts like the alternative rocker group Imagine Dragons but it is also available for theater shows, with a 1700 sq. ft. stage complete with dressing rooms and production offices perfect for any production. The venue will host this year’s 4th of July celebration with classic band The Shindigs and a musical fireworks display.

Canyon Town Amphitheater

8802 Boyton Beach Blvd.
Boynton Beach, FL 33437
(561) 488-8069
www.pbcgov.com

The Canyon Town Amphitheater is the baby of the bunch housing only 500 or more patrons. The theater hosts local community events, but like the Sunset Cove Amphitheater, it is also available for acting troupes to strut their stuff on stage. This is a great venue for an intimate affair typical of the black box style theater performances. Check the website to see what’s playing this summer.

Related: 2013 Spring Theater Preview

Niema Hulin was born in Newark, NJ but raised in Lexington, South Carolina for the bulk of her formative years. In 2002, she moved to Miami after graduating from the University of Florida. Since then, Niema has worked in film, television and commercials as a Production Assistant and Production Coordinator. Some of her films have included Bad Boys II and I Am Number IV. Her work can be found at Examiner.com

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