The Olympia Theater was built in 1926 and is a beacon for the South Florida arts community. The mission of Olympia Center, Inc. is to preserve and promote the Olympia Theater and Office Building as a dynamic, Downtown Miami cultural institution. The magnificently restored theater is home to live performances, films, community events, corporate meetings and social affairs. Tucked into Miami's contemporary skyline is the enchanting Mediterranean courtyard with shimmering stars and golden balconies. Majestic turrets and towers suggest another era when performances were events and grand theaters provided a dreamlike escape from the modern world. The Olympia Theater is a beautiful, historic venue that supports the entertainment industry in South Florida. The Olympia Theater caters to South Florida's diverse community and international guests, providing them with a unique cultural experience that defies comparison. The Olympia Theater is located at 174 E. Flagler Street.
Jul 2015 - UNITY: Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson is recorded for PBS broadcast at the Olympia Theater in Downtown Miami.
November 19-22, 2015 - Let Your Spanish Side Out! RECENT CINEMA FROM SPAIN Film Series.
Interior of the Olympia Theater in Downtown Miami.
KRAFTWERK on the Olympia stage - September 29, 2015. The flying saucer hovering over Flagler Street is just a 3-D illusion.
Historic picture of the lobby of the Olympia Theater beside picture from new weekly 'In the Lobby Lounge . . .' event.
They've been lining up to get into the Olympia Theater since 1926 . . . but the fun is just beginning!
70 YEARS AGO . . . This remarkable photograph was taken in Downtown Miami on V-J Day - August 14, 1945 - about twenty minutes after the announcement on the radio of the end of World War II. Remind anyone of Alfred Eisenstaedt's photograph in Times Square at the same time? ?#?tbt?
See you at the Olympia!
Olympia Theater Presents
Year-round programming of live music, films, and other performing arts events and activities designed to appeal to South Florida audiences, including the more than 80,000 residents who now call Downtown Miami home and the 220,000 daily visitors to Downtown Miami.
In the Lobby Lounge . . .
The theater's lobby space is transformed into an intimate performance venue and Olympia's "In the Lobby Lounge . . ." series features WORDS! on the first Wednesday of every month and JAZZ! on the second Wednesday. Last year, the John S. and James L. Knight foundation awarded the theater a $50,000 grant to expand the free and open to the public lobby events to every Wednesday during 2015/2016.