Theater Information

Map and Address

174 East Flagler St Miami, FL 33131
Website
gusmancenter.org
Contact Phone
305-372-0925
Email
jscott@gusmancenter.org
Box Office Email
jscott@gusmancenter.org

Gusman Center for the Performing Arts


Description

Olympia Theater first opened in February 1926 as a silent movie palace and amazed the public with its stunning Moorish architecture, perfect acoustics and simulated night sky - complete with rolling clouds and twinkling stars. The theater achieved notoriety as the first air-conditioned building in the South. The Olympia Theater at Gusman Center for the Performing Arts owes its distinctive character to architect John Eberson, the master of “atmospheric” theater design and it is one of the few Eberson buildings still standing. Philanthropist Maurice Gusman saved the theater from demolition and donated it to the City of Miami in 1975.