Nytt världscenter
Nytt världscenter

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500 17th St., Miami Beach, Florida, 33139

The basics

The New World Center is as dynamic and distinct as its resident symphony (a postgraduate fellowship program that trains young musicians). Its performance hall’s layout seats audience members no more than 13 rows from the stage, and suspended panels are often used for multimedia accompaniments. Concerts are also held in a series of more intimate performance spaces, while the rooftop garden and atrium offer places for guests to socialize. Outside, the venue’s high-style design continues with its SoundScape Park, a 2.5-acre (1-hectare) park that also hosts cultural events and the symphony’s WALLCAST concerts.

The New World Symphony’s season typically runs from early fall to mid-spring, and during that time it hosts dozens of concerts, including traditional, modern, and contemporary classical music performances, plus events aimed at kids and community members. The concert hall is also a stop on some Miami sightseeing itineraries.

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Things to know before you go

  • Dining is available in the New World Center at Thierry’s Restaurant, which serves food before performances and during intermissions.

  • The venue offers a selection of low-cost tickets, including student tickets for visitors aged 13 and under, as well as rush or standby tickets.

  • All entrances and performance spaces are wheelchair accessible, and assistive listening devices are available for all performances.

  • Visitors can book tickets online, at the in-person box office, by phone, or by mail.

  • A Yoga Mornings series is held once a month in the SoundScape Park during the symphony’s season.

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How to get there

The New World Center is located at 500 17th St. in Miami Beach, and can be reached by bus 9, 120, L, M, or S. By car, the venue is about 25 minutes from downtown Miami via South Venetian Way or the MacArthur Causeway; several paid parking garages are located nearby. Rideshare and taxi services offer additional options.

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When to get there

The New World Center is not currently open to tours, and is accessible to ticket holders when concerts are held. Its box office is open Monday to Friday from morning until early evening (or from morning until intermission on performance days). On the weekends, it’s only open during concert days, from the afternoon until intermission.

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WALLCAST concerts

One of the New World Center’s most popular ongoing events is its WALLCAST concert series. Broadcast for free throughout the symphony’s season, the screenings are hosted right in SoundScape park, with live visuals projected on a 7,000-square-foot (650-square-meter) wall, all soundtracked thanks to innovative audio technology. Anyone can take part, and visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic and make themselves comfortable.

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