the necessary resources from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies to carry out our mission
the Theatre's architectural history and community contribution through aesthetic embellishments
resources by providing ACCESS TO THE ARTS at the Seminole Theatre for supporting a variety of community and educational programs through development and sponsorship
resources by recognizing and celebrating our donors and volunteers through special events, to engage their continued passion and support
The Road We All Traveled
Five years after Hurricane Andrew destroyed a large part of the historic art deco Seminole Theatre, known to the community as the movie house, the owner of a local Montessori school had the persistent idea to put the theatre back together.
Recruiting a local architect, along with two Montessori parents and a group of community volunteers, The Seminole Theatre Group was formed and the restoration effort began. A collaborative direction unfolded and soon thereafter contact was made with a known theatre architect in Sarasota, Florida. The vision to create a theatre to provide a venue for the performing arts, community events, and arts education was brought to life.
Major funding would be needed to complete the project and in 1997 a public/private partnership was formed between the City of Homestead and the Seminole Cultural Arts Theatre, Inc. (The Seminole Theatre Group) to work together to raise needed funds to complete the project.
Action was next. Plans were drawn, permits were issued, and the demolition began. The donated replica for the Marquee arrived and was installed in 2002. The redesigned theatre included constructing the south building to house the rehearsal/ education spaces and dressing rooms. A 62’ fly tower was added to the stage house. The north wall was expanded for extra space including the patio area.
Years in the making, the expanded exterior was finished. Thanks to the hard work of so many, and with the completion of the project by the City of Homestead, the vision has been realized.
Now affectionately known to all locals as the Historic Seminole Theatre - the cultural hub of Homestead.
The Theatre originally opened on November 26, 1921 as a cinema, primarily showing the then popular silent movies. The Seminole Theatre quickly became the place to go for entertainment and social gatherings in South Dade County and the upper Keys.
After nearly 40 years of being forlorn, a restored Seminole Theatre in Homestead reopened its doors on December 12, 2015 for the Grand Opening Gala, “A Night on Broadway.”
The orchestra and balcony are both accessible to patrons using wheel chairs and also includes raised arm seating. Contact the box office at 786-650-2073 for more information and to arrange special requests.
To see the full lineup of what the Historic Seminole Theatre has for you, check out www.SeminoleTheatre.org or call 786-650-2073.
With plays, concerts, live performances and a wide variety of local arts, the Historic Seminole Theatre is sure to be the place to go for your entertainment here in Homestead, Florida.
With so many options to choose from you will see that no donation is too great or small. Please considering joining the CIRCLEofFriends and help us keep the Historic Seminole Theatre as Homestead's hub for local talent.