The Waterfront Theatre at AmericanAirlines Arena

The Waterfront Theatre, located within AmericanAirlines Arena offers an intimate theatre setting to accommodate a variety of public and private events.


banner_waterfronttheatre.jpgThis 1,000–5,800 seat venue can be used for concerts, comedy shows, boxing events, private performances, dinner theatre and large general session, just to name a few. It comes complete with a ceiling-to-floor acoustic curtain, proscenium stage, theatrical lighting, carpeted aisles and chandeliers.

The AmericanAirlines Arena offers one stop shop event planning. Full service event coordination, in-house audiovisual technical support and standard equipment are just some of the benefits of hosting an event at the Waterfront Theatre.

Special Features of the Waterfront Theatre

The Waterfront Theatre offers inclusive packages designed for your convenience. Facility fees and basic operational requirements are included in event packages with the option of adding production upgrades, stagehands and catering. Since the Theatre is a premiere state-of-the art concert facility, our professional coordination team has the experience to assist you in all aspects of developing, marketing and executing your special event, to ensure the best rate of return. Listed below are all services and equipment included in the fee.

Standard Features included in Facility Fee

  • Staging – 8’ x 4’ sections 
  • Theatre style floor seating or banquet seating (Rounds of 10 with 72” tables)
  • House lighting & house sound
  • Access to dressing rooms & locker rooms for artists
  • Production office for Executive staff
  • Media interview room, if applicable
  • Access available to TV ready – multiple JBT outlets in and around the Arena
  • Convenient loading dock for ingress & egress
  • Hospitable ushers and ticket takers – deployment based on 4-hour event
  • Basic housekeeping & utilities
  • Concourse concession stands and bars for attendees on a cash or hosted basis
  • Ticketmaster on sale coordination, if applicable
  • Preferred vendor recommendations for sound, lighting or marketing support
  • Sponsorship Activation elements to include Hospitality and Signage opportunities

Standard Features additional to Facility Fee

  • Preferred rates with exclusive rigging company, IMC
  • Dedicated phone line & computer ports available on request
  • Catering for VIPs or cast/crew meals by Levy Restaurants
  • Stage décor & production
  • Special effects to include sound, lighting, video and logos on the center hung scoreboard
  • IMAG projection of performance on center-hung scoreboard or screen rentals

“WOW Factor” Unique Event Capabilities

Product Launches

Product Launches never looked so good! Every seat is a great seat in the Waterfront Theatre! The excitement will build from the moment your guests or media enter the Arena from the VIP entrance. Allow our professional staff to coordinate the details to best showcase your product. Add the “WOW Factor” to your event by utilizing the Arena’s unique event space with an upscale pre-party in the Dewar’s Clubhouse, post party on the East Plaza or a catered function on the Arena Floor or in our luxury Party Suites during the show! Take advantage of the Arena’s audiovisual capabilities to add value to sponsorship packages or enhance your branding campaign by displaying your logos on matrix and video display boards.

Business Theatre: General Session and Training Seminars

Training presentations are not only educational, but entertaining in this comfortable and intimate Theatre setting. The design of the theatre spotlights the speaker for maximum effectiveness in a “cool setting.” The venue can accommodate up to 3,000 seats in the lower bowl and go up to 5,800 by utilizing upper deck seating. The perimeter curtaining system makes for an intimate setting and enhances sound quality. Allow our event team to assist in coordinating a flawless power point, IMAG or video presentation. Multiple concession stands on the concourse make for a convenient break time location for networking and a quick bite before heading back to business.

Dinner Theatre: Awards Banquet or Private Speaker Presentation

Enhance your next Awards Banquet into a Dinner Theatre experience at the home of the 2003 Latin Grammy’s. The Arena floor can be transformed into an intimate dining room, in an intimate theater. Your guests will feel like celebrities as they view your presentation or entertainment on the proscenium stage. Allow our award winning audiovisual technical team to videotape the presentation and add excitement to the show with special effects. Party Suites facing the stage are also available for 20 - 120 guests.

Concert or Performance: Private Events or Charity Fundraiser

If you are entertaining a private group or raising money for a cause, The HEAT Group can offer more than just a venue. HEAT Enterprise can package and produce a show to include the entertainment of your choice. As a concert venue, our relationships with agents and promoters afford us the ability to book talent at preferred rates. Allow us to customize your event and assist in enhancing sponsorship packages with signage and hospitality opportunities. Host a private performance or concert open to the public (on-sale to be sold via Ticketmaster) and your event is sure to be the talk of the town!

Fashion Show

Miami is the hottest new home to fashion! The Waterfront Theatre offers an exciting and logistically sound venue to showcase new apparel, in style! Multiple dressing rooms, restrooms and open space behind the stage are convenient for changing and warehousing clothes and products. Our in-house audio and visual department can enhance any presentation that will guarantee a lasting impact on buyers. Take advantage of our unique facility with multiple luxury suite and open concourse space for Trade Expos. Entertain valued clients and influential guests in one of our private premium restaurants. Incorporate our Miami HEAT Dancers as models or Xtreme Team to entertain your guests at a cocktail party and your event is guaranteed to be a slam dunk!

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