Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

3 different environments. 3 unique systems. 1 integrated platform to deliver impeccable audio throughout.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

Miami, FL

A performance hall is one of the most challenging environments in which sound and video engineers ever work.The demands are higher and expectations immeasurable.When one job includes three separate performance halls, each with a vastly different purpose, the challenges only escalate.

To meet the needs of the Center’s concert hall, opera house and black box, three totally different approaches were taken, utilizing as much of the same Meyer and Yamaha equipment as possible to ease demands on the production staff.

The concert hall was configured to accommodate its variable acoustic capabilities, including moveable walls and ceiling panels. Cameras and communications systems connected the back of the house systems with production facilities located elsewhere.

The opera house was rigged differently to accommodate the different nature of shows.

Finally, the black box featured portable versions of the equipment used in the larger spaces.This enabled the staff to stage smaller skits and one-person shows at the same quality as larger productions.


Yamaha speakers

Meyer amplifiers



June 2017