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At the Lyric Theater


Rent Space

The Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater specializes in developing excellent relationships with the community through impactful programming. We believe that this unique position, combined with competitively priced activities will set the complex apart as a premiere venue. In addition to Black Archives Signature Programming, the organization has also partnered with several community arts organizations to present programming at the Theater, including: Miami Contemporary Dance Company, M Ensemble, Miami-Dade College, WLRN, University of Miami, Florida A & M University, Florida Memorial University, Miami-Dade County, New World School of the Arts, the Melton Mustafa Jazz Festival, City of Miami and the Southeast Overtown Park West Community Redevelopment Agency.


Some examples of BAHLT Signature Programming include:


Black Archives presents "Lyric Live” - In conjunction with New Washington Heights CDC's monthly Folklife Friday event, the Black Archives presents a monthly interactive talent showcase.  The event features a local comedian as host, a live band, DJ, and the Bahamian Junkanoo serving as the sandman to usher less favored contestants off the stage with a unique Miami flair.   


Black Archives presents "Expressions, an Evening of Spoken Word and Live Jazz” – Recipient of the 2013 Knight Arts Challenge, “Expressions” is an open-mic spoken word session featuring jazz bands, drinks and a lounge-like atmosphere. 


Black Archives presents "The ICONS"- series features leading community scholars and personalities, speaking on significant moments that impact the South Florida Community with a moderator and audience Q & A. features visual aids highlighting moments in South Florida’s Black History via the Black Archives Archival Collection.

Black Archives presents "The South Florida Marching Band Precision Camp " – Targeting student musicians from 8th to 12th grades, this week-long camp includes instrumental music, symphonic and marching band, as well as auxiliary instruction for students and band directors throughout South Florida.  Through their engagement in the band camp, students increase their level of musicianship, marching band skills, dedication, creativity, pride, teamwork, and develop life-long friendships. The camp culminates with a parade and marching band performance, as well as a symphonic band performance on the Lyric stage, giving the campers an opportunity to share their talents with the community.


Black Archives programming is supported by the Southeast Overtown Park West Community Redevelopment Agency, Miami-Dade County, The Knight Foundation, Black Archives Members and private donations.


As an additional method of generating sustaining income and maintaining ongoing activity in the area, the Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater is also available for rental by private citizens, community organizations and performing and visual arts presentations.  



Click link above for documents on conference and venue rental rates. Any Inquiries - eMail

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