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Since acquiring the historic Bacardi complex in 2012, YoungArts has been working to transform the campus into a lively, multidisciplinary cultural center while preserving its beloved structures. Looking for a unique event space? The YoungArts Campus—featuring 3.5 acres of iconic buildings and spaces—may be the perfect location for your next event.

The Tower

Located on the easternmost side of the plaza facing Biscayne Boulevard, the Tower was commissioned by former Bacardi president José “Pepin” Bosch and houses the YoungArts Gallery, Ted's at YoungArts and staff offices. Designed by Cuban architect Enrique Gutierrez of Saenz, Cancio, Martin and Gutierrez, the Tower comprises a rectangular seven-story structure, which appears to float weightlessly over a square glass pedestal at the plaza level. The building has four reinforced concrete columns, a set of two flat trusses and two end walls. The north and south end walls of the Tower contain panels of ribbed pre-cast concrete with a contemporary azulejo mural created by Brazilian artist Francisco Brennand. More than 28,000 tiles were fired in Brazil and installed as a giant puzzle.

The Jewel Box

The Jewel Box was designed by Ignacio Carrera-Justiz of Coral Gables, Florida. The exterior is covered in thick hammered stained glass tapestries, designed by S.E.A.R. under the direction of Gabriel and Jacques Loire of Chartres, France and based on an abstract painting by German artist Johannes Dietz. An outstanding example of modern cantilever construction, the square building is raised 47 feet off the ground by a pedestal. The two-story space cantilevers out 24 feet from its central core on all sides as each floor is hung from 28-foot tensor rods from a reinforced roof.

The Jewel Box has been transformed into spaces for artists to work, collaborate and create. This spectacular space is also a one-of-a-kind venue that offers the perfect platform for any event.  

Square Footage and Capacity:
10,382 Sq. Ft. (Two Story Jewel Box)
5,191 Sq. Ft. (Per Floor)
340 Person Capacity (Per Floor)

YOUNGARTS GALLERY

The two-story YoungArts Gallery designed by Frenk Gehry, opened in December 2013, hosts exhibitions year round by YoungArts master teachers, winners and alumni, including Olafur Eliasson, Daniel Arsham and Hernan Bas. Located in the Tower building, the YoungArts Gallery offers an immersive experience and a space that lends itself to cocktails or intimate dinners. The Gallery is also a nice transitional or welcome space for events taking place on the YoungArts Campus.
 
To learn more about YoungArts exhibitions click here.
 
Square Footage and Capacity:
3018 Sq. Ft. (Two Story Gallery)
1,325 Sq. Ft. (Gallery 1st Floor)
1,693 Sq. Ft. (Gallery 2nd Floor)
130 Person Capacity (Per Floor)

TED'S AT YOUNGARTS

Ted’s is an intimate performance space located on the 7th Floor of the Tower building. Named in honor of YoungArts co-founder and philanthropist, Ted Arison, this is a unique entertainment and event space. Designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, Ted’s is one of the most technologically-advanced catering venues in the region with state-of-the-art 360-degree video projection capabilities and impeccable acoustic design by Nagata Acoustics, enhancing the ambiance of the room and creating an exceptional experience for guests and performers.
 
Square Footage and Capacity:
1,912 Sq. Ft.
60 Person Capacity (Seated with Stage and Dance Floor)
80 Person Capacity (Seated with DJ and Dance Floor)
100 Person Capacity (Seated Dinner)
120 Per Capacity (Cocktail Reception)

The Plaza

The Plaza is the perfect outdoor venue for an intimate dinner or huge bash. Positioned between two iconic buildings, the plaza offers a bay breeze year round and a perfect setting under the stars. Wall cast capabilities are available.
 
Square Footage and Capacity:
28,239 Sq. Ft. (West of Tower)
12,186 Sq. Ft. (Tower East & North Side)
1000+ Person Capacity (Entire Plaza)

CAMPUS RENTALS 

If you'd like to learn more about hosting your event at YoungArts, please call 305-722-5327 or email [email protected].
 
Please note:
  • Capacity changes based on configuration
  • Layouts and additional spaces available
  • Available dates are determined by the production schedule of YoungArts programs