Develop and produce predominantly new work, specifically in the short play and short musicals genre

  • Leverage our theatrical expertise to engage and educate the community

Provide thought leadership to the theatrical industry

City Theatre’s three-part mission is to:

We began with Summer Shorts, a festival of short plays by renowned and emerging playwrights, during which an ensemble of actors performs in 10 innovative plays of varying durations and styles.



Launched in 1996,


City Theatre is known as one of Florida’s most distinctive theater companies, and Miami’s 4th oldest.

We know of no other theater organization in the U.S. that serves the public with our unique blend of programs. Our commitment to the short play form reflects that the short play is to the theater what the short story is to literature.


Since then, we've built an unparalleled roster of programs:

Summer Shorts

Winter Shorts

City Shorts

Shorts Gone Wild 

Shorts On Ships

City Reads



Short Cuts Educational Tour

City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting Contest
She Shorts


The only theater in the U.S. solely dedicated to the creation and production of ten-minute plays & musicals year-round for all ages.

444 Brickell Avenue, Suite 229

Miami, FL 33131


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