Named in honor of the philanthropic support to the Arsht Center by the Knight Foundation, the Knight Concert Hall, with entrances directly from N.E. 14th Street and from Biscayne Boulevard through the Thomson Plaza for the Arts, seats 2,200. Seating is distributed among an Orchestra level and three Tiers, including 200 choral riser seats located upstage that can be used by performers and patrons alike.
The hall is constructed as a room within a room within a building. This design assures the hall is completely isolated from ambient sounds and vibrations. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects in partnership with Artec Consultants Inc., a global leader in the design and planning of innovative performing arts facilities, and Tony-winning lighting designer Jules Fisher and his partner, the theater designer Joshua Dachs of Fisher Dachs Associates, the hall is renowned for world-class acoustics for classical music concerts, including symphony orchestras, recitals and chamber music.
The Knight Concert Hall is ideally suited for live music of all genres, seated dinners, receptions, film screenings, seminars and corporate meetings.
- Seating capacity: 2,200.
- Seated stage dinner capacity: 300.
- Concert platform: 2,500 square feet.
- An interior shoebox design includes seating on four levels and, when not in use by a chorus, the area behind the stage allows audiences to experience a unique view of the performance.
- Union labor house.
- Box Office services (required for ticketed events).
- Green room and dressing-room facilities.