Sarasota Summer Stage

Celebrate Sarasota summer theater performances and take advantage of special deals and events all summer long!

Sarasota is a destination of arts and artists. Enjoy the summertime arts offerings at multiple theater venues, including comedy shows, intimate cabaret concerts, plays, musicals and festivals. Known as Florida's Cultural Coast, there is something new to see every week in the arts and culture world of this gulf coast destination. Learn a little more about each of the arts offerings:

The Players Centre for Performing Arts

The Players Centre for Performing Arts is a community theater in downtown Sarasota. While the theater is a non-professional community theatre, the local talent pool is deep and the theater hires professional actors amongst its productions. The theater also hires professionally-trained directors, choreographers and musical directors. Learn more about the theater's summer season.

Summer Sizzler Series Deals:
Enjoy all three Summer Sizzler Shows for $45 as well as (3) $10 gift certificates to Caragiulo's or a 10 percent discount per ticket by mentioning Visit Sarasota County at the box office or when calling in.

New Play Festival Deal:
Featuring five nights of new play readings, enjoy $10 each night, three nights for $24, or all five for $35

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (WBTT) is a not-for-profit organization formed in December 1999 to promote and celebrate the African-American experience, attract diverse audiences, and develop minority artists. The company is known for producing electrifying shows—from Broadway hits and world premiere musicals to comedies and thought-provoking dramas. Many of the young aspiring artists who trained at WBTT have attained professional careers on regional, national, and international stages. Learn more about WBTT and its summer production.

Broadway in Black Deal
From May 1 – July 23, 2017, buy one ticket for WBTT’s summer production of Broadway in Black and get $5 off the second ticket (seats subject to availability; just one discount valid per transaction). Use the code VSC.

Asolo Repertory Theatre

Asolo Repertory Theatre is a premier professional theatre in America and one of the most important cultural forces in the Southeastern United States. One of the few true rotating repertory companies in the country, Asolo Rep presents world-class theatre designed and performed by some of the best theatre artists in the country. A theatre district in and of itself, Asolo Rep presents up to fifteen productions each season including bold reinterpretations of contemporary and classic works and provocative new musical theatre experiences.

The Deal
Summer at Asolo Rep just gets hotter when we present the world premiere of Beatsville: The Beatnik Musical during the month of May. In June, we continue our commitment to presenting world class family entertainment with the regional premiere of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Use promo code ASOLOSUMMER20 for a 20% discount on tickets. Learn more here.

Dog Days Theatre

Dog Days Theatre is Sarasota’s newest theatrical venture. Presented in the Cook Theatre by the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, Dog Days features professional actors and artists from our community and around the country along with the talents of our graduate student actors.

The Deal
Dog Days’ inaugural season includes Relatively Speaking during July and Double Indemnity during August. Use promo code SUMMERDOG20 for a 20% discount on tickets. Learn more here.

Florida Studio Theatre

Florida Studio Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Sarasota. Its campus is a village of theatres including historic Keating and Gompertz Theatres, the Parisian-style Goldstein and John C. Courts Cabarets, and Bowne's Lab Theatre. The theater has a robust offering of contemporary plays and musicals as well as comedic improv.

May and summer deals
Florida Studio Theatre offers 10% off single tickets for the summer season and shows running in May. Use the code 17SUMMER to apply the discount.

Venice Theatre

The Venice Theatre is one of the largest and most active community theatres in the USA. The theatre offers musicals, concerts, plays, cabaret series and much more. The theatre invests in the local community and offers programs such as the Loveland Show, which helps adults with developmental disabilities grow and learn through theatre study.

The Deal
Enjoy $11 tickets for summer shows including Once on This Island, Disney's My Son Pinocchio, Jr. and Zombie Prom. Use code summerstage for discounts

Van Wezel

The Van Wezel presents a broad array of more than 100 events, including Broadway musicals, national and international performers, popular comedians, and world-class symphony orchestras. Summer events at the Van Wezel include the popular Friday Fest concerts once a month on the bayfront lawn.  

The Deal
The Van Wezel Summer Stage heats up with sizzling ticket deals for select performances, using the box office promo code SUMMERSTAGE. Learn more here.

McCurdy's Comedy Theatre

McCurdy's Comedy Theatre is located in downtown Sarasota's East End and is a world-class showroom devoted to stand-up comedy. The theater brings in national comedic acts such as Carlos Mencia, Sinbad, Jim Breuer and many others. 

The Deal
Enjoy the laughs — along with tasty bites and drinks — at McCurdy's during the summer by picking up complimentary tickets for Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday shows at the Sarasota County Visitor Information Center. 

Urbanite Theatre

Urbanite Theatre is the newest performing arts venue in downtown Sarasota. A blackbox theatre bringing compelling, intimate live theater experiences to downtown Sarasota, Urbanite Theatre strives to challenge the community while remaining accessible to inexperienced theatergoers.

The Deal

Enjoy 30% off tickets using code STAGE17 to redeem. Code is valid for two summer plays, Naming True and Pilgrims.

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