Theater & Performing Arts

Performing arts of all kinds thrive in Sarasota, from the Sarasota Opera (now in its 52nd season -- staged in an intimate art deco opera house in downtown Sarasota) -- to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation-designed Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, which hosts travelling shows ranging from musical acts to Broadway revivals. 

The Sarasota Orchestra is the oldest continuing orchestra in the state, while the Sarasota Ballet has featured several world premieres under the direction of internationally famed Iain Webb. A half-dozen different theater companies perform comedies and dramas on a variety of stages in Sarasota and Venice, improv groups and stand-up comedians tickle audiences, and live music rings from pubs and clubs across town on any given night.

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1241 N. Palm Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236-5602

Florida Studio Theatre presents the finest in contemporary theatre. A beacon of the Sarasota arts and culture scene since 1973, FST currently...

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61 N. Pineapple Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236-5723

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THE 2017–18 SARASOTA OPERA SEASON

Sarasota has become one of the most vibrant Florida communities....

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5555 N. Tamiami Trl.
Sarasota, FL 34243-2141

Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida's premier professional theatre, is one of the most important cultural forces in the Southeastern United States. A center...

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8437 Tuttle Ave., #160
Sarasota, FL 34243

Sarasota Contemporary Dance is Sarasota's foremost professional contemporary dance company. The company's goal is to engage the community with contemporary dance through...

The Venice Performing Arts Center - All concerts are held at the Venice Performing Arts Center, One Indian Ave., Venice
230 S. Tamiami Trail - #3A
Venice, FL 34285

Founded in 1974, The Venice Symphony has become the pride of South Sarasota County by providing cultural enrichment for residents and visitors....

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