Entertainment

When the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus moved its winter quarters to sunny Sarasota County in 1927, bringing with it a menagerie of circus performers and artists from around the world, entertainment became the backbone of Sarasota's economy and culture. 

Although the traveling circus tradition diminished over the decades, "The Circus Capital of the World," never lost its gusto for laughs, fun and star-quality entertainment. 

Sarasota's circus tradition remains robust at Circus Arts Conservatory, but big top fun is just one of the many modes of entertainment in town. Comedy clubs like McCurdy's Comedy Theatre keep the laughs coming (without risking the mess of a pie in the face) and Sarasota's love affair with the silver screen reigns supreme at the Sarasota Film Festival and in independent theatres throughout the county. Whether it's action, jokes, or drama you seek, there's entertainment at every turn in Sarasota.

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Cabaret - Florida Studio Theatre's Cabaret Series has seen more than 65 original FST musical revues. Terence Fugate, arts writer for SCENE Magazine says, "If you have never attended a show at [FST's] Cabaret Theatre, you really don't know what you've been missing.
1241 N. Palm Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236-5602

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) is Sarasota’s contemporary theatre. Founded in 1973, FST has grown to a village of five theatres located in...

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1233C S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239

Key Chorale, the Suncoast’s premier symphonic chorus, is dedicated to transforming lives through innovative programming, artistic excellence, educational outreach and service to...

Downtown Venice
101 W Venice Ave
Suite 23
Venice, FL 34285

Beautiful, historic downtown Venice dates back to the 1920s and captures the charm of old Florida, with its moss-covered oaks and swaying palms...

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707 N Tamiami Trl
Sarasota, FL 34236

Four Galleries exhibiting local, regional, and international artists.

Free and Open to the public Mon-Sat 10am-5pm.

Art Center Sarasota’s mission is to provide...

Students at School of Russian Ballet - Pre-professional classical ballet training true Vaganova method. Classes of : Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Boys Class, Variation, Character, Jazz, Repertoire , Adult ballet and more for age 3 and up.
8031 Cooper Creek Blvd
Ste 102
University Park, FL 34201
School of Russian ballet is a performing school of classical ballet pre-professional training, live productions with international dancers and dance lessons for all...

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