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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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...

Sarasota Film Festival
323 Central Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236
The Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) is recognized as a world-class platform for thought-provoking films from some of the best known and emerging...
1013_640x617.jpg - The Blue Rooster
1525 4th St
Sarasota, FL 34236

Using the freshest ingredients, Blue Rooster is devoted to creating deliciously new twists on simple, classic comfort food recipes grounded in our...

Exterior of Urbanite Theatre
1487 Second Street
Sarasota, FL 34236

Since 2015, Urbanite Theatre has been the premier destination for daring contemporary professional theatre in Sarasota. Urbanite Theatre is dedicated to bringing the...

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