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

JOIN US AND EXPERIENCE THE EXTRAORDINARY
THE 2017–18 SARASOTA OPERA SEASON

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

The Venice Performing Arts Center - All concerts are held at the Venice Performing Arts Center, One Indian Ave., Venice
1515 S. Tamiami Trail - Suite 7
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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140 Tampa Ave. W.
Venice, FL 34285-1727

Nationally acclaimed community theatre offers shows year 'round in two stages. Broadway musicals, classic and contemporary dramas, comedic plays, family theatre, cabarets...

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5555 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243

Sarasota's Leading Presenter of world renowned classical musicians, offering two distinctive series: -  Great Performers Series - Celebrating Our 74th Year with...

Asolo Rep RAGTIME - Cast of Asolo Rep's production of RAGTIME. Photo by Cliff Roles.
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...

The Sarasota Ballet in Sir Peter Wright's Summertide - Photo Frank Atura - The Sarasota Ballet in the 2014 revival of Sir Peter Wright's Summertide - Photo Frank Atura
5555 N. Tamiami Tr.
Sarasota, FL 34243-2141

About The Company
The Sarasota Ballet has earned national and international recognition for its unique and diverse repertoire and critically acclaimed...

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