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....

La Musica International Chamber Music Festival - La Musica International Chamber Music Festival in concert at Sarasota Opera House
61 N Pineapple Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236

For 33 years, La Musica has brought together outstanding chamber musicians from around the world to present concerts of superior quality. Among...

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 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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1233C S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239

Key Chorale is dedicated to performing and promoting choral music of the highest quality. Founded in 1985, the Chorale has a history...

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1400 Boulevard of the Arts Suite #300
Sarasota, FL 34236

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

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