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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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...

Sarasota Opera Logo - Sarasota Opera Logo
61 N Pineapple Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236-5723

THE 2021-22 SARASOTA OPERA SEASON

Sarasota has become one of the most vibrant Florida communities. Our city has grown from a sleepy...

Jazz Club of Sarasota - Default Listing
330 S Pineapple Ave
#111
Sarasota, FL 34236-7040

The Jazz Club of Sarasota, one of the largest and most active jazz societies in the United States, is dedicated to preserving,...

Fogartyville Entrance - Located on the West side of the WSLR building.  Look for the Civil Rights Mural by BMike.
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota, FL 34236

WSLR-LP 96.5 is a local community radio station - tune in for great music and local information.  Our community space, Fogartyville, hosts...

SCD Company Member, Claudia-Lynn Rightmire - Photo by Sorcha Augustine
1400 Boulevard of the Arts
Ste 300
Sarasota, FL 34236

Sarasota Contemporary Dance is Sarasota's first professional contemporary dance company.

Our Mission

The mission of Sarasota Contemporary Dance is to bring cutting...

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777 N Tamiami Trl
Sarasota, FL 34236-4047

Check the Van Wezel website for additional show announcements and up-to-date information! www.vanwezel.org/941-263-6799.

---- Meetings/event venue: The 6,000 square foot Grand Foyer comfortably seats 35-350,...

Jason Vieaux
61 N Pineapple Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236

For 36 years, La Musica has been bringing together outstanding chamber musicians from around the world to present concerts of superior quality. Among...

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