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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485_640x480.jpg - Larry Golden in the MainStage production of  "Fiddler on the Roof"
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...

The Venice Symphony
1515 S. Tamiami Trl - Ste 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....