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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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,...

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 2022-23 SARASOTA OPERA SEASON  Sarasota has become one of the most vibrant Florida communities. Our city has grown from a sleepy...

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PO Box 211
Sarasota, FL 34230

Sarasota's leading presenter of world-renowned classical musicians, offering two distinctive series. The Great Performers Series brings internationally renowned symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras,...

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...

Italy - The Maner Manush Theatre Company performs with Venice Theatre's aactWORLDFEST international theatre festival in paradise!
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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