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

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THE 2019-2020 SARASOTA OPERA SEASON

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

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

Founded in 1973,  Florida Studio Theatre (FST) has grown from an alternative touring group into a nationally recognized regional theatre. Hip and historical,...

The Chopin Project - Logo - The Chopin Project - Logo
serving Sarasota
Sarasota, FL 34236

Live Concert Series presenting world-renowned pianists of exceptional talent in solo performances. The series has won acclaim for it's ability to showcase...

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....

Students at School of Russian Ballet - Pre-professional classical ballet training true Vaganova method
8031 Cooper Creek Blvd
Ste 102
University Park, FL 34201
School of Russian ballet is a pre-professional ballet school offering classical ballet classes for children and adolescents and pre-professional training for those...
7358_768x480.jpg - Anu Tali, Music Director
709 N. Tamiami Trl.
Sarasota, FL 34236-4047

Come as you are. Leave different. 

For 70 years, the Sarasota Orchestra has been entertaining music lovers from around the region, and...

Sarasota Film Festival
323 Central Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236
The Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) is recognized as a world-class platform for thought-provoking films from some of the best known and emerging...
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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