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,...

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...

The Sarasota Ballet in Sir Peter Wright's Summertide - Photo Frank Atura - The Sarasota Ballet in the 2014 revival of Sir Peter Wright's Summertide - Photo Frank Atura
5555 N Tamiami Tr
Sarasota, FL 34243-2141

About The Company
The Sarasota Ballet has earned national and international recognition for its unique and diverse repertoire and critically acclaimed...

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...

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

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...

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