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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In-person and virtual classes for all ages - Venice Theatre ongoing classes are available.
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...

Downtown Venice
101 W Venice Ave
Suite 23
Venice, FL 34285

Beautiful, historic downtown Venice dates back to the 1920s and captures the charm of old Florida, with its moss-covered oaks and swaying palms...

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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...

The Venice Performing Arts Center
700 US Highway 41 Bypass North
Ste 4
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....

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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,...

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