Florida Studio Theatre

1241 N. Palm Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236-5602
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.
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.
Mainstage - FST's Mainstage Series produces the best in contemporary American theatre - from new works to the latest Off-Broadway and Broadway hits. FST's Mainstage series serves over 13,400 subscribers to a four-play Winter Season, and over 5,000 subscribers to the three-play Summer Season.
Mainstage - FST's Mainstage Series produces the best in contemporary American theatre - from new works to the latest Off-Broadway and Broadway hits. FST's Mainstage series serves over 13,400 subscribers to a four-play Winter Season, and over 5,000 subscribers to the three-play Summer Season.
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.
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.
Improv Comedy - Founded in 2001, FST Improv has become wildly popular, growing to include new formats and show themes. FST Improv also hosts the annual Sarasota Festival, which draws performers and audiences from all over the world for a jam-packed weekend of spontaneous creativity.
Improv Comedy - Founded in 2001, FST Improv has become wildly popular, growing to include new formats and show themes. FST Improv also hosts the annual Sarasota Festival, which draws performers and audiences from all over the world for a jam-packed weekend of spontaneous creativity.
Children's Theatre - FST's Children's Theatre programming makes theatre accessible, affordable, and fun for the whole family.
Children's Theatre - FST's Children's Theatre programming makes theatre accessible, affordable, and fun for the whole family.
Mainstage - FST's Mainstage Series produces the best in contemporary American theatre - from new works to the latest Off-Broadway and Broadway hits. FST's Mainstage series serves over 13,400 subscribers to a four-play Winter Season, and over 5,000 subscribers to the three-play Summer Season.
Mainstage - FST's Mainstage Series produces the best in contemporary American theatre - from new works to the latest Off-Broadway and Broadway hits. FST's Mainstage series serves over 13,400 subscribers to a four-play Winter Season, and over 5,000 subscribers to the three-play Summer Season.
Education - With offerings in acting, dance, improvisation, theatre creation, theatre appreciation, and more, The Florida Studio Theatre school has grown to serve over 1,300 youth and adult participants each year.
Education - With offerings in acting, dance, improvisation, theatre creation, theatre appreciation, and more, The Florida Studio Theatre school has grown to serve over 1,300 youth and adult participants each year.
Florida Studio Theatre - Located in the heart of downtown Sarasota, FST reaches over 215,000 attendees annually with its ever expanding campus, which has grown to include five theatres.
Florida Studio Theatre - Located in the heart of downtown Sarasota, FST reaches over 215,000 attendees annually with its ever expanding campus, which has grown to include five theatres.

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) is Sarasota’s contemporary theatre. Founded in 1973, FST has grown to a village of five theatres located in the heart of Downtown, Sarasota. Each theatre is small in size and large in impact — providing intimate and engaging settings for high-quality, professional performances.

Today, FST has established itself as a major force in American Theatre. FST is the largest subscription theatre in the state of Florida and among the largest in the country, serving more than 230,000 live attendees each year across its diverse programs: Mainstage, Cabaret, Stage III, Children’s Theatre, the FST School, New Play Development, and Improv.

Even with its growth, Florida Studio Theatre remains firmly committed to making the arts accessible and affordable to as many people as possible. Under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Richard Hopkins, FST develops theatre that speaks to our living, evolving, and dynamically changing world. Hip and historical, entertaining and challenging, we are the theatre where the street meets the elite — where everyone is welcome to engage in the art of theatre.

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