Sarasota-Bradenton Area Theater

The Bradenton Sarasota area has a wide range of theaters to visit and enjoy, including the country’s oldest operating dinner theater! Whether you are an aspiring actor, or just want to check out a couple plays,  Sarasota provides you with just the right opportunity.


Sarasota Film Society

Sarasota Film Society is a charitable, nonprofit arts organization committed to bringing the best art, foreign and independent films to Sarasota at Burns Court Cinemas. SFS is also a major supporter of arts in education with its numerous innovative film programs connected with Sarasota high schools and Manatee Community College.  Address: 506 Burns Lane Sarasota, FL 34236  Phone: 955-3456  Email: mail@filmsociety.org   Website: http://www.filmsociety.org/
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Asolo Repertory Theater

Asolo Repertory Theater is Florida’s premier professional theater. It is one of the most important cultural forces in the Southeastern United States. Asolo Rep stages are also a center for theatrical excellence, up to fifteen productions every season, spanning a diverse repertoire of newly commissioned plays, bold reinterpretations of contemporary and classical works, and provocative new musical theater experiences.  Address: 5555 North Tamiami Trail : Sarasota, Florida 34243  Phone: 941-953-3368  Email: AsoloRep@asolo.org   Website: http://www.asolorep.org
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Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Van Wezel Sarasota TheaterSet along Sarasota’s beautiful bayfront, the landmark Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall has been entertaining audiences with a variety of music, dance, theater and comedy for more than 35 years. Address: 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236  Phone: 941-351-8000  Fax: 941-951-1449  Website: http://www.vanwezel.org
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Banyan Theater Company

The Banyan Theater Company performed its first productions in the summer of 2002. They have stayed true to their mission of producing intelligent, significant plays, showcasing the works of both classic and contemporary playwrights. Address: 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota  Phone: 941-351-2808  Email: info@banyantheatercompany.com  Website: http://banyantheatercompany.com
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Florida Studio Theater

Florida Studio Theater (FST) was founded by an artist and continues to be led by artists, with actors, designers and writers in key leadership positions. FST believes that focusing on the artist creates a bond that extends beyond the fourth wall and out into the audience, and into the community beyond. This theater produces serves the largest subscriber base of any theater its size in the nation, and reaching 160,000 attendees – one person at a time.  Address: 1241 North Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236  Phone: 941-366-9000  Email: fst@floridastudiotheatre.org  Website: http://www.floridastudiotheatre.org
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Golden Apple Theater

Sarasota Play TheaterThe Golden Apple Dinner Theater is the country’s oldest operating dinner theater. A non-profit has been formed to help the theater pay its bills. Address: 25 North Pineapple Ave. Sarasota, Florida 34236  Phone: 941-366-5454  Email: info@platoarts.org  Website: http://thegoldenapple.com/
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The Players

The Players Theater is a non-professional community theater in Sarasota with an incredible set of actors. From their Artistic Director to their stage hands, literally half of the volunteers working on a production have at one time been professionally paid performers. These professionals bring their experience and training with them to our stage. Address: 838 North Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida  34236  Phone: 941-365-2492  Email: info@theplayers.org  Website: http://theplayers.org/
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