900 University Pkwy.
Sarasota, FL 34234
Phone: (941) 359-8558
Fax: (941) 870-7908
You can see four different plays in a single weekend by this professional company of actors that performs in classical rotating repertory form from November through June.
A professional resident company that offers seven world-class, eclectic productions from September to April each year including the traditional holiday favorite "The Nutcracker." Box Office Hours: Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. On performance days, the box office will be open at noon and remain open until intermission of the day's final performance.
Jane B. Cook Theatre is a small theater stage that hosts variety of events throughout the season. It showcases performances of various theater groups like Asolo Repertory Theatre and Banyan Theater Company. This entertainment venue can hold up to 161 patrons.
Live the excitement of greyhound racing sponsored by this kennel club at this facility that features live greyhound racing six days a week with matinees three days a week, as well as greyhound, horse, and harness racing simulcast daily. Two clubhouse dining areas are also on site, as well as numerous concession stands located all throughout the facility.
Circus Sarasota's mission is "to provide a circus that represents the circus arts at the highest level and that is linked to the community through performance, education and integrated arts programming."
The Players Theater opened its doors in 1936 when the Players Association, a group of theater enthusiasts, decided to showcase local talent and bring forth the best act. The members managed to build a theater with a good lighting system then, making it suitable enough for a play. Later, however, the theater was refurbished twice and was acoustically upgraded and the seating capacity was increased too, making it grand enough to accommodate 500 at a time. Besides dramas, the theater also hosts workshops and literary events conducted by the association. Check website for details.
The Sarasota Art Center is just the perfect place to catch some live cultural action. This multi-purpose center hosts an array of live events and workshops and also offers space for hire.
The Sarasota Municipal Auditorium was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995 and is a cultural landmark in the city. Covering an exhibit space of 10,000 square feet (929.03 square meters), it also has a distinct stage area of 1,500 square feet (140 square meters) along with great acoustics. The auditorium is used for exhibitions, dances, concerts, fundraisers, seminars and more. The building has a tunnel vaulted roof and glass blocks which gives its interiors ample natural lighting. The Art Deco styled monument is one of the few remaining in the city featuring this kind of architecture. Its one-of-a-kind Hazzard Fountain was built by skilled artisans and is worth seeing when visiting this historic venue.
This resident chamber ensemble performs music stemming from many different styles and origins, as well as sounds by renowned musicians, throughout the year.
Embark upon an unforgettable journey in sound by this symphony orchestra that provides a wide range of orchestral and chamber music concerts from September through June.
Intended when built in 1926 as a multi-use building, the Sarasota Opera house has had quite a history. Besides a performance venue, the space was also used for shops and apartments. It has played host to such performers as Will Rogers and Elvis Presley and the world premier of the film "The Greatest Show on Earth". The Sarasota Opera House which can accommodate about 1,200 spectator brings world class opera to Sarasota.
The oldest continuing dinner theatre in America and one of a dozen professional dinner theatres in the country, this theatre invites you to enjoy feasting on a bountiful all-you-can-eat buffet followed by an entertaining, award-winning Broadway musical.