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Florida Studio Theatre

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Address: 1241 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5602
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+1 941-366-9000
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Florida Studio Theatre (FST) is one of the major cultural resources in the...

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) is one of the major cultural resources in the Gulf Coast region, bringing the best in Contemporary plays, musicals, and comedy to the Sarasota community since 1973. An professional regional theatre, the FST campus is a village of five theatres - the historic Keating and Gompertz Theatres,the Parisian style Goldstein Cabaret and John C. Court Cabaret, and Bowne's Lab Theatre. Near the Sarasota bayfront, FST brings an energy and vitality to the downtown area. Each theatre is small in size and large in impact - providing an intimate and engaging setting for high-quality, professional performances. Hip and historical, entertaining and challenging,where everyone is welcome to come and engage in the art of theatre. FST has modeled itself on the strength of creating the best in contemporary theatre at an affordable price. Overall, FST serves over 200,000 attendees per year through its six major programs: the Mainstage Series, the Cabaret Series, the Stage III series, WRITE A PLAY, Education, and New Play Development.

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Great theater, great prices, wonderful experiences

i have been a patron of Florida Studio for over five years and can't say enough about it. With one exception during that time the productions, whether is was drama, comedy, or... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

i have been a patron of Florida Studio for over five years and can't say enough about it. With one exception during that time the productions, whether is was drama, comedy, or musical, were professionally presented and totally enjoyable. The food that is available before most performances is quite nice and reasonably priced. During a construction period in downtown Sarasota... More 

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Deerfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw the play Clever Little Lies and it was excellent. Small venue with good views from every seat. Not very expensive (compared to Chicago), parking is easy. Many nearby restaurants. There is an in-house restaurant that is inexpensive and is average in quality.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got tickets for "the Piano Men " last night. We were seated at a table with no view of the stage. So when the show started they moved us to seats against the wall, under the stairs. Not worth what we paid for sure.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Laughed from beginning to end! Excellent actors. Small theater and not a bad seat in the house. In the past I have sat in the back rows. The view is fine, but it does get a bit warm. Funny but a serious view of an unfaithful partner and how they deal with and move on with their marriage.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived in the area early & parked across the street, went to get a quick bite to eat and arrived at 6:02. We were told they had just shut the door to the showroom & we needed to wait. We did....along with another couple who came from the bar area downstairs, until 6:10 when the house manager came. THEN... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time visiting the theatre. Clever Little Lies was a great performance. Service in the restaurant was a bit slow. 10 min after we were seated before drink order was taken. The food was good. Wife's food was cold and had to be sent back. But these things can happen anywhere. Overall great experience!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Is the best event that we've seen so far this year in Sarasota. The two "piano men" are wonderful musicians and singers and the songs that they feature are meaningful to me and my age group. It was a delightful performance by two outstanding performers!

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is an intimate theater with professional actors performing in very enjoyable plays. It is a subscription based theater with a large endowment. This allows them to put on professional plays bargain prices. Worth your time and money. A must see in Sarasota.

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New Baltimore, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

On a whim and to create something to do on Christmas Day we booked an evening dinner and performance. Both were very good. It's obvious that this is a professional and well-supported cultural resource in this sophisticated little city. Bravo all around.

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North Port, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Paper review was excellent and we totally agree. These guys are really great and play well. They do a skit about The Copa. Ladies, you may be chosen to be Lola😉

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