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Florida Studio Theatre

1241 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5602
+1 941-366-9000
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Won't Be Going Back

We made reservations for four a month in advance for dinner and show. They took us past first... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Top Rate Performance of 'Once' in an Intimate Theatre in Heart of Sarasota

Attended a show here last night and it was terrific! The theatre we were in is one of several... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“main stage” (8 reviews)
“cabaret shows” (6 reviews)
“small venue” (10 reviews)
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1241 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5602
+1 941-366-9000
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Reviewed yesterday

We made reservations for four a month in advance for dinner and show. They took us past first floor where tables were 90 percent empty. Climbed stairs to balcony and were given 2 separate tables along the back wall where you couldn't see the stage...More

Thank blueskies18
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended a show here last night and it was terrific! The theatre we were in is one of several theaters on a square block area of downtown Sarasota, within walking distance of the best restaurants in the city! 'Once' is a beautiful love story, set...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Beautiful small venue with a bar downstairs and dinner is served 1 hour prior to the performance. We sat in the balcony and there is an elevator to get up there. We had a great dinner, lots of choices on the menu and reasonably priced....More

Thank Cathy333P
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Two of us couples were here last night for the Cabaret -- ROAR. Absolutely a wonderful performance by the entire cast. We have been going here for 15+ years, and this was one of their best productions. Would certainly suggest that you try to get...More

Thank dwbfl0515
Reviewed 26 August 2017

a wonderfully intimate cabaret/theater in downtown sarasota. we attended on a night in which they featured a singer focused on songs from the 20's and 30's. really great show. cabaret has great site lines - you feel like you are on top of the stage...More

Thank jon s
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Florida Studio Theatre has two theatres and two cabarets with dining, located within two adjoining blocks of each other. We have seen many dramatic and comedy shows there, as well as musical performances at their cabaret. We recently saw the Jersey Tenors at the Court...More

Thank JohnBA7411
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We ate dinner and enjoyed a performance in the Cabaret Theater. This place obviously has been restored with great care - it is simply enchanting. The food was good, and the show (The Jersey Tenors) was amazing. This is a small venue (holds maybe 150)...More

Thank BrooksnMonica
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We were looking to get off the tourist trail and get involved in the local community and FST was recommended. WOW is all we could say, fantastic intimate theatre. We went to see Burt and Me, it was truly magnificent. The cast were great and...More

Thank hobokiwi
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

This is the second performance I've gone to at the Florida studio theatre. The first one was the Pianomen. Both were excellent. Had a great time. They serve you food at your table if you arrive early. The food is very reasonably priced. The service...More

Thank AJ K
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We have been season subscribers for 7 years now, and each year is just as exciting as the year before. Our first play there was "The Spelling Bee", which I had seen on Broadway and wanted my husband to see it and I wanted to...More

Thank ruth b
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Myrna D
8 January 2017|
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Response from DrMike60 | Reviewed this property |
Seldom are seats available except single seats.