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Manatee Performing Arts Center

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Newsies Forever! Top notch live theater experience!

My husband and I had never visited the Manatee Performing Arts Center, but when we saw that they... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Tampa, Florida
Better than Expected Performances

Nice modern building. Quality bar. Comfortable theater. Big enough to feel like a "real theater... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
Saul F
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We are committed to being the community's premier theater and the region's center for cultural, educational and artistic expression. Our team works tirelessly to ensure that we deliver engaging excellence for all ages, through the talent we present...more
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502 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205-8660
+1 941-748-5875
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

My husband and I had never visited the Manatee Performing Arts Center, but when we saw that they would be staging a production of the Disney Broadway hit Newsies we purchased tickets immediately. What a pleasant surprise! We saw Newsies on Broadway and in two...More

Thank MLMpoohbear
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Nice modern building. Quality bar. Comfortable theater. Big enough to feel like a "real theater" but small enough that there isn't a bad seat in the house. The performances are very well done for a local playhouse. Surprising amount of talent but to be honest,...More

Thank Saul F
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Excellent show, highly professional, amazing dancing and acrobatics, This was 'Newsies', the cast was young but so very good. Parked right across the street. Seats were in the next to last row but still closer than many other theaters. This was not our first time...More

Thank m0smac
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Fun filled evening, great venue, strong performers and this was certainly a knee slipper. Choreography outstanding. Unbelievable scene staging switches. A fun filled Birthday for me.

Thank dssunbird62
Reviewed 10 April 2018

This exquisite and fairly new building is a welcome and beautiful addition to the Bradenton community. There is ample parking, including valet, if you wish to use it.There are two stages, and performances year round. We saw a performance of Little Women, and while these...More

Thank lindiron
Reviewed 23 January 2018

We have season tickets to the MPAC and want to support them. Their productions are good and they deserve our support.

Thank patsaddlemire
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We have been to several shows here. The venue is pleasant and parking is easy. The shows have been quite entertaining and a lovely way to spend an evening locally. They are extremely professional and well done. They also coordinate the near by Pier 22...More

Thank SRQ57
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I have been to several concerts at this venue. Small enough to be an intimate setting for old time rock and roll lovers like me. Typically easy to buy tickets early and get great seats. I was on the front row for one of my...More

Thank Buddy O
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

What a hilarious and well presented musical this is, performed by some extremely talented actors who can actually sing (and dance) and are brave enough to drop their pants.

Thank bblonde52
Reviewed 2 May 2017

It is a lovely building. The sound is also good. I have enjoyed a number of plays including some school performances.

Thank Martha Ellen T
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