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Florida Studio Theatre

1241 N Palm Ave
Sarasota,  FL 34236

Phone: (941) 366-9000

Florida Studio Theatre

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) is Sarasota’s contemporary theatre, located in the heart of downtown. It has been in operation in Sarasota since 1973. The Florida Studio Theatre campus is a village of theatres – the historic Keating and Gompertz Theatres, the Parisian-style Goldstein and John C. Court Cabarets, 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, we are the theatre where the street meets the elite, where everyone is welcome to come and engage in the art of theatre.

During its history, FST has grown into a theatre with a budget of over $6 million and over 30,000 subscribers a year, the third largest subscription theatre in the nation.

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 major programs: the Mainstage Series, the Cabaret Series, Stage III, WRITE A PLAY, Education, and New Play Development.

Florida Studio Theatre has been in operation in Sarasota since 1973. During its history, FST has grown into a theatre with 30,000 subscribers a year.

FST presents contemporary American theatre year-round to the Sarasota audience.

To purchase subscriptions or single tickets, please call our box office at (941) 366-9000 or by visiting us online at

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Parking: Street, Parking Lot

Categories: Performing Arts Education, Theatre


Mon: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Past Events

  • ImprovBoston
    07:30 PM - 07/21/2017

    At Florida Studio Theatre

    Don't miss the two special performances by ImprovBoston THIS WEEKEND ONLY. For 35 years, ImprovBoston has been New England’s leading theater and school dedicated...

  • FST Improv When X Meets Y Friday June 30 at 7:30pm
    07:30 PM - 06/30/2017

    At Florida Studio Theatre

    When X Meets Y Friday June 30 at 7:30pm To love together is to laugh together. Watch some of Sarasota’s best musical improvisers make up a romantic comedy musical...

  • The 2nd Annual Back Lot BBQ
    06:00 PM - 06/06/2017

    At Florida Studio Theatre

    We invite you to join us for the 2nd Annual BACK LOT BBQ Fundraiser at Florida Studio Theatre. The evening will feature smoked BBQ with all the fixins’ from Sarasota-favorite,...

  • The Exonerated
    08:00 PM - 04/21/2017

    At Florida Studio Theatre

    Imagine spending days, weeks or months in a space that is cold and unfamiliar, with concrete walls and floors, and bars that keep you from going where you want....

  • Poetry Life Weekend 2017
    11:00 AM - 04/21/2017

    At Florida Studio Theatre

    April 21 & 22, 2017 is PoetryLife weekend, which brings together nationally-recognized poets, students, teachers and community members all in one place to celebrate...

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