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Manatee Performing Arts Center

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Attended a production of Oh Freedom in 1/2019

Nice theater. The play I saw was in one of the smaller theaters in the building. At the same time... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Portland, Maine
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 August 20, 2018
Tampa, Florida
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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice theater. The play I saw was in one of the smaller theaters in the building. At the same time Pirates of Penzance was being staged in the big theater. It was pouring rain outside and I chose valet parking. There was one very efficient...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed August 20, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank saulaf54
Reviewed August 15, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank m0smac
Reviewed May 7, 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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank dssunbird62
Reviewed April 10, 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

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank patsaddlemire
Reviewed November 8, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank SRQ57
Reviewed October 3, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Buddy O
Reviewed May 4, 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.

Date of experience: May 2017
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