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“Small venue with great performances.”

Florida Studio Theatre
Ranked #28 of 148 things to do in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 18, 2014

I would recommend having the meal before the theater/musical performance in order to get best seating. Usually the acts are quite entertaining. Small theater so get tickets well in advance.

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AudraL_FST, Public Relations Manager at Florida Studio Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2014

Glad to hear that you also ate at our restaurants before you saw a show. We are happy to hear that you had a great time!

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

We liked the first shows we saw at FST so much that we have been subscribers for both the Main Stage and Cabaret series since. We have never been disappointed. Excellent talent - interesting and very well done shows - AND - at subscriber's prices - an unbelievable bargain!!

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

The performances are a very high caliber! The acting is second to none with excellent choices for the shows themselves.

Thank Robonnie
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Have been a subscriber for over 20 yrs. The Mainstage has wonderful plays, the Cabaret is fun and very diversified entertainment. The new Gompertz theatre is beautiful.

Thank Valerie S
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

We recently went to the Cabaret for the Poem, Prayers, and Promises players. The group was really good. Great talent and fun to listen, and watch, in this small environment. The food offered was very good. Our only surprise were the tables. We reserved for a table for four. We actually got two tables with high chairs in a corner (not comfortable). It was difficult to have a conversation without standing up. Pay attention when you reserve, and ask questions, to be sure you get what you expect. Otherwise the place is great and we will go back soon.

Thank Denny K
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