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Florida Studio Theatre

1241 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5602
+1 941-366-9000
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Great local theatre

We Are long time subscribers and it is amazing to me how it gets better every year. Tonight we saw... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sarasota, Florida
via mobile
Mack was back

Saw Mack the Knife today, learned a lot about Bobby Darin by the performers,excellent performance... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
North Port, Florida
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • 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 5 days ago via mobile

We Are long time subscribers and it is amazing to me how it gets better every year. Tonight we saw the musical Once and it was spectacular. FST does a great job of recruiting talent from all over the country. Whether it is the presentation...More

1  Thank JordanS8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw Mack the Knife today, learned a lot about Bobby Darin by the performers,excellent performance on vocals and instruments.. Not sure how long this show will play, but if you want to entertainment, this is it

Thank golf076
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank blueskies18
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank egrlbk
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 27 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 6 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

1  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
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Myrna D
9 January 2017|
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Response from DrMike60 | Reviewed this property |
Seldom are seats available except single seats.