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Florida Studio Theatre

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Address: 1241 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5602
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+1 941-366-9000
09:00 - 18:00
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Florida Studio Theatre (FST) is one of the major cultural resources in the...

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.

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Great Evening w/Longtime Friends

I must admit that hubby and I never would have gone to a show like this.....but our group of 18 made it all worthwhile. We were here for a friends' reunion. We arrived in time... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2015
Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

I must admit that hubby and I never would have gone to a show like this.....but our group of 18 made it all worthwhile. We were here for a friends' reunion. We arrived in time to order food before the show and the both of us shared the Mediterranean Platter. We definitely enjoyed it. As for the show....definitely check out... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Broadway it's not, but thoroughly professional, it is. With its new updated physical plant, FST has taken a giant step forward in presenting its product in a more comfortable venue. The Gompertz is virtually brand new and is now a great place to see a wide variety of different offerings. FSTs strength is in its dramas and comedies. Musicals are... More 

Thank JordanS8
sarasota, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2015

A subscription of either the winter or summer Mainstage performances is a true bargain. The price is low and the variety of plays is exceptional. The performers are excellent.The seating at the Gompertz theater is more comfortable than at the Keating but there is no problem at either theater in getting a full view of the stage. We are not... More 

Thank Phyllis P
Bradenton, Florida
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Reviewed 25 September 2015

This is a really fun show. We have been many times and are never disappointed. Christine Alexander and crew are hilarious!!

Thank Maureen D
Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 24 September 2015

After being given tickets for a show from a friend, our group of 6 are now winter and summer season ticket holders. Every show we have seen has been really entertaining, with exceptional musicians. For such a reasonable price, if you join the FST it is less than $20 per show per person....Love, love this cabaret theatre.

1 Thank mrskmole
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Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

The seating makes this venue one of the most intimate experiences ever. Close to the performers intensifies your experience. Try it once and you'll definitely go back.

1 Thank Paul E
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 23 September 2015

i spend a total of five weeks in Sarasota and attend a live theater event of some kind almost every night that I am in town. Florida Studio Theater always proveds me with a wonderful selection of things to see no matter when I am in town.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 reviews
Reviewed 23 September 2015

My husband and I have attended FST for three years, this summer we attended a great country music show. We paid a substantial amount for the tickets and were stuck along the wall behind a pillar. I had to get a chair from the side and sitting in front of my table to see the show. I understand that the... More 

Thank Kathleen J
Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 23 September 2015

The theaters have been remodeled and all seats are good. The actors and sets are very professional and if you love going to the theater you will not be disappointed. I have brought friends to a play and they are surprised at the great experience they had. There is a good mix of styles of plays and musicals as well.... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 23 September 2015

Excellent musical entertainment! Musicians and vocalist were exceptionally talented! We have never been disappointed at any of Florida Studio productions!

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