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Manatee Performing Arts Center- MOVED

102 12th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205-7815
+1 941-748-5875
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Excellent new venue

We are so proud on how this organization has grown and how it is exposing local talent to a bigger... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2013
Tampa Bay, Florida
Excellent Local Theatre

This is a really amazing local theatre. It is located near the waterfront in a brand new building... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2013
clifton p
Sarasota, Florida
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Award-Winning state of the art facility offering a full season of productions, events, concerts, comedy and more. The Manatee Performing Arts Center features two theaters, rehearsal and classroom space and public rental spaces. A unique venue in which to see a show, or to host your own event! Our mission: "To represent, enrich and stimulate people through the art of live theatre by providing entertainment, education and an artistic outlet. The Manatee Players and its performance venue serve as a significant cultural, educational and economic resource for the Florida Gulf Coast region."
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
31 Oct 2013
“Excellent new venue”
26 Sep 2013
“Excellent Local Theatre”
102 12th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205-7815

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Reviewed 31 October 2013

We are so proud on how this organization has grown and how it is exposing local talent to a bigger audience. The new facility makes it look very promising on the type of bigger and better acts and productions that will start coming to the...More

Thank JOE J
Reviewed 26 September 2013

This is a really amazing local theatre. It is located near the waterfront in a brand new building convenient to downtown Bradenton. They opened the main theatre last year and a new small theatre this year. Two shows are going on at the same time...More

1  Thank clifton p
Reviewed 16 September 2013 via mobile

The New Manatee Players is beautiful. We went to see Les Miserables. It was well done. The cast so talented. Costumes right on. We were able to purchase wine before the show, reasonably priced. Looking forward to seeing Grease next. The shows are also reasonably...More

Thank Rockymed
Reviewed 28 August 2013

The new theatre is awesome and the level of talent in their current production is off the charts! Can't wait to see the next production!

Thank Ronne R
Reviewed 16 August 2013

The new theater is a Must Go, and the current show "Les Mis" is a "Must See" We are very proud that Manatee Players is continuing to grow and be a big part of the cultural seen in our area.

Thank hohome11
Reviewed 31 July 2013

The new Manatee Players Theatre has finally opened in Bradenton, a few blocks from the original and still functioning theatre, and it is a hit! The building is a beautiful addition to the re-making of the riverfront, and provides a comfortable and professional feel to...More

1  Thank Roberta G
Reviewed 5 July 2013

Manatee Players has consistently used great talents to grace their small stage. Now, they move to their much-deserved 'new house,' and so the professionals working in the area will meet a nicer stage and a happier audience experience. Wish they'd 'stretch' out a bit more...More

1  Thank JuneinNorway
Reviewed 23 June 2013 via mobile

Visited the theater for a showing of Cinderella with my two daughters age 4 and 2! The show was a production from a children's camp that the theater had hosted. The show was awesome with music and dancing and short enough to keep both of...More

Thank EppersonFamily
Reviewed 20 April 2013

I would like to say that this is the premier local theatre, but I would be lying. The actors do their best and the directors do what they can, but my experience was not the best I could have hoped for.

2  Thank Anne H
Reviewed 10 April 2013

We attended Miss Siagon last evening; the first show in the NEW theater! What a wonderful cast and wonderful performance. It is very difficult to single out the 'best' performer. Kim & the Engineer were exceptional; followed by another three or four who were 'tops'....More

Thank IslandSunAMI
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