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Florida Studio Theatre

1241 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5602
+1 941-366-9000
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Roar was fabulous!

Beautiful small venue with a bar downstairs and dinner is served 1 hour prior to the performance... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
Sarasota Florida

Two of us couples were here last night for the Cabaret -- ROAR. Absolutely a wonderful performance... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Parrish, Florida
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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.
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  • Average6%
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1241 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5602
+1 941-366-9000
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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 5 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

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
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

This is the second performance I've gone to at the Florida studio theatre. The first one was the Pianomen. Both were excellent. Had a great time. They serve you food at your table if you arrive early. The food is very reasonably priced. The service...More

Thank AJ K
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We have been season subscribers for 7 years now, and each year is just as exciting as the year before. Our first play there was "The Spelling Bee", which I had seen on Broadway and wanted my husband to see it and I wanted to...More

Thank ruth b
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This sweet intimate theater is a cross between a dinner theater and bistro cabaret! We had excellent service, frat seats....actually because it's so small all seats are good-ish. Normally I don't like mezzanine but this may be the exception! Value priced Your experience will be...More

Thank MelindaLee7
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Great shows at the Cabaret theatre. We have been going for a few years now, and never disappointed. We usually book the three show season ticket and get great value for money. The shows are all varied, but we have just seen one of the...More

Thank Alan K
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Myrna D
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Seldom are seats available except single seats.