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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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Funky Fun

This is like home entertainment, a comfortable, part of the scene (but you don't really have to say... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2013
Package deal

My husband and I try to spend 2 weeks in Sarasota every December and for our anniversary. This year... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2012
Carol B
Richland, Washington, United States
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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 13 February 2013

This is like home entertainment, a comfortable, part of the scene (but you don't really have to say or do anything) place. It is just what the real Florida is all about, and is special.

2  Thank noralyn
Reviewed 22 December 2012

My husband and I try to spend 2 weeks in Sarasota every December and for our anniversary. This year we bought the dinner and theatre pkg. from the Manatee Players website. It was absolutely wonderful. The dinner was at Pier 22, then we walked cross...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 5 December 2012

Great plays with super talent! Most of the talent is from the local schools. These kids are unbelievable. It is affordable and a charming location.

Thank BaileyBoy007
Reviewed 31 October 2012

My prize possession each year is my sesason ticket to the Manatee Players Theatre. They present great shows and the actors and actresses all seem to be enjoying themselves as they are performing for us. After eating at Pier 22, Manatee Players is just across...More

Thank Edie481
Reviewed 11 October 2012

Saw "Walk the Line" at the theatre. It well done. The volunteers assisting with seating happened to be from Tree Lakes Resort; where we stayed Dec 2011-April 2012. It was a fun night plus we got to see some of the people we knew.

Thank TnDucki
Reviewed 18 September 2012

The theatre is easy to find right at the water. There are lots of restaurants to eat very close. We love to go there!

Thank Ruth K
Reviewed 11 August 2012

But this tends to be overdone and amateurish. We found the acting weak and not worth the price when there are so many alternatives in the area.

1  Thank flsunshinegal
Reviewed 25 July 2012

I really enjoy their shows. I've only been to 2, but really liked them. It was in their old location which they definately need to replace. The players are professional and very good. I love the Broadway and Muisicals they do.

Thank BJ G
Reviewed 22 June 2012

A friend is involved in this wonderful volunteer theater and left me ticket when I was in Bradenton house-sitting for her and her husband What a treat. This may be a community theater, but their was nothing cut-rate about the production I attended. Everything was...More

Thank JHazlett
Reviewed 13 June 2012

This community theatrical group competes nationally and has won awards more than once. We always enjoy their productions, but are not season subscribers, as we prefer to watch newer plays. They will move into a new venue soon, which is needed. This is a valuable...More

Thank 2Starbirders
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