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Florida Studio Theatre

1241 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5602
+1 941-366-9000
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Intimate Cabaret and Dining Experience

Florida Studio Theatre has two theatres and two cabarets with dining, located within two adjoining... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarasota, Florida
A blast from the past!

We ate dinner and enjoyed a performance in the Cabaret Theater. This place obviously has been... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1241 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5602
+1 941-366-9000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 3 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
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We are long-time subscribers to the Main Stage, but we now also subscribe to the Bowne's Theater series as well. Wow, these are amazing, thought provoking plays. This is not Mary Poppins or Carousel, these are profoundly serious plays that are relevant to issues today....More

Thank Sharon Z
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We recently went to see the piano man show and a great little Theatre downtown Sarasota. Six friends decided to go out for a night in Sarasota. We got our tickets late so we didn't get the tables downstairs. When we arrived the show manager...More

Thank Patsytav
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We took our friends Cindy and Suzie to the play and was thoroughly entertained and our lobster bisque soup was delicious we all had the bisque from the green room the theater was very interesting place just beautiful and the atmosphere was excellent and we...More

Thank Bruce W
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Myrna D
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Seldom are seats available except single seats.