5 Theaters to Visit in the Sarasota Area
Whether you have a love for theatre or are just looking for an exciting thing to do when taking a pause from the water, there are a variety of theaters here! Take a break from the sun this summer by seeing exciting productions at one of the many theaters we have here in the Sarasota area.
Asolo Repertory Theater
Every season, Asolo Repertory Theater presents up to 15 extraordinary productions ranging from classical to contemporary.
- Beatsville, through May 27
- Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, June 7–July 1
Dog Days Theatre
Visit Dog Days Theatre in its inaugural season this summer! Dog Days Theatre will produce modern plays featuring professional actors from the Sarasota area and the country as well as students from the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training.
- Relatively Speaking
- Double Indemnity
Florida Studio Theatre
Known for its hip and contemporary productions, Florida Studio Theatre is actually a campus of multiple, intimate theaters. Each of the theaters are small, but they create the perfect setting for you to fully immerse yourself in the productions.
- Burt & Me, May 31–June 18 at
- The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, July 5–Aug. 6
- Doublewide, Aug. 2–20
- The Jersey Tenors, June 13–July 16
- The Blue Eyed Bettys, July 18–Aug. 20
- Roar! The Music of the 1920’s and Beyond, Aug. 22–Sept. 24
- Rich Girl, through May 26
- Older Than Dirt, through June 4
- 17 Improv Festival, July 13–15
- Just For Laughs, June and July
McCurdy’s Comedy Theater
For the stand-up comedian lovers, this downtown spot is for you! See topnotch performances in a state-of-the-art facility featuring nationally renowned acts. You can also enjoy great food and drinks in the showroom before or after the show.
- Dwight Slade, May 19–21
- Following Jesus with a Rock n Roll Heart, May 23 and June 20
- Ken Miller, May 24–28
- Rob Little, May 31–June 4
- La Hardy, June 7–11
- And so much more!
Players Centre for Performing Arts
Watch educational and enriching theatrical performances at the Players Centre. Though The Players Centre categorizes themselves as a non-professional community theatre, there is a variety of exceptional actors from students to those with lengthy resumes.
- Beau Jest, June 14–25
- The Marvelous Wonderettes, July 12–23
- Arsenic and Old Lace, Aug. 9–20
- Mammoth Bones, Aug. 22–27