Entertainment

Circus in Sarasota

Circus Arts Conservatory

In addition to putting on the ever-popular Sailor Circus each year, this circus center offers professional performances along with circus training and summer camp. The performances are usually held in a one-ring Eur…
Theater in Sarasota

Asolo Repertory Theatre

This lauded regional theater company is also an acting conservatory (in partnership with Florida State University). It presents a mix of commissioned works, classics and current Tony-winning dramas on two main stage…
Theater in Sarasota

Westcoast Black Theater Troupe

One of only two African American theater ventures in Florida, WBTT has a reputation for high-quality musicals and thought-provoking dramas. Through the company's mentorship numerous national and international career…
Opera in Sarasota

Sarasota Opera House

This elegant, 1000-seat Mediterranean revival venue was built in 1926, and the two-month winter opera season is a serious affair.
Comedy in Sarasota

McCurdy's Comedy Theatre

Within the walls of this recently remodeled, bright-purple venue in the heart of historic downtown Sarasota, a rotating cast of stand-up comedians put on intimate and highly entertaining shows. The theater also hous…
Cinema in Sarasota

Burns Court Cinema

This wee theater in an alleyway off Pineapple Ave presents independent and foreign films. It's run by the Sarasota Film Society (SFS; www.filmsociety.org), which screens more than 40 of the year's best international…
Performing Arts in Sarasota

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

This city-run arts hall hosts crowd-pleasing favorites, from touring Broadway musicals to magicians, ballet, pops orchestras and more.
Theater in Sarasota

Players Theatre

This highly regarded nonprofit community theater stages popular Broadway musicals, new plays and collaborations.