Southwest Gulf Coast entertainment

Top Choice Classical Music in Naples

Naples Philharmonic

Naples' 85-piece Philharmonic Orchestra is increasingly recognized as one of the country's best young orchestras. Andrey Boreyko was named as music director in 2013. The season runs from September to June, but the A…
Top Choice Theater in Fort Myers

Arcade Theatre

The 1908 Arcade Theatre is home to the Florida Repertory Theatre, one of the best regional theaters in the state. It produces popular comedies, musicals and recent Tony winners, such as The Seafarer.
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 Naples

Sugden Community Theatre

Home of the Naples Players, the Sugden boasts two state-of-the-art stages, on the boards of which are enacted seven main-stage performances and four studio productions each year, including four KidzAct performances.…
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…
Stadium in Fort Myers

JetBlue Park

March in Fort Myers means major-league baseball's spring training. Boston Red Sox ( fans literally camp out for tickets to JetBlue Park on Hwy 876.
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…
Stadium in Fort Myers

CenturyLink Sports Complex

The Minnesota Twins ( play in Hammond Stadium at CenturyLink Sports Complex, just southwest of the intersection of Daniels Pkwy and Six Mile Cypress Pkwy. During the regular season, the Fort Myers Mi…