Arts in Sarasota

When you live at Wellen Park you’re never more than a short drive to some of the best cultural experiences along Florida’s West Coast. A city known for its vibrant arts community, Sarasota provides cultural experiences for every palate, and is just another way for you to have your best day ever – every day. 

As you settle into your new home in Wellen Park, we hope you take advantage of some of our neighboring cultural gems, and discover more reasons why our community is unlike any other.


Van Wezel Performing Arts Center

From spectacular Broadway musicals to popular comedians, the landmark Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall has been providing a broad spectrum of cultural experiences for the past 50 years. Situated on the Sarasota Bay, this world-class center features a jaw dropping backdrop for performances, and the opportunity to take a pre- or post-show sunset stroll along the Sarasota trail system that surrounds the venue.

Discover events and tickets across the hall’s most popular series – including Broadway, Classical, and dance categories, and start planning your perfect evening out.


Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe 

From thought-provoking dramas to entertaining comedies, the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (WBTT) is the only professional black theatre company on Florida’s west coast. The company provides a wide range of artistic endeavors including programming that supports young artists’ creative expression and performances that celebrate African American history and experience.

Find tickets and learn why Sarasota Magazine readers named WBTT the Best Performing Arts Group in 2018 and 2019.


Sarasota Ballet

The Sarasota Ballet has achieved national and international critical acclaim through the leadership of the Company’s Director, Iain Webb, and the athleticism and artistry of the Company’s dancers. With work featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, among others, the Sarasota Ballet offers over a dozen performances each season featuring dancers from all over the world.

The performance schedule highlights a wide range of the Company’s repertoire, and will leave you discovering the artistry and athleticism of these magical theatrical performances.


Sarasota Opera

A historic theatre, turned opera house, Sarasota Opera has been in the business of entertaining opera goers since 1960. A glamorous theater invites you to experience intimate performances with the perfect acoustics for a range of productions from early Italian Bel Canto to contemporary American opera.

Enjoy an upcoming performance, and indulge in the magic for yourself.


Sarasota Orchestra

Inspiring and entertaining music-lovers since 1949, the Sarasota Orchestra is dedicated to exquisite performance and first-class musical education. Each year the orchestra, which is the oldest in the state of Florida, performs more than 100 classical, pops, chamber music, and community outreach concerts. 

Be transported through the sound of music, uncover a performance perfectly suited for your distinct taste.


Asolo Repertory Theatre

A prestigious professional theater group, Asolo Repertory Theatre only offers around 15 performances per year that range from bold reinterpretations to provocative new work. The combination of talented resident actors with award-winning directors is known to attract guests from around the world.

Discover what is planned for this upcoming season, and encounter theatrical excellence.

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