Brighten Your Day In Hundreds of Ways

Discover for yourself why Sarasota County is a cultural hub filled with esteemed theaters, galleries, and robust music scene.

The Venice Symphony

Each season, this world-class symphony with a hometown feel presents seven shows that embody different themes. Their holiday concert is a local favorite.

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The Venice Theatre

Proudly offering the largest community theater per capita in the U.S., The Venice Theatre draws theater lovers from near and far with musicals, dramas and one-act plays performed on its two stages.

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The Venice Arts Center

With a central gallery and four satellite galleries, The Venice Arts Center hosts a robust array of permanent and visiting exhibits, as well as classes for people of all ages.

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Venice Institute for Performing Art

With the goal of fostering the local arts community with educational programs as well as inspiring the community with first-class entertainment, this arts center offers family-friendly programs throughout the year.

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Clyde Butcher Gallery

Veteran photography Clyde Butcher has captured black and white images of Florida for over 40 years. His Venice gallery features some of his most famous works, including pieces that were featured at the National Gallery in Prague.

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The Ringling, the State Art Museum of Florida

Created by circus magnate John Ringling and his wife Mable, this Sarasota museum offers some of Florida’s best and rarest treasures, including Ringling’s personal art collection, modern pieces, and special visiting exhibits.

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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

With a Sarasota bayfront location, this botanical garden offers lush horticultural displays and interactive experiences for kids. Yearly memberships and classes are available for children and seniors.

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Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Home of the Sarasota Orchestra, the Sarasota Ballet, and the Ringling Library Town Hall Lecture Series, this world-class center features over 100 events each season, including Broadway musicals, concerts, and speakers.

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Sarasota Opera

Entertaining opera goers since 1960, this glamorous opera house is also home to community outreach programs, including for youth in the area.

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Sarasota Ballet

Featuring dancers from all over the world, The Sarasota Ballet is a globally renowned organization with over a dozen performances each season and season tickets available for purchase.

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Asolo Reperatory Theatre

With around 15 performances per year, this is one of Florida’s most prestigious professional theater groups. Productions range from classical works to contemporary favorites and musical performances.

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Florida Studio Theater

Located in downtown Sarasota, this theater features up-close and personal mainstage, cabaret, improv, and children’s productions.

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The Players Center for Performing Arts

For those interested in trying their own skills on stage or watching locals perform, this center offers community theater options and a variety of classes.

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West Coast Black Theatre Group

The only professional Black theater company on Florida’s West Coast, WBTT produces musicals, comedies, drama and more, and offers a program for emerging writers to workshop their scripts with professional actors onstage.

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Sarasota Art Museum

In conjunction with the Ringling College of Art and Design, this museum features seasonally rotating exhibits of avant-garde pieces in a variety of mediums.

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