Florida Studio Theatre

Florida Studio Theatre

1241 N. Palm Avenue Sarasota, FL
Max Capacity: 240 people
Florida Studio Theatre is Sarasota’s contemporary theatre, located in the heart of downtown. It has been in operation in Sarasota since 1973. The Florida Studio Theatre campus is a village of historic theatres, each theatre small in size and large in impact – providing an intimate and engaging setting for high-quality, professional events. Near the Sarasota bayfront, FST brings an energy and vitality to the downtown area. Hip and historical, entertaining and challenging, we are the theatre where the street meets the elite, where everyone is welcome! With ten unique spaces available, there is something for any event!
Package Pricing

Goldstein Cabaret, John C Court Cabaret, or Bowne's Lab Theatre Rental

Attendees: 100 maximum | $600 Per Event

Keating Theatre Venue Rental

Attendees: 173 maximum | $800 Per Event

Gompertz Theatre Rental

Attendees: 237 maximum | $1,000 Per Event

Studio Rentals

$45 Per Hour

Green Room Cafe or Bea Friedman Room Rental

$150 Per Hour
Event Spaces
Bea Friedman Room
Bea Friedman Room
Bowne's Lab Theatre
Bowne's Lab Theatre
Goldstein Cabaret
Goldstein Cabaret
Green Room Cafe
Green Room Cafe
John C. Court Cabaret
John C. Court Cabaret
Gompertz Theatre
Keating Theatre
Studio A
Studio B
Studio C
  • Air Conditioned
  • Designated Bus Loading Area
  • Full Bar/Lounge
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Non-Smoking
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Credit Cards Accepted: All major credit cards.
  • Facility Location Setting: Florida Studio Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Sarasota, with venues on the corner of 1st St. and Cocoanut Avenue, as well as the corner of Palm Avenue and Cocoanut.
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 240
  • Nearest Airport: 6-10 miles
  • Nearest Overnight Accommodations: Less than 1 mile
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 10
  • Parking: Parking Garage Off-site
  • Seating Capacity: 240
  • Special Features: Catering services offered, as well as bar services. Technical staff available for audio-visual starting at $35 per hour.
  • Year Renovated: 2016
Osprey, FL  
Capacity: 150
$750-$5,000 per event
Historic Spanish Point’s 30-acre bay front site is a stunning, memorable, and popular venue for weddings, private events & meetings.
Sarasota, FL  
Capacity: 150
Three beautiful ballrooms available for weddings, graduations, anniversaries, birthday parties, teen dance, receptions, concerts, etc. of any occasion. Each room has tables, chairs, dance floor, sound system, and tablecloths; all included. Outside food and alcohol permitted or use our own. We keep the price affordable and work with you. Price is based on number of attendees and the times of the event, from when to when, and the type of event.
Sarasota, FL  
Capacity: 100
$20 per person
$2,000 per event
The perfect Floridian venue for small to medium sized events. The Terrace accommodates groups from 20 to 120 in our upstairs space above the Surf Shack restaurant. The Surf Shack below can accommodate groups from 20 to 100. Our space features a beautiful full bar, rooftop dining with the best views of St Armand’s Circle, a Piano Bar with live entertainment and both indoor and outdoor seating. The Terrace balcony can accommodate parties of up to 50. This beautiful space is outdoor Florida at its best while our retractable roof and side panels give you comfort that regardless of the weather your special event will go on without a hitch. We have great features you would expect to make yours a perfect event: Food and drink menus for a variety of budgets Live entertainment options Private or Semi-Private event planning Functional elevator or stairs for your convenience PA System complimentary Other A/V equipment can be arranged