Cultural Activities

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Performances for the 2015 season include Flashdance, Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band, Diana Ross, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Jersey Boys and Kathy Griffin. Please refer to the Van Wezel website at www.vanwezel.org.

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Van Wezel
Performing Arts Hall Phone: Toll Free (800) 826-9303
Box Office: (941) 953-3368
Address: 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Website: www.vanwezel.org


Top Sarasota Ballet

The Ballet boasts a repertoire that includes the great classics, works of internationally recognized contemporary choreographers, beloved classics, and original works that have received outstanding critical acclaim. The 2015 Winter Season run through May 1, 2015.

To receive a subscription brochure, call the Sarasota Ballet at 941-359-0099.

Sarasota Ballet

Sarasota Ballet Phone: (941) 359-0099
Website: www.sarasotaballet.org

Photo © Frank Atura

Top Sarasota Opera House

The Sarasota Opera House is a restored 1926 theatre in the heart of dowtown Sarasota. With fewer than 1,200 seats it is an intimate venue, and there is not a bad seat in the house. Performances for the Season include Tosca, The Marriage of Figaro, The Golden Cockerel, and Don Carlos. The Season runs through March 28, 2105. Performances are in Italian with English projected titles. For more information or to order tickets please visit their website at www.sarasotaopera.org

Sarasota Ballet

Sarasota Opera House Toll Free Phone: (888) OPERA-12
Local Phone: (941) 366-8450
Address: 61 North Pineapple Ave., Sarasota
Website: www.sarasotaopera.org


Top Sarasota Orchestra

Join Anu Tali and the Sarasota Orchestra as they perform an array of concerts throughout the season. Upcoming performances include Enigma, Oboe, Thrill of a Lifetime, Be Mine and Fantastique. To request a brochure, or to purchase concert tickets, call (941) 953-3434 or go online to www.sarasotaorchestra.org

Sarasota Orchestra

Sarasota Orchestra Toll Free Phone: (866) 508-0611 - Local: 953-3434
Website: www.sarasotaorchestra.org


Top The Asolo Repertory Theatre

The Asolo Repertory Theatre is Florida’s premier professional theatre and one of only four rotating repertory theatres in the country, performing up to four plays per weekend. With an accomplished resident company and guest artists from around the world, Asolo Rep has gained critical acclaim. Running from November to July, the Asolo Rep season provides a varied repertoire of classic and cutting-edge plays. This Year's productions include: The Matchmaker, Good People, Our Betters, Both Your Houses and more. Additional information, including show dates and how to order tickets may be obtained at www.asolo.org.

The Asolo Repertory Theatre

The Asolo Repertory Theatre Toll Free Phone: 800-361-8388 - Local: 351-8000
Local Phone: (941) 351-8000
Website: www.asolo.org



Sarasota...Circus Capitol of the World
Circus Sarasota

Since 1927, when John Ringling relocated his winter circus here, Sarasota has played a leading role in the circus arts, earning its title of "Circus Capital of the World." There is no entity that adds to this legacy or better exemplifies the living, breathing circus in our community than The Circus Arts Conservatory - an organization dedicated to sharing the entertainment, education and enrichment of the circus arts.

Sailor Circus Academy

Hailed around the globe as the "Greatest "Little" Show on Earth," the Sailor Circus Academy is America's oldest youth circus. More than 100 area students ranging from 4th to 12th grade are trained in various circus arts disciplines that include everything from clowning, juggling and unicycle to the flying trapeze, high-wire walking, aerial silks and more. Students participate in two annual productions - the Holiday Spectacular Shows that run in late December and Spring Shows that begin the end of March. For more information, or to order tickets, visit www.circusarts.org or call (941) 355-9805.

Sailor Circus

Sailor Circus Academy Phone: (941) 355-9805
Website: www.circusarts.org




Circus Sarasota

Founded by world-renowned circus performers Pedro Reis and Dolly Jacobs, Circus Sarasota - the professional performance sector of The Circus Arts Conservatory - brings audiences captivating, world-class entertainment, showcased in a one-ring five star European style circus, under their nostalgic Big Top. Weaved with everything from the artistic and awe-inspiring to the dramatic and daring, Circus Sarasota provides a magical tapestry of the circus arts, all for your enjoyment. Various productions run from November through February with a summer production at the Historic Asolo Theater to round out the year. For more information or to get your tickets, visit www.circusarts.org or call (941) 355-9805.

Circus Sarasota

Circus Sarasota Phone: (941) 355-9805
Website: www.circusarts.org