Florida Studio Theatre (FST) is Sarasota’s contemporary theatre. Founded in 1973, FST has grown to a village of five theatres located in the heart of Downtown, Sarasota. Each theatre is small in size and large in impact — providing intimate, engaging settings for high-quality, professional performances.
Today, FST has established itself as a major force in American Theatre. FST is the largest subscription theatre in Florida and among the largest in the country, serving 230,000 attendees each year across its programs: Mainstage, Cabaret, Stage III, Children’s Theatre, Education, and New Play Development.
Florida Studio Theatre remains committed to making the arts accessible and affordable to as many people as possible. FST develops theatre that speaks to our living, evolving, and dynamically changing world. Hip and historical, entertaining and challenging, we are the theatre where the street meets the elite — where everyone is welcome to engage in the art of theatre.