FST School for Adults

Welcome to the Florida Studio Theatre School. With offerings in Theatre Performance, Theatre Writing, Improvisation, and Theatre Appreciation, FST School classes include a wide range of opportunities year-round for adult students of all backgrounds and experience levels.

For more information about our current offerings and to enroll, click the "Enroll" tab above.

Whether you are just starting out on your theatrical adventure or are a seasoned performer looking to polish your skills, our teaching staff of professional resident artists will help guide you on your journey as you make new discoveries, develop new work, and meet your personal creative goals. Guest artists from FST Mainstage, Cabaret, or Stage III, may drop in to work with our classes.

Class sizes are intimate, ensuring personalized feedback. Performance opportunities provide an outlet for students to showcase their work and gain experience in front of a live audience.

We invite you to discover your artistic home with the Florida Studio Theatre School.


Unless otherwise noted, all classes run in 8-week sessions, meeting once each week for a total of 8 class meetings.

SUMMER SESSION: Beginning the week of August 15, 2022
SESSION ONE: Beginning the week of September 26, 2022
SESSION TWO: Beginning the week of November 28, 2022
SESSION THREE: Beginning the week of February 13, 2023
SESSION FOUR: Beginning the week of April 24, 2023
SESSION FIVE: Beginning the week of June 19, 2023

For more information or to enroll, contact the FST School at 941.366.1350 or [email protected] or click the "Enroll" tab above.




Fight Call: Intro to Stage Combat *In-Person  | ENROLL
7-9 PM$199/5-week session


Advanced Scene Study *In-Person | ENROLL
7-9 PM | $199/5-week session


Actors Studio *In-Person | ENROLL
7-9 PM | $199/5-week session



Understanding Context: Game, Story, Scene  | ENROLL
Monday, August 15 | 6-9PM | $75

The First 30 Seconds of Your Scene | ENROLL
Tuesday, August 16 | 6-9PM | $75

Forwarding The Scene: Broad vs. Deep | ENROLL
Wednesday, August 17 | 6-9PM | $75

The Ending is in The Beginning | ENROLL
Thursday, August 18 | 6-9PM | $75



Short-Form Improv Intensive *In Person | ENROLL
August 22 & August 23 | 6-9PM | $75/two classes

The Harold Improv Intensive *In Person | ENROLL
August 24 & August 25 | 6-9PM | $75/two classes

Long-Form Improv Intensive *In Person | ENROLL
August 29 & August 30 | 6-9PM | $75/two classes

Free-Form Improv Intensive *In Person | ENROLL
August 31 & September 1 | 6-9PM | $75/two classes

Musical Improv Intensive *In Person | ENROLL
September 6 & September 7 | 6-9PM | $75/two classes

Comedic Storytelling Intensive *In Person | ENROLL
September 12 & September 13 | 6-9PM | $75/two classes

Sketch Comedy Writing Intensive *In Person | ENROLL
September 14 & September 15 | 6-9PM | $75/two classes

Theatrical Intimacy Workshop *In Person | ENROLL
September 15 | 2-4PM | $35

Directing Improv Intensive *In Person | ENROLL
September 21 & September 22 | 6-9PM | $75/two classes



Behind the Scenes *In-Person | Various Times | ENROLL
$199/8-week session


Improv Drop-In *In-Person | 3-5PM | ENROLL


For more information or to enroll, contact the FST School at 941.366.1350 or [email protected] or click the "Enroll" tab above.



Below is a complete catalogue of all FST School year-round offerings. For a schedule of classes currently running, click the ENROLL tab above. Please note: Not all classes are offered every session.


Acting 101-401
Acting for Improvisers
Flying Solo
Cabaret Performance
Musical Theatre Dance
Page to Stage


Comedic Storytelling 101-201
Playwriting 101-301
Sketch Comedy Writing 101-301 
Spoken Memoir 
Mastering Story Structure


Improv 101-601
Improv Drop-In
Musical Improv 101-501
Forever Improv
Improv for Everyone
Improv for Life
Comedy Academy
Directing Improv


Behind the Scenes
Reader’s Circle
Masterclass Series
No Fear Shakespeare


Singing For The Cabaret
Movement & Dance Drop-In
Fight Call: Intro to Stage Combat


Meet Your Instructors

For more information or to enroll, contact the FST School at 941.366.1350 or [email protected] or click the "Enroll" tab above.


The Florida Studio Theatre School awards full and partial scholarships based on merit and financial need. FST’s mission includes a strong commitment to making theatre affordable and accessible to as many people as possible. In keeping with that mission, FST’s scholarship programs covers enrollment costs for 15% of students every year. Individual scholarships vary and can cover a single class or a full year of classes to ensure that all students interested in learning the art of theatre are able to do so.


Click here to complete your Scholarship Application online.

To apply by mail, download your Scholarship Application here and return it to us it to the address below:

Attn: FST School
Florida Studio Theatre
1241 North Palm Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236

For more information about scholarships and eligibility, contact [email protected] or call 941.366.1350.

Support the FST Scholarships Fund

Click here to learn more about how you can make a contribution to the FST School Scholarship fund and help increase access to the art of theatre.


The CDC has updated its guidelines to masks recommended in Sarasota County for indoor, public settings. Protocols may be revisited and revised based on CDC guidance.

Click here to learn more about FST's most up-to-date safety protocols.