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.

SESSION ONE: Beginning Monday, Sept. 27, 2021
SESSION TWO: Beginning Monday, November 29, 2021
SESSION THREE: Beginning Monday, February 3, 2022
SESSION FOUR: Beginning Monday, April 11, 2022
SESSION FIVE: Beginning Monday, June 13, 2022

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




No Fear Shakespeare *Online | 11-12:30PM |  ENROLL
Regular Price: $149/4-week session

Page to Stage *In-Person | 2-3:30PM |  ENROLL
Regular Price: $149/4-week session

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


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


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


Singing For The Cabaret
Movement & Dance Drop-In

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.

NEW! Scholarship Fund for Front Line Workers

The Florida Studio Theatre School is giving back to the community by offering full scholarships to front line workers (hospital doctors and nurses, teachers, police, firefighters, and EMTs) and their families. Interested and qualified individuals and families are invited to call FST’s Education Department at 941.366.1350 for more information or click the links above to submit an application.

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.


At FST, the health of our Patrons, Students, Staff, Volunteers, and Artists is of the greatest importance.
Therefore, we are requiring that all adult students must show either:
  • A negative PCR COVID-19 test administered by a medical provider/official testing center no earlier than 72 hours before the time of their class OR a negative rapid antigen COVID-19 test administered by a medical provider/official testing center no earlier than 24 hours prior to the time of their class. Home testing kit results will not be accepted for entry. 
  • Both physical and electronic presentation of documents will be accepted. Photo identification must accompany the presentation of all documents. 
  • If students prefer, CDC or other official vaccination record showing the students are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least 14 days since the final dose) may be voluntarily presented before the first class as an acceptable alternative to negative COVID-19 test results.  
  • All students, regardless of vaccination or testing status, must wear masks over their nose and mouth at all times while inside FST, aside from limited periods during socially-distanced scene work on stage when masks may be briefly lowered.
We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.  We look forward to seeing you at the theatre.