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Welcome to the Florida Studio Theatre School, where we believe all who are interested in learning the art of theatre should be able to do so. That’s why, since 1992, our VIP Performing Arts Program has offered theatre classes to individuals with physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral challenges - completely free of charge.

In keeping with FST's mission “to make theatre accessible and affordable to as many people as possible,” this one-of-a-kind program creates a safe and supportive environment for students of all ages with special needs, allowing them to express themselves, gain confidence, and develop social skills through the art of theatre.

Led by FST’s team of professional resident teaching artists, our VIP Program is dedicated to meeting each student exactly where they are to nurture individual creativity.

We invite you or your loved one to discover an artistic home with the Florida Studio Theatre School.

The VIP Program is currently at capacity. For more information or to be put on the waitlist contact the FST School at 941.366.1350 or fstschool@floridastudiotheatre.org.

FST’s VIP program is a lifeline for my girls! It has helped them grow, express, feel, love, and explore. The staff’s tireless patience, energy, creativity, friendship, humor, compassion, and plain love for our family is admirable and so appreciated. I cannot thank the creators, educators, and supporters of the VIP program enough for their support and vision for such an instrumental program in our lives.

-Julie Audet, Parent

FST’s VIP program creates a rare opportunity for the students to grow and build their confidence level in a judgment-free environment. Our daughter has been able to gain the competency she lost during her years of cancer treatment through your program’s consistency and high levels of teaching. Students really thrive in your class!

Lorraine Durinzi, Parent