The world’s favorite little wooden boy comes to life like never before! This new, highly theatrical adaptation tells the story of the misbehaving puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy. Will Pinocchio be able to overcome his own naughtiness, resist temptation, and make his dream come true?  Find out in this imaginative retelling of the classic tale that teaches valuable lessons about love, family, and what it means to be human.

Pinocchio by Greg Banks and based on the story by Carlo Collodi, will play Saturdays and select Sundays from October 12, 2019 - November 16, 2019 in FST's Keating Theatre. Subscriptions and single tickets are on sale and can be purchased by clicking the button above or by calling the box office at (941) 366-9000. SUBSCRIBE NOW and see all 4 shows Children's Theatre shows for ONLY $20!

 View the Keating Theatre Seating Chart

Produced by special arrangement with Plays For Young Audiences.




Director | Jason Cannon
Scenic Designer | Lea Umberger
Lighting Designer | Michael Cummings
Sound Designer | Thom Korp


Judy | Samantha Dempsey
Pinocchio | Brooke Emmerich
Fairy | Tim Hiemstra
Lampwick | Marc Johnson
Cricket | Reilly O'Connell
Gepetto | Will Stapleton




FST's Keating Theatre is located on the corner of Cocoanut and Palm Avenues. For GPS purposes use the address of 1241 N. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236. To see a list of our buildings and shows, please see below. For more information please call the FST Box Office at (941) 366-9000.

BUSSES: please go to the corner of Cocoanut and Palm Avenues for student drop off.

FST Guide to Parking

Looking for a place to park? FST patrons have several parking options to choose from. Watch our parking guide below to see where each of your parking options are located.

For those who require additional assistance or handicap parking/drop off, please see the map below. Handicap parking is reserved for patrons with a handicap tag and is in the lot across from the Hegner Theatre Wing. If handicap parking is not available and you are dropping off a passenger, our lobby concierge would be happy to wait with them until you return. For any questions regarding handicap parking please call the Box Office at (941) 366-9000.

Drop Off Area for The Keating Theatre: on the corner of Palm Avenue and Cocoanut Avenue.