Home to all things experimental, FST's Bowne’s Lab presents FST’s Stage III and weekly FST Improv Series. Furnished with a steam punk-inspired flair, this fun and edgy space sets the stage for artistic productions that challenge with as much gusto as they entertain. Past Stage III productions include The Last Match, Babel, The Nether, Cherry Docs, Hand to God, The Things They Carried, How to Use a Knife, Stalking the Bogeyman, and more.
We suggest that all patrons park in the Palm Avenue Parking Garage located on the east side of Palm Avenue, which is free for the first 2 hours.
Additional Parking is available, during evenings and weekends only, on all levels of the ICORR Garage located on the west side of Palm Avenue in the One Sarasota Tower.
Reserved disabled persons parking can be found in the First Street parking lot across from FST’s Hegner Theatre Wing.
There are loading zones along the corner of First Street and Cocoanut Avenue which serve as disabled persons pick-up and drop off zones.
Accessible seating in FST's Bowne's Lab is available on both the main floor and balcony level. An elevator is available in the Hegner Theatre Wing lobby, allowing patrons to conveniently access balcony seating.
FST Improv Dining
FST Improv attendees are invited to dine with us before the show, no reservation required, for a meal served conveniently at the same table where you will enjoy the performance. With a full food and drink menu featuring such favorites as Lobster Bisque, Coconut Shrimp, Tortellini Alfredo and more, FST’s on-site restaurants offer something for all tastes. If you plan to dine with us, please arrive one hour prior to your performance. We cannot guarantee that dining service will be available for those arriving 30 minutes before showtime or later.
Stage III Dining
Dining is available for most Stage III performances in FST's Green Room Cafe and Bar. Featuring such favorites as Lobster Bisque, Coconut Shrimp, Tortellini Alfredo and more, FST’s on-site restaurants offer something for all tastes. Reservations are required to dine in the Green Room. Make your reservation online by clicking the button below or by calling the FST Box Office at 941.366.9000.
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FST’s Gompertz Mainstage is our largest theatre, presenting the Winter and Summer Mainstage Seasons. The Gompertz Theatre has been home to such past productions as Network, Something Rotten!, Ring of Fire, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Bright Star, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, and Million Dollar Quartet.
FST’s Court Cabaret is a Parisian-style dinner theatre. Opened in 2013, the Court Cabaret has been home to such past original music revues including The 70s: More Than a Decade, The Wanderers, Light My Fire, That's Amore, and Unchained Melodies.
The Keating Theatre is FST's most historic building, presenting Winter Mainstage and Summer Mainstage productions as well as our Children's Theatre series. Past productions include What the Constitution Means to Me, Charlotte's Web, Maytag Virgin, America in One Room, Cinderella, Handle With Care, Pinocchio, and more.