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Large or small, casual or corporate - FST offers a central downtown location, perfect for any meeting, presentation, banquet or class.

FST is located near I-75, the Sarasota/Bradenton Airport and U.S. 41.

  • Accommodations for 10 to over 200.
  • Convenient location and ample free parking.
  • Perfect for training seminars, retreats, banquets, awards luncheons & meetings.
  • House Steward provided at no additional charge.
  • Bar Service is available at no additional charge in all theatre & dining spaces if the bar is already open. (FST maintains proceeds).
  • Catering services through our restaurant available upon consultation. View Our Catering Menu
  • Technical staff available for audio-visual starting at $35 per hour.
  • Plus, everything you would expect from Sarasota's Contemporary Theatre.

For more information on special events & availability email events@floridastudiotheatre.org to contact Franki Arroyo, Events Coordinator.

Rental Policies

Tours & Walk-Throughs   |   Available by appointment
Nonprofit Discount   |   Nonprofit organizations receive a 20% discount off the base rental fee by providing 501(C)(3) verification.
Liability Insurance required for all rentals
Rental Conditions & Guidelines

FST accommodated us every step of the way and allowed us to come to view the theatre several times. We had some unique requests and FST went above and beyond to make our day perfect. I would recommend FST to any couple who is searching for a unique experience for their guests and to support local venues like FST!

- Hannah Pogue, Wedding Rental in the Keating Theatre

I enjoyed the whole process of renting the venue at the FST. The process was stress free since I had the answers right away. The whole staff was very attentive, nice, and ready to help. I will definitely consider renting the venue again for any future events.

Angie Amezquita, Comedy Show Rental in the Keating Theatre