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At Florida Studio Theatre, theatre takes center stage 365 days a year, so live events are our specialty. From wedding celebrations to corporate retreats, FST knows how important it is for events to be fun, memorable, and professional. Large or small, casual or corporate, FST has something for every event and individual.

For more information on special events & availability email [email protected] to contact Franki Arroyo, Events Coordinator.

  • Accommodations for 10 to over 200.
  • Convenient location in Downtown Sarasota.
  • Technical staff available for audio-visual starting at $35 per hour.
  • Ticketing Services through the FST Box Office starting at $150
  • Catering services through our restaurant available upon consultation. View Our Catering Menu
  • Plus, everything you would expect from Sarasota's Contemporary Theatre.

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

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. 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!

- Hannah Pogue, Wedding Rental in the Keating Theatre

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Does your event need microphone(s), projector/screen, stage lights on, or an auxiliary connection to play audio through FST speakers?

Don't worry - FST may still be able to accommodate your needs. Technical requests must be approved by FST Production Department prior to contracting. Additional fees may be associated.

Good news - these services are available through the production fee ($35/hr)

Is this a ticketed event?

Good news - FST offers ticketing services through our Box Office starting at $150. Set your seating style and ticket prices and we'll handle the rest. FST only retains the cost of ticket printing (25 cents per ticket sold) from event ticket sales.

Are you interested in catering?

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