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With 237 seats, FST’s Gompertz Theatre is our largest venue and is home to Winter Mainstage and Summer Mainstage productions. FST's Gompertz Theatre has been home to such past productions as Network, Something Rotten!, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny CashBuddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Bright Star, Million Dollar Quartet, American Son, Hairspray, and more.

Click Here to View the Gompertz Seating Chart


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

Accessible seating is available both in the front and back of the Gompertz theatre. Additionally, an elevator is available in the Hegner Theatre Wing lobby, allowing patrons to conveniently access seating towards the rear of the Gompertz theatre without requiring any stairs.

Dining Reservations

Mainstage attendees are invited to dine with us in FST's Green Room Cafe and Bar, located in the Hegner Theatre Wing. 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. 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.