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The Keating Theatre is FST's most historic building. Originally constructed in 1915 to serve as home to the Sarasota Woman's Club, FST's Keating Theatre is amongst the oldest serving buildings in Sarasota. Seating 173, today the Keating Theatre presents 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 VirginAmerica in One Room, Cinderella, Handle With Care, Pinocchio, and more.

Click Here to View the Keating 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 behind FST’s Keating Theatre off of First Street.


There is a loading zone located on the corner of Cocoanut Ave and Palm Ave which serves as disabled persons pick-up and drop off zones.


Accessible Seating

The entire front row of the Keating Theatre is accessible without stairs. There are also dedicated wheelchair accessible seats available in that same row.

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.