Arts & Culture
The Gulf & Bay Club’s location offers you the opportunity to get more art and culture from your beach vacation. You can experience world-class visual and performing arts, events, and venues, in the neighboring city of Sarasota. Sarasota is one of the cultural centers of Florida, its rich arts scene rivals some of the biggest urban centers in the country. With dozens of performing arts venues, renowned opera, theatre and ballet companies, numerous art museums, a thriving visual arts community and art festivals that draw visitors from across the globe.
Artist Series Concerts
The artist series Concerts presents a series of concerts annually.
Asolo Repertory Theatre
Florida’s premier professional theater is one of the most important cultural forces in the Southeastern United States. Here you can see up to 4 different performances each day.
Florida Studio Theatre
Presents the finest in contemporary theatre. A beacon of the Sarasota arts and cultural scene since 1973.
Sarasota Jazz Club
Promotes, preserves, performs and educates others about jazz.
Dedicated to performing and promoting choral music of the highest quality.
La Musical di Asolo
A critically acclaimed international chamber music festival.
McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre
The theatre was established in 1988.
The Player’s Theatre
Year-round programming which includes a Broadway theatre series.
Sarasota Ballet of Florida
Ballet programming that incorporates classic ballet performed and choreographed by professional dancers.
Sarasota Opera offers premier performances including The Crucible, Don Giovanni, and Lombardi.
Sarasota Orchestra’s Symphony Center presents more than 100 symphonic and chamber concerts each year.
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
The historic hall entertains guests with a variety of music, dance, and theatre and comedy options.
Nationally acclaimed theatre offers shows year round in two theatres.
More Entertainment Opportunities
Lemon Bay Playhouse
The Golden Apple Dinner Theatre
Houdini’s Showplace Dinner Theatre
Venice Little Theatre
CIRCUS PERFORMANCE TROUPES
A Body of Art
Selby Gallery at Ringling College of Art & Design
The Collectors Wall
Ringling Museum of Art
Katherine Butler Gallery
Towles Court Art Association
Village of the Arts
Regal Hollywood Stadium 20
Burns Court Cinema