The Players Centre is embarking on a plan to improve its programs, enhance its reputation for artistic innovation and broaden its inclusiveness in performing arts.
Embracing the entrepreneurial spirit that has taken hold of Sarasota, The Players Centre will be relocating to the new Waterside Place development of Lakewood Ranch in Sarasota County. A new performing arts campus will be constructed on 4.5 acres in the center of the development.
The Players Centre will feature a 480-seat main stage auditorium with balcony seating, a 125-seat black box theatre, a 100-seat cabaret theatre with dining, and the main campus of The Arnold Simonsen Players Studio, which is the education arm of the organization. In order to maintain a downtown Sarasota presence, a satellite studio location will continue to operate in Rosemary Square.