The Center Stage Capital Campaign

The Players Centre's mission is to entertain, educate and engage the community.

In order to continue our mission, The Players is moving from their 90-year home in Downtown Sarasota in order to serve a brand new community in need of the illumination the performing arts provide. 

How will The Players light up a new community?

  • Provide three new performance spaces with year-round programming of both non-professional and professional performers.
  • Attract, serve and entertain a projected number of 200,000+ local and regional visitors annually to the new campus.
  • Provide vital training for 500+ students in performing arts.
  • Provide scholarships to 50+ students annually through The Players Building Better Grownups Scholarship Program.
  • Partner with local businesses to increase economic impact by attracting visitors to work, live and play in the area.
  • Engage hundreds of local actors, instructors, designers, directors and creators as resources.
  • Maintain affordable ticket prices for community inclusiveness.
  • Provide 3,500 free tickets annually to underserved community members though The Players Charity Preview Performance Program.

Bring more community members CENTER STAGE!

Join the Center Stage Society by donating to The Players Capital Campaign!
In order to make the new Players Centre a premier performance and arts education facility in the Waterside Place at Lakewood Ranch, the goal is to raise $30,000,000. The generous lead gift of $1 million from the Muriel O’Neil Fund for the Performing Arts of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and the expected proceeds of approximately $9,000,000 from the sale of the current Players property will kick off the campaign.

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