Manatee Performing Arts Center home of The Manatee Players, National Award-Winning Theatrical Group

Charity Event

Get a 'Sneak Peek' at The Mall at University Town Center and support the Manatee Performing Arts Center - Manatee Players!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
(the night before the center opens to the public)

Full info here!



New Season Announced!

Aug. 7 - 24, 2014 ~ STONE HALL
Sept. 11 - 28, 2014 ~ STONE HALL
Sept. 18 - Oct. 5, 2014 ~ BRADENTON KIWANIS THEATER
Oct. 23 - Nov. 9, 2014 ~ STONE HALL
Oct. 30 - Nov. 16, 2014 ~ BRADENTON KIWANIS THEATER
Dec. 4 - 21, 2014 ~ STONE HALL
Jan. 8 - 25, 2015 ~ STONE HALL
Jan. 15 - Feb. 1, 2015 ~ BRADENTON KIWANIS THEATER
Feb. 12 - Mar. 1, 2015 ~ STONE HALL
Feb. 19 - Mar. 8, 2015 ~ BRADENTON KIWANIS THEATER
Mar. 19 - Apr. 5, 2015 ~ STONE HALL
April 30 - May 17, 2015 ~ STONE HALL


Season Subscriptions are still available for the 2014-15 season! You can contact the ticket office to reserve your seats by calling 941-748-5875. The ticket office is open Monday - Friday from 9-5. Read all the info here! Individual seat tickets go on sale on July 2.


Complimentary Shuttles!

Complimentary shuttles are now running for patrons of the Manatee Performing Arts Center from the Promenade Condominium parking garage to the performing arts center. The Promenade condominiums are located immediately to the west of the performing arts center at 808 3rd Avenue West. This parking garage has more than 200 event parking spots. The shuttles will make continuous loops starting at 6:30 pm on Tuesday through Thursday, 7:00 pm on Friday and Saturday and 1 pm on Sunday. The shuttles will return patrons to the garage immediately after the performance. This is being provided in our mission to make your Manatee Performing Arts Center the best experience that it can possibly be.

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Individual tickets to Manatee Players' 2013-14 productions are on sale now! You can order on this website or call the ticket office at 941-748-5875. Individual tickets for the 2014-15 season go on sale July 2.


Special Event

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Now Playing!

April 10-27

Greater Tuna is set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas, the "third-smallest" town in the state. The play is an affectionate comment on small-town, Southern life and attitudes. The play is notable in that two men play the entire cast of over twenty eccentric characters of both genders and various ages.

Up Next!

My One and OnlyMY ONE AND ONLY
May 1-18

MY ONE AND ONLY takes the heart-stopping songs " 'S Wonderful", "Funny Face" and of course "My One and Only" from George and Ira Gershwin's FUNNY FACE, along with great numbers from several other Gershwin shows, and joins them with a new book which is frothy and fun. The show has more dancing than most, and the dancing is a great deal of fun.

Resale of Tickets

Under Florida Statute 817.36 Resale of Tickets, which took effect July 1, 2009, it is illegal for any person or entity to offer or resell a ticket to any performance at the Manatee Performing Arts Center for more than $1 over this not-for-profit institution's originally assigned price. Substantial penalties are in place for violators. All Manatee Performing Arts Center tickets are covered by this statute and contain a notice that they cannot be resold for more than their originally assigned face value. To keep our tickets affordable and accessible, violators will be prosecuted.




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