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SCF Neel Performing Arts Center


SCF Neel Performing Arts Center Ticket Information Rental Information & Staff
Seating Chart College Events Community Events

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SCF Neel Performing Arts Center

Since 1966, the Neel Performing Arts Center has served as a cultural center for Manatee and Sarasota counties hosting both college and community sponsored events. Newly remodeled in 1999, the auditorium features a 65- by 40- foot stage, seating for 837, as well as wheelchair accessible seating and restrooms. The magnificent Elizabeth M. Eaton Memorial Pipe Organ, a 50-rank, 3-manual instrument built by master craftsman Charles McManis, was rededicated in October, 2000.

On the north east side of the building is The Gallery at SCF The Gallery at SCF provides dynamic exhibitions that embrace critical issues and connections between art, education and culture. 

Located on the west side of the building is the new David S. & Anne V. Howard Studio Theatre, the new home of Studio 84 Productions, the SCF student theatre company. 

 Seating Chart

 The Neel Performing Arts Center has two side aisles and a seating capacity of 837.  Wheelchair Seating is located House Right in Row K.

Click on the link to see the Seating Chart Picture

Community Events

All tickets for community-sponsored events are handled by the producing organizations and are not delivered to the Neel Box Office until one hour before the performance. Each producing organization's box office number is available by calling the Neel Performing Arts Center Box Office one month prior to the event. Our Upcoming Community Events are:

Paisley Craze

Paisley Craze

September 22nd at 7:00pm 

The British invade again — as a retrospective — when Paisley Craze takes the stage. The five-piece cover band will throw the ultimate ‘60s party in concert at LIVE at the Neel Performing Arts Center on September 22, 2018. Covering British and also American bands from the 1960s, Paisley Craze revives the decade’s worth of song as audiences relive the golden era of music. They perform everything from the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Animals to the Beach Boys, the Monkees and the Young Rascals, as well as psychedelic rock of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane and Motown greats like Diana Ross and the Supremes, Aretha Franklin, and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. All sales final.


Ticket Information

Tickets for the college events are available ten days in advance online and one hour in advance of each performance. Most SCF Music events feature general admission seating. SCF Theatre events have reserved seating. For more information, please call 941-752-5252.  Our schedule is subject to change. 

Rental Information

The Neel Performing Arts Center is available for rental to community organizations. For more information, please contact Allison Baker at 941-752-5435;

Neel Performing Arts Center Staff

You may contact the Neel  Performing Arts Center staff at the phone numbers or e-mail addresses listed below, or by regular mail addressed to: 

        State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota 
        Neel Performing Arts Center
        5840 26th Street West
        Bradenton, FL  34207

Allison Baker, Manager
Telephone: (941)752-5435

Box Office
Telephone: (941)752-5252

Jan Van Wart,  Auditorium Support Specialist
Telephone: (941)752-5248

Rick Michael, Auditorium Support Specialist                                                                          Telephone:  (941)752-5585                                                                                                                        

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations must contact the Disability Resource Center at least five business days prior to the event. Please contact or 941-752-5295.


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