Campus Life

Ticketing Information for
SCF Neel Performing Arts Center,
Howard Studio, and Studio for the Performing Arts Recital Hall

phone iconBOX OFFICE NUMBER: 941-752-5252


SCF Neel Performing Arts Center

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 hall features a 65 x 40 foot stage, seating for 830 patrons, as well as wheelchair accessible seating and restrooms. The magnificent Elizabeth M. Eaton Memorial Pipe Organ, a 50-rank, 3-manuel instrument built nun master craftsman Charles McManis, was rededicated in October 2000.

View the Neel Performing Arts Center Seating Chart >

Howard Studio Theatre

Recital Hall

Located on the west side of the building is the David S. & Anne V. Howard Studio Theatre, home of the SCF Theatre Program's Studio 84 Productions. The SCF Theatre program is under the direction of faculty and staff technical director who work with students to produce 4 to 5 mainstage productions each year.

View the Howard Studio Theatre Seating Chart >

Studio for the Performing Arts Recital Hall

Recital Hall

A few steps further to the east is the newly opened Studio for the Performing Arts Recital Hall. This 150-seat intimate, acoustically designed, and state-of-the-art performance space is perfect for smaller recitals, lecture recitals, and college presentations.


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

Seating Chart & Accessible Seating Information

The SCF Neel Performing Arts Center has two aisles and a seating capacity of 830. The Studio for the Performing Arts has two aisles and a seating capacity of 150. Neither performance space has a center aisle. Reserved seating events will provide an option for wheelchair seating reservation (in Row K on house right in the Neel and on the elevated sitting area on house left in the Recital Hall). For general admission events there is no pre-assigned seating for guests with disabilities. However, limited wheelchair seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. It is recommended that guests in need of accommodations arrive an hour before the show is scheduled to begin.

Hearing LoopIndividuals 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. 

Community Events

All tickets for community-sponsored events are handled by the producing organizations. Please note that many of these organizations have concerts at multiple locations.




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