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SCF Neel Performing Arts Center

~The SCF Neel Performing Arts Center stands with arts organizations around the world as we navigate this difficult time together. For the rest of 2020, we are offering livestreams on the SCF Music Facebook page and an online presentation of the musical, Children of Eden. These events that you love are now available for you to view from the safety of your home. We hope that you will join us and thank you for your continued support as we all look forward to when we can be in the Neel again.~

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 830, 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 SCF student theatre company. 

 Seating Chart & Accessible Seating Information


 The Neel Performing Arts Center has two side aisles and a seating capacity of 830. Please keep in mind that we do not have a center aisle. Reserved seating events will provide an option for wheelchair seating reservation, in row K on house right. 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 suggested that guests arrive an hour before the show is scheduled to begin.

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.

Click on the link to see the Seating Chart Picture

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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. 


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 

Telephone: (941) 752 5252

Neel PAC Entrance




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