Campus Life

SCF Performing Arts Venues on the Bradenton Campus
Neel Performing Arts Center, Howard Studio Theatre and Studio for the Performing Arts Recital Hall

Welcome to Performing Arts @ SCF.

Please visit our Events Calendar for upcoming events and to purchase tickets. 

SCF Neel Performing Arts Center

Neel Performing Arts Center

Since 1966, the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center has served as a cultural center for Manatee and Sarasota counties hosting both College and community-sponsored events. The main performance hall remodeled in 1999 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-manual instrument built by master craftsman Charles McManis, was rededicated in October 2000.

View the Neel Performing Arts Center Seating Chart >

David S. and Anne V. Howard Studio TheatreRecital Hall

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

View the Howard Studio Theatre Seating Chart >

Studio for the Performing Arts Recital Hall

Studio for the Performing Arts Recital Hall

A few steps further to the east is the Studio for the Performing Arts Recital Hall which opened in 2021. The 150-seat, acoustically designed, state-of-the-art performance space is perfect for smaller recitals, lectures and College presentations.

View the Studio for the Performing Arts Recital Hall Seating Chart >


The Gallery at SCF

On the northeast side of the Building 11 is The Gallery at SCF which provides dynamic exhibitions that embrace critical issues and connections between art, education and culture.

Community Events handling own ticket sales

Please contact the producing organizations directly to purchase tickets for community-sponsored events not sold through the SCF Box Office. Please note that many of these organizations have concerts at multiple locations.



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