About Us


The Glenridge Performing Arts Center (GPAC) is conveniently located on the campus of The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch, a Life-Fulfilling™ community of 90 acres on beautiful Palmer Ranch. The 260-seat theater is an attractive setting that provides an inviting atmosphere for high-quality entertainment for our many neighbors within Palmer Ranch and the surrounding Sarasota area. We stage a wide variety of professional and community programs that appeal to all ages – both children and adults. Our venue is available for rentals, workshops, concerts and performances whether for local arts organizations, businesses or schools to have “the best spot” to share their talents.



Our current shows!

Pine View Jazz Band

Saturday, May 3 at 8:00pm

Tap your feet and snap your fingers to the sound of Pine View School’s awarding winning Jazz Band. From sounds of the 20’s to music of today, let’s take a musical journey that reminds us why we love the sound of a Big Band! You won’t believe these are teenagers, including our featured vocalists, singing music of Sinatra, Judy Garland, Michael Bublé and more! Sit back and bask in the sound of 15 brass and woodwinds. You don’t want to miss this!


Booker High School

VPA Kids Touring Performers - Tonadoes!


Thursday, May 8 at 7:30pm

Booker High School is home to the Sarasota Visual & Performing Arts Center, where the Visual & Performing Arts (VPA) program provides highly specialized and intensive training for students who possess special talents in the visual and performing arts areas of dance, music, television and media arts, theater (performance and technical), and visual arts.

Tonight's show is a showcase of the very best of the VPA program. They are bringing a elite group of young adults who are going to sing and dance their way into your hearts.

The experiences and training provided at the VPA Center are designed to prepare the serious student of the arts for future study. After completing our program, 95% of these students are the recipients of scholarships, enabling them to continue their education in a college, university, conservatory, or professional school. The VPA is a countywide magnet program.




Forward Festival

Words and Music: Blythe Gaissert, Mezzo-Soprano, and Friends
Djorjde Nesic, piano

May 9th, 2014 8:00pm

Let the "eloquent", "sensuous" and "vivid" mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert take you in a journey through music old and new. Blythe comes to Sarasota by way of the Metropolitan and Los Angeles Philharmonic to present a program especially curated for the Forward Festival. She will team up with acclaimed pianist Djordje Nesic and other festival artists for a beautiful evening of works for the voice including Poulenc, Glen Hansard, and a world premiere from Richard Pearson Thomas.

Tickets for this performance, which is part of the Forward Festival, may be purchased here.


New Season Information

Please keep checking back here for the latest information on our exciting 2014-2015 season. We are in negotiations with new to Glenridge artists such as the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, and returning favorites like Steinway artist Robin Speilberg.



New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players.



Steinway Artist Robin Speilberg



General Ticketing Information

  • Ticket Pricing varies for each show, but at each particular performance all the seats are the same price.
  • Students are considered 18 years old and below.
  • Group Discounts automatically apply to transactions of 10 or more seats for a single performance.


GPAC ADDS NO FEES IF YOU MAKE YOUR TICKET PURCHASE ON THE INTERNET.
ONLINE TICKETS WILL COST THE SAME AS THOSE PURCHASED OVER THE PHONE OR IN PERSON.

All sales are final.
Exchanges are available until the show has started.





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