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How to find Sarasota Opera House

The historic Sarasota Opera House is located at 61 North Pineapple Avenue,just across the street from the Main Library, in the heart of downtown Sarasota.

From I-75, take exit 210 then travel west on Fruitville Road (toward the beaches). You’ll take Fruitville all the way across town, past Highway 301, Orange Avenue and Lemon Avenue to Cocoanut.

Turn left onto Cocoanut. Make a second (almost immediate) left onto Pineapple, which angles into Cocoanut. Pineapple will take you right up in front of the Opera House, where valet parking is available for all Opera events one-hour prior to curtain.

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Parking Information for Sarasota Opera Patrons

Nearby Parking Garages

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Palm Avenue

Located northwest of the Palm Avenue and Main Street intersection, just behind the Opera House.

Time restrictions apply in the Palm Avenue parking garage: levels 1-2 are limited to 2 hours, & levels 3-6 are limited to 4 hours.

We have been advised that the Palm Avenue parking garage will be charging a $5 cash only pay-on-entry fee on the following dates:

March 2016: 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 27
April 2016: 15, 16, 17
July 2016: 4

Charging begins at 8:00 am.

While these dates are accurate to the best of our information, charges may also apply on other dates.

Plaza at Five Points

$2 per hour, up to $6 maximum. Located at 50 Central Avenue: entrance on 1st Street.

100 Central Avenue

Free public parking on the 2nd floor only. 4-hour limit. Entrance on 2nd Street.

Important Note
Please do not park in the parking lot of the William G. Selby Library or in the ground floor lot adjacent to the Whole Foods Market, as you may be towed.

Valet Parking

Valet Parking is available in front of the Sarasota Opera House one hour prior to curtain. Please be prepared for a brief wait following the performance for your car to arrive. Tipping is encouraged.

Questions? Call (941) 328-1300