In Sarasota, all roads lead to the Sarasota Opera House, which is located at 61 North Pineapple Avenue. The historic House is just across the street from the Main Library in the heart of Sarasota’s Theater District, downtown.
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.
Parking Information for Sarasota Opera Patrons
Nearby Parking Garages
The Palm Avenue parking garage is located northwest of the Palm Avenue and Main Street intersection, just behind the Opera House. This garage is $2.00 to park on the night of an opera performance and Free to park on Sundays. Normal fees are $.50 cents per hour; max $12 a day.
The Plaza at Five Points, just one block from the Opera House on the other side of Selby Five Points Park. The entrance to the garage is on First Street, east of Central Avenue. The cost for parking is $2.00 per hour with a $6.00 maximum charge. The lot is closed from midnight to 6 a.m.
The garage at 100 Central can be accessed from Second Street, just east of Central Avenue. This is a free public parking lot located on the second floor of the building. It has the same two-hour parking limit during weekdays as other public parking areas but after 6 p.m., you may stay longer. Please do not park on the first floor of the lot. It is reserved for the patrons of the Whole Foods Market and you may be towed.
Additional Parking Information
Where Can I Park?
Valet parking is available in front of the Opera House one hour prior to curtain. There is usually somewhat of a wait following a performance because of the number of patrons using valet parking. We recommend using this service if you are running late, need special attention, or prefer the convenience. Tipping is encouraged.
Questions? Call (941)328-1300