Our Theater

Sarasota Opera owns and performs in the historic Sarasota Opera House. The building has recently undergone a $20-million rehabilitation to restore the beauty of the 1920's theater, while creating an up-to-date opera house for the 21st century.

Read more about the Sarasota Opera House 


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Lee and Bob Peterson Great Room

Our largest space, the Peterson Great Room, is flexible – able to seat hundreds of guests for board meetings, lectures, or dinner and dancing.

Lee and Bob Peterson Great Room Capacity: 339

Monday – Sunday
Non-profit rate
Commercial Rate
Set as a meeting room $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Set as a banquet hall $1,500.00 $1,500.00


These rates include:  
  • Room or hall reserved
  • Set up of tables and chairs
  • Standard housekeeping service
  • Heat, air conditioning as installed on premises
  • Water as installed on premises
These rates do not include:
  • Food/ Catering
  • Cost of Liquor, bartenders and service staff
  • Advertising or promotions (i.e. tickets, invitations)
  • Piano Tuning
  • Screens or projectors
  • Event staff
  • Valet Parking
  • Linens
  • Additional tables and chairs beyond the number provided by the opera house
  • Applicable State and Local Sales Tax

All rates and information are subject to change without notice. For more information and date availability, please contact Jim Reid, Director of Theater Operations, by emailing OperaHouseRentals@SarasotaOpera.org