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SCF Neel Performing Arts Center

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Since 1966, the Neel Performing Arts Center has served as a cultural center for Manatee and Sarasota counties hosting both college and community sponsored events. Newly remodeled in 1999, the auditorium features a 65- by 40- foot stage, seating for 830, 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.

On the north east side of the building is The Gallery at SCF The Gallery at SCF provides dynamic exhibitions that embrace critical issues and connections between art, education and culture. 

Located on the west side of the building is the new David S. & Anne V. Howard Studio Theatre, the new home of Studio 84 Productions, the SCF student theatre company. 

Non-Ticketed Events

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Music from a Distant River

November 1st 7:30pm at the Neel Performing Arts Center

Pack light for this musical expedition through tangled forests, dusky canyons, butterfly grasslands, an abandoned city, and a patient savanna.  Join SCF music faculty member Dr. Pete Carney, on a musical row down an imagined but not yet forgotten river. Carney presents a concert of original music where you might hear melodies from a past dream, or see villagers you think you remember. You might hear flowers in liquid colors. If this river ever existed, you’ve paddled here before. Pack light.

 Seating Chart & Accessible Seating Information

 The Neel Performing Arts Center has two side aisles and a seating capacity of 830. Please keep in mind that we do not have a center aisle. Reserved seating events will provide an option for wheelchair seating reservation, in row K on house right. For general admission events there is no pre-assigned seating for guests with disabilities. However, limited wheelchair seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. It is suggested that guests arrive an hour before the show is scheduled to begin.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations must contact the Disability Resource Center at least five business days prior to the event. Please contact or 941-752-5295.

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Community Events

All tickets for community-sponsored events are handled by the producing organizations and are not delivered to the Neel Box Office until one hour before the performance. 

Sundays at Neel

 2018-2019 Sundays at Neel season subscriptions are on sale now!

This year's lineup includes:
Nowhere Band - December 9, 2018
Kingston Trio - January 13, 2019
Simply Streisand - January 20, 2019
Alter Eagles - February 17, 2019
Broadway at the Movies - February 24, 2019
Jay White - March 24, 2019

Individual tickets will go on sale November 13th. 
For questions, please call the SCF Neel Box Office at 941-752-5252.

Ticket Information

Tickets for the college events are available ten days in advance online and one hour in advance of each performance. Most SCF Music events feature general admission seating. SCF Theatre events have reserved seating. For more information, please call 941-752-5252.  Our schedule is subject to change. 

Rental Information

The Neel Performing Arts Center is available for rental to community organizations. For more information, please contact Allison Baker at 941-752-5435;

Neel Performing Arts Center 

Telephone: (941) 752 5252




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