Rental Information

The SCF Neel Performing Arts Center and Studio for the Performing Arts are available to rent for performances, corporate events and private functions.

Pricing and Fees

Technical Specs

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SCF Box Office

The SCF Box Office is located inside the lobby of the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th Street West, Building 11 East. The Box Office handles ticket sales for the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center, David S. and Anne V. Howard Studio Theatre, and Studio for the Performing Arts Recital Hall.

SCF Box Office new hours Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 12:00 to 5:00pm.  
SCF Box Office located in the lobby of the Neel Performing Arts Center.


Performing Arts Venues at SCF

For community events handling their own ticket sales, please contact the producing organizations directly to purchase tickets for community-sponsored events not sold through the SCF Box Office. Please note that many of these organizations have concerts at multiple locations.

Neel Performing Arts Center

Since 1966, the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center has served as a cultural center for Manatee and Sarasota counties hosting both College and community-sponsored events. The main performance hall remodeled in 1999 features a 65 x 40 foot stage, seating for 830 patrons, 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.

Parking Information:

Building 11 East – directly across from the Library & Learning Center. Seating for 830 with wheelchair accessible seating and restrooms.

Free parking on the day of the event is available in Lot H, which can be accessed from 60th Avenue West.


David S. and Anne V. Howard Studio Theatre

Located on the west side of the building is the David S. & Anne V. Howard Studio Theatre, home of SCF Theatre Program productions. The SCF Theatre program is under the direction of faculty and staff technical director who work with students to produce 4 to 5 main stage productions each year.

Parking Information:

Building 11 West – The Theatre is on the
west side of the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center. Music department offices, Howard
Studio Theatre, music rehearsal room, music classrooms and practice rooms

Free parking on the day of the event is
available in Lot I, which can be accessed
from 60th Avenue West.


Studio for the Performing Arts Recital Hall

A few steps further to the east is the Studio for the Performing Arts Recital Hall which opened in 2021. The 150-seat, acoustically designed, state-of-the-art performance space is perfect for smaller recitals, lectures and College presentations.

Parking Information:

Building 11A – The Studio is on the north side of the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center.  Seating for 150 with wheelchair accessible seating and restrooms.

Free parking on the day of the event is available in Lot H, which can be accessed from 60th Avenue West.


SCF Gallery

On the northeast side of the Building 11, The Gallery at SCF provides dynamic exhibitions that embrace critical issues and connections between art, education and culture. The Gallery features exhibitions on the Bradenton and Venice campuses as well as  objects from the permanent collection displayed in buildings at all three campus locations, is inclusive and innovative – holding fast to the best traditions and willing to explore new directions.

Hours

Regular Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Location

Bradenton Campus
Building 11 North


Tickets

Online – Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover are accepted for online ticket purchases. All tickets are sent to your email from ONTHESTAGE (no-reply@onthestage.com) with order confirmation as an electronic ticket (e-tickets). E-tickets can be printed or shown on your smartphone. The ticket will have a QR code that will be scanned for entry.

Phone – Call 941-752-5252 and pay by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. All tickets are sent to your email from ONTHESTAGE (no-reply@onthestage.com) with order confirmation as an electronic ticket (e-tickets). E-tickets can be printed or shown on your smartphone. The ticket will have a QR code that will be scanned for entry.

Day of Event – The Box Office opens one hour before any ticketed event. The lobby opens one hour prior to the scheduled event and the seating area opens 30 minutes before the event.

Payment – Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted for all ticket purchases. Online and phone patrons will recieve an email order comfirmation with tickets attached as a pdf file. E-tickets can be printed or shown on your smartphone. The ticket will have a QR code that will be scanned for entry.

Discounts

  • SCF students with ID: Must present ID at time of purchase.
  • SCF faculty and staff with ID: Must present ID at time of purchase.
  • Groups: Contact the Box Office at 941-752-5252 to discuss group discount opportunities.

Refunds & Exchanges

All sales are final – No refunds or exchanges will be provided. In the event of a cancellation for which there is no rescheduled date, a refund will be issued to the original form of payment.

Accessibility

All performing arts venues were designed to accommodate patrons with accessibility requirements. Accessible seating at the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center is available in Row K on house right of the Orchestra section, at the David S. and Anne V. Howard Studio Theatre in Row G on house right and the Studio for the Performing Arts on house left in the elevated seating area. Transfer seats may also be available, and ushers can store wheelchairs during performances.

We recommend that guests using wheelchairs notify the Box Office in advance and be accompanied by a companion to assist. Seating for up to three companions is available next to wheelchair or transfer-accessible seats. Depending on availability, seats for additional guests will be located as close as possible to the accessible seat.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations must contact the Disability Resource Center at least five business days before the event. Please contact DRC@SCF.edu or 941-752-5295. 

 Note: Wheelchair (remain in wheelchair) and transfer (wheelchair patron transfers to theater seat) seating is reserved for those with accessibility needs and up to three companions per wheelchair and transfer-accessible patron. Purchase or use of accessible seating by those without such needs is prohibited.

Assistive Listening Devices

Hearing Loop Logo

Hearing Loop is installed in all venues; switch hearing aid to T-coil.
For more information visit hearingloop.org.