Theater takes the main stage at SPC

From acting, stage production, costume and set design to house management, the theater arts program at St. Petersburg College empowers students to explore their creativity and hone their stagecraft. Take a course or two, or earn an A.A. in our Theatre Associate in Arts Transfer Plan.

Noteworthy Work

Since its resurgence in 2011, SPC's theater program has drawn rave reviews for its work, including a significant collaboration with American Stage on the production of WIT. Two instructors have been honored with awards and SPC alumnus Russell Andrade recently performed in Sweeney Todd.


Our theater facilities range from the 500-seat Clearwater Arts Auditorium to the Palladium Theater in downtown St. Petersburg. The college also has forged strong community ties with American Stage Theater, Jobsite Theater, free Fall Theater and other local companies, giving students access to a variety of theater experiences.


Spring 2023:


by Sarah Ruhl
Directed By Scott Cooper

A modern retelling of the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of the heroine, Eurydice. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her recent past. This play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.


March 29-April 1 at 7 p.m.
April 1 and 2 at 2 p.m.
Cost: $10 suggested donation/ Free for SPC students/faculty/staff


Arts Auditorium, SPC Clearwater Campus
2465 Drew Street
Clearwater, 33765

Questions? Please contact Scott Cooper at

"Eurydice" is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

The Drowsy Chaperone image

The Drowsy Chaperone
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


Book By Bob Martin and Don McKellar/ Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison

June 23-24 at 7 p.m.
June 24-25 at 2 p.m.

May 22-23

Tech Interviews::
May 18

Rehearsals begin May 30.
Tech begins May 22

Arts Auditorium, SPC Clearwater Campus
2465 Drew Street
Clearwater, 33765

Questions? Please contact Scott Cooper at

logo of The Eurydice

by Sarah Ruhl


  • Rehearsals will be Tues./ Thurs. from 5:30-8 p.m. and Sat. from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Rehearsals start Jan. 31
  • Performances will be March 29-April 2

Please apply before Jan. 23.


All roles are open to any SPC student.

You can take theater classes as electives for your Associate in Arts degree or to meet common prerequisites for your chosen four-year major.

Learn more about learning plans for theater:

Explore SPC theater classes

A liberal arts education with courses in theater can serve as the foundation for advanced degrees and professions such as law, medicine and business, as well as teaching, acting, directing and producing.

Explore your options

  • SPC's Career Services 
  • My Career Shines - Plan your future with MyCareerShines from the Florida Department of Education
  • SPC Career Pathways - A partnership between SPC and the Pinellas County School Board that gives high school students free college credit for high school and technical programs.

By the numbers

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook – Job profiles covering hundreds of occupations from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Career One Stop - Tools for job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals from the U.S. Department of Labor
  • What People Are Asking - Florida job and wage data for specific areas from Florida's Labor Market Statistics Center

We are offering two $500 scholarships for theater students this term. If students are interested, they should fill out the paperwork found in front of CR 154 and turn it in to Scott Cooper. Actors will be required to audition for both plays if they would like to be considered for the scholarships. Technicians will be able to set up an interview with Scott Cooper to fulfill their requirements for the scholarship.

 I Am 4 Art, U Can B 2 Scholarship

Established by Diane Nelson and friends of the arts to provide assistance to students with demonstrated financial need, a 3.0 GPA and a commitment to complete a degree program in the Fine Arts.

Get details on how to apply for Foundation Scholarships like this or research other Financial Aid Scholarships.

Contact Us

Jonathan Barnes
Chair, Humanities & Fine Arts
Location: Clearwater Campus
Phone: 727-791-5997

Scott Cooper
Location: Clearwater Campus
Phone: 727-791-5988

Jeffrey Fabiszewski
Sr Administrative Services Assistant
Location: Clearwater Campus
Phone: 727-791-2548