Explore art and culture at St. Petersburg College
SPC students and local community members have access to a variety of state-of-the-art performance venues, exhibit galleries and museums where our students' talents take center stage.
Comotion Dance Theater
CoMotion, based at the St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus, is the resident dance company at SPC and is locally recognized for its professional quality performances. Scholarships are available to talented dance students.
From acting, stage production, costume and set design to house management, our theater program helps students explore their creativity and hone their stagecraft. Our theater facilities include the 500-seat Clearwater Arts Auditorium and the Palladium Theater in 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.
Performance is an integral part of each student's education. We offer a variety of musical performance classes including Madrigalians, College Chorus, Community Concert Band, Wind Symphony, Helios Jazz, Jazz band, percussion ensemble and steel drum ensemble.
Featuring regular exhibits of work from students and visiting artists, this gallery on the Clearwater Campus is open Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, please call 727-791-2548.
Downtown Cultural Arts Center
A leader in the revitalization of our cultural community, the SPC Downtown Cultural Arts Center is located on the SPC Downtown Campus, 244 Second Ave. N., St. Petersburg, and houses the American Stage Theater and shared box office for the Florida Orchestra and Palladium Theater.
Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art
Located on the Tarpon Springs Campus, the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art hosts 20th century collection centers around the work of Allen Leepa, Esther Gentle and Abraham Rattner. Check out the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art website.
Located on the St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus, this state-of-the-art performance hall seats 310 people and is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video projection systems. The Music Center features two Steinway concert grand pianos and a magnificent Heissler pipe organ built in Germany and later shipped and reassembled on site.
Natural Habitat Park
In a small corner of Seminole, SPC's 40-acre Natural Habitat Park on the Seminole Campus features a 200-yard boardwalk and 12 viewing stations.
Planetarium and Observatory
The St. Petersburg College Planetarium and Observatory offers two free public shows every Friday night when classes are in session.
Palladium at SPC
The historic Palladium Theater is consistently ranked as one of Tampa Bay's best, most affordable venues for classical, jazz, blues, theatre, opera, Celtic, comedy, dance, educational, literary, community events, and more. Located in downtown St. Petersburg, this community theater began in 1998 and became part of St. Petersburg College in early 2007. See what's happening at the Palladium.