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 our Theatre Associate in Arts Transfer Plan to attend the University of South Florida Tampa.

Check out SPC Theater performance opportunities or attend any of our upcoming plays. Performances take place at the SPC Arts Auditorium on the Clearwater Campus at 2465 Drew St., unless otherwise noted.

Tickets

Tickets are only available at the Arts Auditorium on the day of the show, beginning 1 hour before the performance starts. Cash or credit (no American Express).

Admission (except for Summer): Free to SPC students and staff, $10 general admission, and $5 non-SPC students.

Summer admission: Free to SPC students and staff, $15 general admission, and $10 non-SPC students.

2019-20 Season

Fall

The Laramie Project

THE LARAMIE PROJECT

by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project

Auditions: Aug. 21 and 22, 5-8 p.m.
A full rehearsal schedule will be provided at auditions. If you need more information contact cooper.scott@spcollege.edu 

Performances:

  • Oct. 8 will be an open dress rehearsal at 7:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 10-12 @ 7:30 p.m., Oct. 13 @ 2 p.m.
  • Oct. 17-19 @ 7:30 p.m., Oct. 20 @ 2 p.m.

Spring 2020

The Liar promo piece

THE LIAR

by Pierre Corneille

Auditions: Dec. 2-3, 2019, 5-8 p.m.

Performances:

  • March 24 will be an open dress rehearsal at 7:30 p.m.
  • March 25-28 @ 7:30 p.m., March 28-29 @ 2 p.m.

A full rehearsal schedule will be provided at auditions. If you need more information contact cooper.scott@spcollege.edu 

Summer 2020

Into the woods

INTO THE WOODS

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim/ Book by James Lapine
Produced by Special Arrangement with MTI
Tech Interviews: May 4, 4:30-6:30pm
Auditions: May 5-6, 5-8pm
Callbacks: May 7, 5-8pm
Performances: June 26-28
Information: cooper.scott@spcollege.edu

SPC Theater performance named Top 10 local production

For the second year in a row, St. Petersburg College’s summer theater production made the top 10 list from Broadway World’s Best Local Shows and Performances of the Year.

SPC Theater

Theater takes the main stage at SPC

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~Scott Cooper, Theater Faculty, SPC

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.

Facilities

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.

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

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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.

Jonathan Barnes
Chair, Humanities & Fine Arts
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Barnes.Jonathan@spcollege.edu
(727) 791-5997

Scott Cooper Faculty
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Cooper.Scott@spcollege.edu
727-791-5988

Jeffrey Fabiszewski
Sr Administrative Svcs Assist
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Fabiszewski.Jeffrey@spcollege.edu
727-791-2548