The new, state-of-the-art theatre and education complex will become an iconic landmark at the gateway to downtown for generations to come. The stunning space will include:

– A 350-seat preeminent mainstage theatre, with comfortable seating, and handicapped-accessibility
– A flexible 125-seat studio space.
– An education wing with rehearsal rooms, performance spaces, classrooms and a student lounge.
– A large rehearsal room also available for special events and rentals.
– A grand lobby with cafe, bar, lounge, and outdoor terrace.
– On-site parking for all those attending performances


To produce Broadway-quality theatre, we need a Broadway-quality stage. The proscenium mainstage will have the exact dimensions of a Broadway theatre while maintaining the intimacy patrons have come to expect. With a stage this size – complete with state-of-the-art technology – anything will be possible at Gulfshore Playhouse. Our diverse repertoire will feature productions of unparalleled quality: dynamic dramas, uproarious comedies, soaring musicals, and thought-provoking world premieres and contemporary pieces. On top of that, this space is perfectly sized to create work that will easily transfer to a Broadway stage. We want to create only the best for Naples, and this grand proscenium stage will be perfectly suited to the task.


The bar area is one of our exciting focal points in the Grand Lobby. While a café by day, at night – before, during and after a show – guests can help themselves to delectable small bites as well as craft libations. In what is sure to be a lively and bustling space for mingling, this exquisite lobby will welcome guests at all times of the day.


The Akin Grand Lobby will be the heart and soul of the new Gulfshore Playhouse Cultural Campus. Open and inviting, this distinctive space featuring fine finishes and broad airy windows will be a welcoming beacon from the street. Guests can linger, enjoy the open air and complimentary WiFi amongst comfortable seating, beautiful views, and the promise of engaging interactions.


A stunning concierge desk greets guests upon arrival. Walk up to this beautiful architecturally curved station and one of our attendants will assist you with ticket purchases or provide information about an upcoming show or program.


As you enter the mainstage theatre, you’re immediately transported into another world. Decorated in cerulean blues to represent the Gulf of Mexico, you’ll feel right at home in this state-of-the-art theatre complimented by perfect sightlines, acoustics and lighting. The mainstage is the same size as a Broadway stage. House seating can accommodate 350 patrons – 250 on the Orchestra level, another 100 on the Mezzanine level, and additional VIP seating on the Box level.


For any theatre, ample rehearsal space is crucial to quality productions and the creative process; Gulfshore Playhouse is no exception. In Naples, however, where high-quality event space is largely unavailable, this room is all the more necessary. This important space will not only be home to rehearsals, artist and director talks, readings, opening night parties, and education events, but will be available as a rental space for luncheons, galas, weddings, and parties.


Gulfshore Playhouse’s Studio Theatre will be a fully outfitted 125-seat flexible space. This second theatre space will enable us to provide our audiences with diversity in programming, featuring thought-provoking dramas, small-cast comedies and new works. While a large-scale musical is showcased on our mainstage, an edgy new work could be presented in the studio, concurrently. While a classic comedy performs in the main theatre, a STAR Academy education production could be hosted in the studio.


The Rooftop Terrace will be a beautiful extension of the intimate gathering spaces, with a generous glimpse of the outdoor surroundings. Patrons will be able to relax and meet friends before and after performances and during intermissions while also enjoying refreshments and sparkling conversation.


This space will include a variety of classrooms, rehearsal studios, performance spaces, and a student lounge. Students will flourish in a setting specifically designed for training in acting, movement, voice, stagecraft, and musical theatre. Mirrored walls and sprung floors will make rehearsal more effective and enjoyable, while also increasing safety. With numerous spaces, a group can rehearse dance in one room while rehearsing a scene in another. Gulfshore Playhouse will be a second home to our region’s students of all ages. These experiences will foster creativity, confidence, self-expression, and a deep appreciation for the arts.


As you approach the new Gulfshore Playhouse Cultural Campus, you are welcomed by a beautiful garden and flowering trees, encouraging outdoor conversation, relaxation and reflection on one of the warm rustic benches.

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