Neel Performing Arts Center, Howard studio theatre, and studio for the performing arts recital hall

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, the hall 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.

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.

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.