Asolo Reportory Theatre
Corinne Deckard, General Manager
Asolo Repertory Theatre’s relationship with the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs dates back to the fall of 1970, when Asolo Theatre, Inc. was designated the first State Theatre of Florida and received its first grant from the State of Florida. Our mission is to engage and inspire audiences through extraordinary theatrical experiences created with vision, passion and artistry and enhanced by deeply integrated education and community outreach programs. We offer community engagement initiatives, including immersive education programs that create access to enhanced productions and robust community-driven theatre projects. In addition to resident and seasonal audiences, we serve families and youth throughout Florida via our touring program.
Because of DCA...
Asolo Rep has achieved national status as a world-class performing arts organization that producs extraordinary theatrical works alongside deeply integrated education and community engagement programs.
Over the past 50 years, with the assistance of the Division of Cultural Affairs, Asolo Rep has grown into a robust $11 million organization reaching approximately 100,000 patrons each season, providing access for more than 18,000 young people through ticket subsidies to our performances and an annual Shakespeare tour that travels across Florida. A State of Florida Cultural Endowment Fund grant award of $240,000, received in 2015, allowed us to fulfill a Matching Challenge Campaign that ultimately furnished $8,000,000 to the Asolo Rep Endowment funds. Adding the support of the State of Florida to our suite of endowment investments (that, as of April 30th, 2019, total in excess of $20,000,000) strengthened and diversified our holdings and bolstered the fiscal stability of the organization. DCA’s support throughout the years has enabled us to engage in important initiatives serving all of Florida with world-class live theatre.