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Box Office: 941.351.8000 / 800.361.8388

Tours of the FSU Center for the Performing Arts


Backstage tours offer a behind-the-scenes look at how Asolo Rep shows are taken from script to stage. In an hour, you will see the backstage area of the Mertz Theatre and learn the fascinating history of this beautiful former opera house from Dunfermline, Scotland. See the contemporary Jane B. Cook theatre where the FSU/Asolo Conservatory performs, community outreach programs are held, and our late-night series are featured. You will enter the expansive costume shop where costumes are expertly stitched, fabrics dyed and wigs constructed, and explore the rehearsal rooms where company members prepare for performance. Tours are available by appointment by calling 941-351-9010 ext. 3000 or emailing All tours are free and open to the public.