Performing Arts & Entertainment on Sanibel Island & Captiva Islands

Theaters and music festivals are alive and well here on Sanibel Island and Fort Myers. The island’s lively arts are made up of one local playhouse on Periwinkle Way, a 414-seat performing arts hall at BIG Arts and a professional and amateur theater in downtown Fort Myers.

BIG ARTS (Barrier Island Group For the Arts)

presents world-renowned music and dance, intimate live theater, distinguished speakers, arresting art exhibits, fine films, and workshops taught by gifted artists and instructors. BIG ARTS provides quality cultural experiences to Sanibel and Captiva’s residents and visitors.

For more information: (239) 395-0900

Email us at BIG ARTS


The Florida Repertory Theatre

Florida Rep is an ensemble based company that was established in 1998 as a Not-for-Profit 501, when Producing Artistic Director Robert Cacioppo was offered the historic Arcade Theatre in downtown Fort Myers. Now, as the Florida Repertory Theatre enters its 19th season, it is pleased to boast a 66% increase in admissions, a year-round season, and many education and outreach programs which benefit both the theater and the community.


Address: 2267 1st St., Fort Myers

Phone: (239) 332-4488

Toll-Free: (877) 787-8053

Email: [email protected]

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers, Florida

The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre is now celebrating its 24th Spectacular Season. The theater entertains over 170,000 guests annually. The facility has expanded a number of times and now includes an additional 90-seat “black-box” theater called The Off Broadway Palm Theatre, and two banquet facilities – Café Cabaret and The Art Café. The theater seats 448 and can be found on Florida’s sunny west coast between Tampa and Miami. In 2013, the theater won the Chrysalis Award for its cultural achievement.

Box Office: 239-278-4422


Sanibel Music Festival – “An Island Tradition”

Festival History