The Ringling, including the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, is home to one of the preeminent art and cultural collections in the United States. Spend a day or two exploring the 66 acre estate of John and Mable Ringling which also includes the Circus Museum, Ca' d'Zan,The Historic Asolo Theater, Bayfront Gardens and more.
Museum of Art: The State Art Museum of Florida with the Rubens’ Galleries to the Turrell Skyspace, view the permanent collection’s treasures, the fascinating exhibitions from around the world and the classical sculptures that fill the grand courtyard. Learn more about the Museum of Art
Circus Museum: Thrill to it all: the parade wagons, the posters, the glittering costumes, and the cannon that shot daring performers through the air. Wonder at the must-be-seen-to-be-believed 44,000-piece Howard Bros. Circus Model celebrating the entertainment that has delighted America for generations. Learn more about the Circus Museum
Ca'd'Zan: The home of the circus king and his wife, Ca’ d’Zan stands as a testament to the American Dream of the Roaring Twenties. Designed in the Venetian Gothic style, this dazzling palatial mansion perfectly captures the splendor and romance of the Italy the Ringlings so loved. Learn more about the Ca' d'Zan
Bayfront Gardens: As awe-inspiring as any work of art, The Ringling Bayfront Gardens are a living treasure. Courting couples statuary watch over Mable’s Rose Garden. The shade the majestic Banyan trees provide. The delight inspired by the whimsy of the Dwarf Garden and more. Learn more about the Bayfront Gardens
Historic Asolo Theater: Sarasota's most storied theater. U-shaped, with three tiers of boxes, this architectural gem provides a rare sense of intimacy between audience and performer that adds so much to the theater going experience. Learn more about the Historic Asolo Theater
Learn more about The Ringling; its Museums, exhibitions and programs at ringling.org
Flexible Space/Air Walls,
Outdoor Event Venues,
Total Number of Meeting Rooms 6,
Total Sq Ft of Meeting Space 90000
Meeting/Tour groups welcome
College Students (w/ ID)
Audio/Visual Equipment Rental,
Conference Service Managers,
Museum of Art,
Museum of History,
Suitable for Ages:
Toddlers (up to 5),
Closest Airport SRQ,
Distance from Airport .63 miles,
Distance from Public Transportation 0.1 miles,
Driving time to nearby lodging 2 minutes
Joseph’s Coat Skyspace is a triumph of technology, engineering and aesthetics. The Skyspace, created by internationally renowned artist James Turrell, is a gathering place for contemplation, and sustained experience.
At sunset, a sophisticated system of LED lights is employed to change the color of the space. In doing so, the artist changes the context in which you view the sky and can radically change your perception of the color of the sky and its spatial relation to you.
Visit www.ringling.org for available dates and times.
Yoga on the Terrace-
Join us on the Ca' d'Zan Terrace for a complimentary yoga session. Bring a mat, towel, and water. This is a free event. After 10:00am standard admissions apply. In the case of inclement weather this event will be canceled. 8:30am-9:30am - Select Saturdays, Visit our website for dates.
Enjoy Art After 5 discounted Museum admission every Thursday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: $10/Adults; $5/Children 6-17; Children 5 and under are Free.
Explore the Museum of Art permanent and special exhibition galleries, and the Circus Museum. Art After 5 admission includes select events and programs. Whether it is a Gallery Walk and Talk, Ringling by the Bay, or a self-guided tour, there is something for everyone.
As a participant in the Blue Star Museums Program, The Ringling will offer free Admission to active duty Military personnel and their families. Blue Star admission is offered Memorial Day, May 26 through Labor Day, September 1, 2014.
Private Places, a special Ca' d'Zan experience
This is an exclusive 45-minute tour through the private quarters of John Ringlings "gilded age" mansion. Visit the rooms where the rich and famous slept, John Ringling’s study and exercise room, the third floor game room. Weather permitting, enjoy the spectacular view from the Belvedere Tower. Tours are daily. This tour is not included with general admission to the estate. Tickets may be purchased online, on-site or by calling 941-358-3180.
Joseph’s Coat Skyspace is a triumph of technology, engineering and aesthetics. The Skyspace, is created by internationally renowned artist James Turrell. At sunset, a sophisticated system of LED lights is employed to change the color of the space. In doing so, the artist changes the context in which you view the sky and can radically change your perception of the color of the sky and its spatial relation to you.
Enjoy discounted admission every Thursday 5pm-8pm. Explore the Museum of Art permanent and special exhibition galleries, and the Circus Museum. Art After 5 admission includes select events and programs. Whether it is a Gallery Walk and Talk, Ringling by the Bay, or a self-guided tour, there is something for everyone.
From the seeds of conflict comes an inspiring collaboration, as Bishara Haroni and Yaron Kohlberg, the preeminent pianists of their generation in their respective homelands – Palestine and Israel – bring “amal,” the Arabic word for hope – with a varied repertoire ranging from the baroque to the modern period, and including works by Israeli and Palestinian composers.
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Complex, sexy, and irreverently imaginative, Tangram redraws the boundaries of dance, new circus, and physical theatre. Created and performed by ballerina Cristiana Casadio and circus artist Stefan Sing, this compelling production from Berlin encapsulates the human struggle in a performance that is “both beautiful and breathtaking.” – ThreeWeeks/Edinburgh. Buy Tickets Now
The Pedrito Martinez Group @ Ringling International Arts Festival
October 15, 2014 - October 18, 2014
With “quick hands, a voice like lightning” (Wall Street Journal) Afro-Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez leads a quartet of Rhumba virtuosi from Cuba, Venezuela and Peru in a performance of genre busting musical innovations that remain distinctly soulful and deeply centered. “An incomparable performer.” – The New York Times Buy Tickets Now
More than one hundred performers from around the globe perform a full roster of dance, jazz, comic puppetry, music, and more. With affordable priced performances, you will enjoy the entire day. Lunch and dinner are available onsite. In between stage performances and museum tours, you will discover lite-bites, libations, and lively conversations at our Gatehouse Gatherings and Jazz Sunsets.
Buy your tickets early for the best seats! Learn more
The Intergalactic Nemesis @ Ringling International Arts Festival
October 16, 2014 - October 18, 2014
For the kid in everyone comes a one-of-a-kind mash-up of radio drama and graphic storytelling. Three actors give voice to dozens of characters, one Foley artist creates hundreds of sound effects, and a keyboardist provides the music as 1,250 blow-your-mind comic-book images tell the story of an impending invasion of sludge monsters from the planet Zygon. “Something you must experience if you’re a fan of awesome!” – collider.com Buy Tickets Now
Vijay Iyer Trio @ Ringling International Arts Festival
October 16, 2014 - October 18, 2014
Hailed as one of the most celebrated ensembles in jazz, Vijay Iyer and colleagues Marcus Gilmore (drums) and Stephan Crump (bass) create a powerful, cutting-edge new music that is firmly grounded in groove and pulse, but also rhythmically intricate and highly interactive. Buy Tickets Now
Join us under a tent each evening as the sun sets on Sarasota Bay. Free of charge with regular Museum Admission, Art After 5 Admission or your RIAF ticket stub. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Learn more about Jazz Sunsets
From Blind Summit Theatre in Great Britain comes Moses, a cantankerous puppet who lives on a table and is having an existential crisis. “One of the more astonishing 70 minutes of theater, puppetry, whimsy, mischief, eye-hand-brain coordination and total brilliance to be exported from London in recent years.” – Chicago Sun-TimesBuy Tickets Now
Keigwin + Company @ Ringling International Arts Festival
October 16, 2014 - October 18, 2014
With a theatrical sensibility of wit, style, and heart, Larry Keigwin presents an electrifying brand of contemporary choreography that engages the audience with the sheer unadulterated pleasure of dance. Buy Tickets Now