The Sheridan Center

The Sheridan Center is a privately funded and operated Performing Arts Center, for community use. The priority will be to make space available to local artists and artistic groups.

The construction budget is $9 million. The Sheridan Foundation was established as a naming grant from Michael and Judy Sheridan of $5 million. David and Jane Watson, contributed $1 million. A capital campaign will be established to raise the additional $3 million.

We are asking the City of Tallahassee to contribute 5 acres of buildable land in the Northwood Center, at the corner of Tharpe and MLK Blvd as our designated site, and allow construction after a commitment of funds.

The Sheridan Center will host theatre; musical theater; concerts of music of all kinds; dance; small conferences; meetings; and events. The non-profit organizations have requested:

  • Auditorium of approximately 450 seats
  • Smaller flexible black-box style theatre of 150 seats
  • Multi-purpose theatre that accommodate 100 seated or be used for rehearsals, meetings and receptions

The Sheridan Center will sustain itself with income from grants, patronage, rental and ticketing fees.