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Gulfshore Playhouse Adds Three Leading Fundraisers To Support Future Growth
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Gulfshore Playhouse Adds Three Leading Fundraisers To Support Future Growth

Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples’ premier professional regional theater, has its eye on the future as it works toward the creation of a cultural landmark facility in downtown Naples. The theater recently reached a pivotal $20 million fundraising milestone in its Next Stage Capital Campaign to build a new Theatre and Education Center at Goodlette-Frank Road and...

Gulfshore Playhouse announces first corporate gift for regional theater
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Gulfshore Playhouse announces first corporate gift for regional theater

Gulfshore Playhouse is one step closer to building its premier professional theater with its first corporate gift. The regional theater’s founder and producing artistic director Kristen Coury announced the donation of $250,000 from Bank of America on Tuesday at a breakfast that drew a crowd of nearly 100 to its home at The Norris Center. The...

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Gulfshore Playhouse proposes partnership with city on new parking garage Gulfshore Playhouse hopes to have a new theater within the next three years and, to go with it, a new parking garage courtesy of the city of Naples. In November 2017, Gulfshore Playhouse closed on 3 acres at the corner of First Avenue South and Goodlette-Frank Road to build a new 56,000-square-foot theater...

Cleveland builder to help oversee construction of $45M theater project
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Cleveland builder to help oversee construction of $45M theater project

Cleveland builder to help oversee construction of $45M theater project Gulfshore Playhouse named a construction industry veteran chairman of the building committee for its Next Stage Capital Campaign. Tony Panzica, a member of the professional regional theater’s board of directors, has overseen a major renovation and expansion of the Cleveland Museum of Art as president...

In tight quarters, Gulfshore Playhouse’s plans for new downtown Naples theater advance
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In tight quarters, Gulfshore Playhouse’s plans for new downtown Naples theater advance

In tight quarters, Gulfshore Playhouse’s plans for new downtown Naples theater advance As she squeezes behind a cramped stage at Gulfshore Playhouse, Kristen Coury shows one of the biggest reasons she wants to build a new home for her professional theater. There’s not enough room anywhere — for anything — at the current site, a makeshift theater tucked inside The Norris...

2018 was Southwest Florida arts groups’ year for building, rebuilding, getting ready for building
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2018 was Southwest Florida arts groups’ year for building, rebuilding, getting ready for building

2018 was Southwest Florida arts groups’ year for building, rebuilding, getting ready for building Gulfshore Playhouse founder Kristen Coury has had a building in mind for the Playhouse since its founding in May 2004. A $10 million donation from Patty and Jay Baker put that dream on wheels, and the theater board bought 3 acres...