Fantasy Theatre Factory (FTF) is a 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit Theater, established in 1978 and incorporated in 1982. FTF is the managing operator of the Sandrell Rivers Theater (SRT), a state of the art black box theater in Miami. FTF also has an extensive, state-wide and international touring operation.
With over 40 years of excellence in the arts, Fantasy Theatre Factory is the gold standard for professional theater in South Florida. FTF places its greatest programmatic emphasis on Theater for Young Audiences (TYA); FTF TYA programs utilize professional adult performers who provide quality cultural programming for children and family audiences. FTF's TYA programs place a primary focus on childhood literacy and ecology. Other focus areas of programming include: fitness, history, diversity, self esteem, peer pressure and bullying prevention. FTF also produces cultural arts workshop residency programs that serve at-risk youth, children with disabilities and general population students.
In addition to its TYA programming, FTF also offers a robust programming lineup for general populations, featuring something for everyone with its diverse new programs at the Sandrell Rivers Theater, including Sunshine Jazz Organization Monthly Concert Series that provides local jazz musicians a performance opportunity; The Moth StorySLAM, a community-focused, open-mic storytelling competition in which anyone can share a five-minute story on the night’s theme; an art exhibition series which aims to provide South Florida artists with greater exposure and visibility entitled Art@SRT; and a new play competition, where playwrights can have their new works performed as staged readings in front of live audiences, entitled New Year, New Works! (NYNW).
FTF also provides theater rentals at the Sandrell Rivers Theater, for diverse community organizations to perform and present in. The Sandrell Rivers Theater has three beautiful performance spaces, the Main Stage Black Box Theater, the Dance Rehearsal Studio and the Multipurpose Room; these state-of-the-art, diverse spaces provide spaces for companies of any size budget.
FTF also produces world class special event entertainment. FTF specialty acts include: jugglers, stilt-walkers, magicians, balloon artists, uni-cyclists, puppeteers, giant puppets, strolling interactive characters and much more more!
Each year FTF produces well over 500 programs which reach over 150,000 people all across South Florida, the entire state and internationally.
Fantasy Theatre Factory at the Sandrell Rivers Theater
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement
At Fantasy Theatre Factory diversity, equity, and inclusion are foundational to the mission of our organization. We exist to make the arts and culture “accessible to more people of all cultures and backgrounds.” We celebrate what unites us, and we cherish those differences that make us each unique. Fantasy Theatre Factory always has been and always will be for everyone. No matter who you are, where you come from, or what you look like, you’re welcome here. #FTF4All.