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3675 San Pablo Rd. South, Jacksonville, FL | Get Directions


ABET Has A New Home!

We’re happy to announce our upcoming 30th season will be at…

The Foundation Academy
3675 San Pablo Rd S, Jacksonville, FL 32224

We are thrilled about the new location, which will allow us to spread out and expand our productions as well as our audiences. The larger space will allow for social distancing to make our patrons, volunteers, technicians & performers feel safe and comfortable.

Our brand new 2021/2022 Season has been announced!

We can’t wait to see you back at ABET!

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Celia Frank is Retiring

With a sad and grateful heart, All Beaches Experimental Theatre bids goodbye to Celia Frank. After 14 years leading ABET as the Managing Artistic Director, on June 1, Celia is retiring. She leaves behind a legacy of incredible performances as she continually ensured ABET captured the attention of audiences and maintained ABET’s standing as one of Northeast Florida’s highest quality and most professional community theatres.  Read the full announcement here …


Steel Magnolias — Nov. 19 – Dec. 5, 2021

by Robert Harling
Directed by Lee Hamby with co-director Josh Andrews

Sponsored by
Coral Reef Animal Hospital

Join us in Truvy’s small-town Chinquapin Parish, Louisiana beauty parlor where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done, and where wisecracks and advice are dispensed as freely as hairspray. This stage and film classic brings some of your favorite characters to life–Ouiser, Clairee, Annelle, and social leader M’Lynn, whose daughter Shelby is about to get married. Sharp, whitty, funny dialogue with a deeply moving conclusion.

Steel Magnolias

$20 online
$25 at the door

Get your tickets today!