ABET | ALL BEACHES EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE | 904.249.7177 | 544 Atlantic Blvd, Neptune Beach, FL


After three years in our new location, and 29 years in existence, ABET suddenly finds itself without a home.

Due to significant renovation planned for the former K-Mart plaza, we must permanently vacate our current performance space by the middle of June. Last month an extended negotiation between the City of Neptune Beach and our landlords TLM Realty, was finalized in order to obtain a variance to allow Publix to move into the former Lucky’s Market space. As a result there will be significant renovation of the shopping center (everything west of Kmart), including the building, façade, parking lot, front walks, landscape and more.

While ABET’s Board faces difficult decisions in the coming weeks, know that we are deeply committed to continuing our mission of bringing live theatre to you, our patrons, artists and volunteers, and the larger community. Meanwhile, we greatly appreciate your continued support should we need to move into temporary storage while we seek a permanent home.

How can you help?

  • Do you know of an available location that might be transformable into a theatre space?

  • Do you know someone else who might have knowledge of location options?

  • Do you know of possible corporate sponsors or individual benefactors we should contact as we make financial decisions about a new location?

If you are able to help in any of the above ways, or others we’ve not yet thought of, contact Celia at celiaabet@gmail.com or (904) 249-7177