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The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts

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Address: 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa, FL 33602
Phone Number: 813.229.7827
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Description: The Straz Center began as a dream by visionary citizens of Tampa who...
The Straz Center began as a dream by visionary citizens of Tampa who persevered to bring to reality one of the finest performing arts centers in the nation. It is many things to many people and it’s more than just a building, more than just a performing arts center. It is a presenter, a producer, an educator, a community partner and an economic engine for the Tampa Bay area. It is a cornerstone of the Tampa Bay community. The Straz Center creates a regional economic impact of more than $100 million each year. To our local economy it can mean more tourists staying in hotels, eating in restaurants, shopping in stores and visiting other venues when they are here. At both the local and national level, it provides access to more than 700,000 people of all ages, abilities and cultures each year. It also provides jobs for artists and other professionals who have a passion for the arts and for our mission.
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Lovely Theatre

What a wonderful theatre. Great shows and really not a bad seat in the house. I prefer the Mezzanine level as its a nice height and Im not straining to see. Its the best bang for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful theatre. Great shows and really not a bad seat in the house. I prefer the Mezzanine level as its a nice height and Im not straining to see. Its the best bang for your buck.

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Key West, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This past weekend I attending a wedding hosted by the center. The straz center FAILED to show decent coordination. In fact, at the end of the reception dinner it was complete chaos when two things were occurring at the same time. The Bride & Groom leaving for their honeymoon and the crowd for Momma Mia was letting out. As for... More 

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Mamma Mia was a great way to forget our troubles for the night! The Straz was a beautiful venue with comfortable seats and top notch staff. Everyone was courteous and friendly and made for the perfect experience for the three Broadway first-timers. Great place and we will be back soon!

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Last night was not the perfect night to wear my black velvet-bow in the front very high platform shoes. But they insisted to be taken to the Straz to watch “Mamma Mia!” despite the rain and the thunder. My accessories speak to me as if I was a Doctor Doolittle of a different kind… something like Doctor Do-occesories? Doctor DooFrills.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We were subscription clients for years attending 5 to 7 shows annually. The theater is terrific with excellent seating, nice public areas, very accessible entrances to theater, very helpful ushers and not a bad seat in the house. Now to the shows themselves---what a great line-up every year. Great mix of musical, comedy, drama etc. And these are always the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A group of us went to see "Menopause the Musical" here on June 5. This theater is right next to the Morsani Hall and is slightly smaller (1,042 seats compared to Morsani's 2,610), but the acoustics are just as good. Because of the very mild slant of the floor (compared to Morsani's steeper slope), I would recommend rows within the... More 

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Ruskin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I relocated to the Tampa Bay area from NY, and one of the reasons I chose this part of Florida was The Straz Center. Straz features the Best of Broadway, theater, concerts , comedy, dance and more. There are food, wine festivals and other activities there all year long as well. The seats are comfortable, and I have always had... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Celebrating my daughter's Sweet 15 birthday and she being an Orchestra major in high school, we came to see The Florida Orchestra's season finale. When I purchased the tickets (needed center view) I was not expecting the seats to be really close up to the stage. It was, and the Orchestra really rocked all night! The Straz is such an... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Husband and I saw "The Illusionists" for our first visit here. Theater is very impressive, inside and out. Seats are okay as far as comfort but arranged so that the view to the stage is perfect. Acoustics are good but if you opt for the cheap seats you are pretty far from the action. Staff is very helpful and welcoming.... More 

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Brandon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We visited the Straz last night to see the "Illusionists". This was an entertaining and funny performance. We have seen Cats, Phantom of the Opera and a number of other performances. They always have a full house and quality performance. Seating is good in most areas. We are looking at becoming a "Broadway Season Ticket Holder" for 2015-16.

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Address: Address: 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa, FL 33602
Phone Number: 813.229.7827
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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