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

1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa, FL 33602
813.229.7827
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Ranked #3 of 85 attractions in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Theaters
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I've seen many shows over the years in multiple theaters within this center and it is always a pleasure. The building is aesthetically pleasing, the sound is great, the area right off the river is beautiful. My only complaint are the exits from the upper levels as well as parking garage across the street can both add a lot of... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Good location, hotels very close, within walking distance. Not a lot of good restaurants to choose from, have to drive for a nice dinner, but there is a good beer pub close for drinks after the performances.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Super venue. Haven't been to the theater for years. A must see show. No bad sit in the house. Easy to find parking. Great restaurants connected with the complex.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We have been here for a few shows. It is beautiful!! The main theater has no center aisle, which I find annoying, but there is plenty of leg room once you are seated. The acoustics are fabulous!! Be sure to check out the beautiful fountains near the water!! They have a great variety of shows and different size theaters to... More

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Excellent show. Have seen this one before, and it was changed a little. The cast was very good and you can see from most of the theater. You don't want to get up to high in the seating because you cannot see the higher parts of the stage

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We attended the Straz Center to see "The Jersey Boys" and thoroughly enjoyed the show. Excellent acoustics, friendly and very helpful staff, parking was easy to find in a large parking area on the east side of the theatre. Plenty of nice restaurants nearby in the event you want to enjoy a meal before the show.

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Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We attended the The Jersey Boys with a group of friends from the Maritimes. What a great venue to see a performance of your choice. The Center is located along a waterfront which provides an opportunity for a pleasant walk before and after performances. Friendly courteous staff ensure you are seated without any problem. The theater had tremendous acoustics and... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I have been to countless shows here and have enjoyed every single one of them. I have also gone to a graduation ceremony that took place here which was also done nicely. Bartenders are always nice and so are the ushers.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We've seen many performances at the Straz, but last night we attended the Best of Tampa Bay food event. It was delish! We really enjoyed learning about some of the new eating establishments around town, and it was great re-connecting with some from the past. The music was awesome as well. We really enjoyed the duo playing Greek music and... More

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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We returned recently to see the musical "Once" and enjoyed the beautiful venue! Easy to get around, nearby parking, friendly ushers, great acoustics, and the beautiful theater made it a great experience! Can't wait to return soon!

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