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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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Best of Tampa 04/11/15 was AWESOME

The Best of Tampa benefit for the Straz Performing Arts Center is AWESOME, plus a portion of the tickets can be a tax write-off! It showcases the BEST Food & Drink venues in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Oakmont, Pennsylvania
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Oakmont, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The Best of Tampa benefit for the Straz Performing Arts Center is AWESOME, plus a portion of the tickets can be a tax write-off! It showcases the BEST Food & Drink venues in the the Tampa/Clearwater/St.Pete area; we started attending in 2014, planned our vacation around it for 2015, & will try to do the same in future years!

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Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This event was awesome. Highly recommend this event. There were over 40 restaurants, wine, craft beers, etc. The layout of the restaurants at the Straz Center was great. They spread out the vendors so that it did not feel crowded. We had VIP passes and for the extra money they were worth it. It allowed us to get in 1... More 

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Palmetto, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

All the theaters have great seating and sound. Staff are pleasant. Parking can be hard to find get there early.

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Tampa, Florida
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We attended a matinee of Madama Butterfly and enjoyed the show tremendously. It's important to support the local arts community and luckily the variety of programs here makes it easy.

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We saw First Date at the JAEB Theatre . A nice setting for this particular show . The only reason we wouldn't rate the evening as perfect is because of the sound - it was difficult to hear the actors . Also , we could not get a taxi following the show . This is a service most theatres provide... More 

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Tafton, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

When we purchased our tickets at the box office; We inquired about dinner. There are a number of different options. We selected the most formal available that evening. We had a delicious dinner followed by attending a great concert "The Hit Men". We would recommend checking out whatever is available when you are in town as there are many different... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great play great place to see it. The Straz Center is always a great place to treat yourself to fantastic entertainment and give yourself a day out.

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Drove up from Venice, FL, had dinner, and showed up for the 8 pm show. Unfortunately, I had mistakenly booked the 1 pm show! The staff was very helpful and worked us in, with comparable seats, we very much enjoyed the performance. The venue is easy to get to, convenient to parking and beautiful on the inside. The non-profit Straz... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We are spoiled, typically we go to NYC to see our broadway shows. But this time we decided to stay local and saw Book of Mormon at the Straz center. Show was great. Staff was great. And the theater is lovely.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Had THE best time at The Straz last weekend! Finally got a chance to see "The Book of Mormon" and had a truly fabulous time. It was an easy 35 minute drive from Clearwater Beach and the valet parking (a bit high at $17) was absolutely worth it to us. After smiling/laughing non-stop for 3 hrs. we merely had to... More 

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