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“Wonderful Venue” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts

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 #4 of 60 Attractions in Tampa
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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.
Tampa, F.
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“Wonderful Venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

My wife and I have attended several shows at the Straz. We have been located in several different seating areas and never had a problem seeing or hearing the play or musical. We have dinner before the show at the restaurant in the lobby.
Parking is very, very easy in the adjacent parking area and garage.
It is a buffet but the food is always excellent and the service is friendly and attentive. Make an evening of it! Enjoy the Straz and the show!

Visited November 2011
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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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“We loved the Straz Center”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

I went with my family to enjoy a play. The seating was great. We were on an upper level but could see and hear everything very well. Do the valet parking. It saves so much hassle.

Visited February 2012
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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“Awesome experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

If you have never been, you have to experience this at least once. We had tickets/seats in the back but high enough to see everything and everyone in the theatre. Totally a wonderful experience. Be sure to don your best dress and really fit in and enjoy the experience yourself.

Visited November 2011
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Tampa, Florida
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“One of the few performance halls with no obstructed views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

The Morsani Hall is fabulous place to watch musicals. Every seat is positioned with a great view and terrific sound. I have sat 6 rows back from center stage, the Mezzanine, Balcony and am now trying out a gallery seat - all have been fantastic through many shows! The Jaeb theatre is a fun, cozier environment for plays. Arrive early enough to sit outside by the river and have a drink or dinner. Park in the Poe garage o by the St. Pete Times building lot. The garage does have a sky bridge to the Straz center which is nice if it rains. Just bought season tickets. Definitely try a show here, you will not be disappointed!

Visited September 2012
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“Had a great time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

We went to see our first play ( you say tomato I say shut up ) very funny . We had a very nice time theater was very clean and comfortable

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