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“Even the kids productions are done at a professional level” 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, Florida
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“Even the kids productions are done at a professional level”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Our daughter has been attending Patel for two years and now our son is taking Violin too. Since we are at the Straz a few days each week we have been doing more at the Straz. Last year we went to Wicked and a few other productions. What an amazing experience for our family. The kids love the candy bar where they can pick all the candy they want as long as it fits in the box. The staff is always helpful with a smile. Looking forward to Evita!

Visited August 2013
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“Tampa residents are LUCKY!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

To have a theater capable of handling full-sized Broadway productions is a perk that is truly special. The fact that "The Straz" has four prime theaters means we are truly blessed to be residents of Tampa. The ability to see both tried-and-true theater and concerts int eh big theater as well as "edgier" productions in the more intimate venues is a rare treat. I am so grateful to the visionaries who were committed to bringing art and culture to Tampa. I suspect that budgets and politics would prevent a project of this type from being started if it were attempted today.

Visited August 2013
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“Straz Center”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Great theater productions at a reasonable price. Cafe seating + balcony. You'll have a great time. Easy to get to....parking close by. Little gift shop available too. Refreshments sold.

Visited December 2012
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“For Broadway, this is the place to go”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

What a great venue to see a Broadway show. The staff is great and very helpful. The seats comfortable and acoustics are really good. The intermission beverages are well done and parking near by. You will enjoy your show of choice.

Visited January 2013
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“Tampa's Showcase for the Performing Arts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

The Performing Arts Theatre has more than one theatre on the premises which allows visitors a choice of venues and performances going on at the same time.

Visited September 2012
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