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“Upscale and Down to Earth” 4 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 #15 of 211 things to do in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
North Miami, Florida
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44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Upscale and Down to Earth”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I visited this spot for the first time for the What Dreams May Come Tour. Being that I knew it was a theater, I had a preconceived notion that the environment would not be the most accommodating for the targeted audience. Boy was I wrong. The staff was professionally dressed as I expected; but that was the end of my expectation being proven right. Walking into the theater room, I walked into clouds. I did not expect smoking to be allowed. The staff stayed outside once they escorted everyone who walked in, to their seats. The concert was enjoyable and Valet was very prompt. With such a high attendance, there was nothing that went wrong and I was very pleased.

Visited September 2013
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DeBary, Florida
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Lovely venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Perfect theater. Great sound. Small enough any seat would be great, although we were close to the cront.

Visited December 2012
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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Very nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Went to see "WICKED"...Veeeerrrry long show!!! But very nice. Prices are moderately priced to see shows & for any drinks you may purchase there. Theatre's are clean & even if you sit in the "nosebleed" seciton, you can still see the stage.

Visited November 2012
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Tampa, Florida
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We are very lucky to have this in our city with so many wonderful things to attend. From music to comedy to casual venues this is a great spot.

Visited June 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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“Concert with Friends”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The Straz is a beautiful theater. We have been here many times for Broadway shows, and concerts. There really isn't anything I dislike about it.

This particular evening was a concert show with friends. It was very good!

Visited March 2013
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