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Straz Center for the Performing Arts

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Address: 1010 N W C Macinnes Pl, Tampa, FL 33602-3720
Phone Number: +1 813-229-7827
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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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Beautiful theaters in a great location

The theatre complex is nicely laid out with great outdoor spaces for special events and varied food and beverage options.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Les L
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The theatre complex is nicely laid out with great outdoor spaces for special events and varied food and beverage options.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the things I look for when traveling is where can I go see a play? I do this so I can find upscale areas of the city. Straz Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Arts District of Tampa and next to the Riverwalk. It is well made and has helpful employees/volunteers, and promotes several halls.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never having attended an event before Ina Garten's recent event it will not be the last. The theatre is beautiful. I doubt there is a bad seat in the house. Use the Valet Parking and you will not have to fret about finding a spot yourself. The Straz is located right on the water and you can go early, have... More 

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Nashville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Treated a friend for her birthday to see "An Evening with Ina Garten." First time we had been to Straz. It was a great venue. The grounds seemed well kept. Parking was extremely convenient (we did park across the street in perhaps a private lot which charged only $10) and walking was reasonable distance. The staff was very pro and... More 

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Thank TheLavieris
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply a lovely day. Free music in the park - and the opportunity to pick up tickets to the upcoming Opera and Broadway Show season at a 50% discount. Gorgeous day, fantastic venue...and free! Family friendly. Low key. Fun, low stress date idea.

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North Port, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We saw the musical LIZZIE here last night! What a charming theater. Everyone sits at tables. You can buy drinks in the lobby. Not a bad seat in the house and very comfortable- almost like being at a cafe, or home! Parking across the street in a lot was so easy! And the show was great. Very well choreographed and... More 

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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Great shows, same as on Broadway in NY, but here in Tampa. Good prices and not a bad seat in the place.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

It doesn't matter which venue inside the Straz you visit, the Opera or Broadway show in Morsani Hall or one of the smaller theaters it is always a good time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Not many eating establishments in the immediate vicinity, but quite a few within a 20 minute walk. Enjoyed the area around the theater while awaiting for the doors to open. Parking is available in the neighborhood. The theater is a remarkable edifice for experiencing a musical. Not a bad seat in the house, acoustics are decent, and the sound system... More 

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Odessa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

The Illusionists at the straz center this past weekend was excellent. The seats are comfortable and not too close together. The theater and the parking were wonderful. The show was awesome! The illusions and magic was super. The performers were very good. I was really impressed!

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