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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: 18132297827
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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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Feels like you are on Broadway

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw the Illusionists at Morsani Hall at the Straz. The show was fun but the theater was too big to see many of the tricks properly. The screen they have to show the performance is placed directly above the stage and is pretty far away for folks like me who were in the balcony seats. If the screen was... More 

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Seminole, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Saw a play in the small Jaeb theater. Informal seating with tables for your drinks and snacks. Great venue as an alternative to the other large theaters at the Straz. Also easy parking nearby.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

They have a wide variety of acts performing here. The building is immaculate-there is plenty of parking.

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Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

Recently visited for the first time to see The Wizard of Oz. The auditorium is very comfy and has wider aisles than most venues. Parking was easy and close. The special effects on stage were amazing.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

Today I went to see the musical Les Miserables, done by the students from the Patel Conservatory and I was delighted with wonderful music and brilliant acting. I do not have any children or relatives in the play, I just loved this musical and thought to give it a try. I could not believe it when it started, the voices,... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Located in downtown Tampa along the Hillsborough River's eastern banks , the largest performing arts venue south of New York's Kennedy Center is home to a variety of world class performances, from rock and opera to Broadway style shows and big name comedians all year long. A full events calendar offers plenty to see and do throughout the summer.

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