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“great art venue!”

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Ranked #29 of 198 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.
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Not only does the Straz Center provide great entertainment from musicals to operas, concerts to theater performances and dance, it also sits directly on the water and visitors can stroll along the boardwalk or sit outdoors to enjoy a light dinner or drink before their show.

Thank stetsonab
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Parking too expensive compared to free parking in
Sarasota at the Van Wezel Performing Arts. Staff very helpful and attentive.

1  Thank Mark B
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

A great place to see a show --not a bad seat in the house. I just have to find another show to see! Only downside was that we arrived late for a field trip and the usher (whom I realize is a volunteer) did not seat one of our teachers with her class where there was room. Because it was dark, we couldn't see and had to rely on him. That should be a given with field trips.

Thank ronjoduffy
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

From intimate to large productions are good here. While parking can be tough, this is one of Tampa's best theater venues.

Thank Dee Dee C
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

We go see shows often. I can say that most seats that are in front of the stage are good viewing. The balcony seats on the sides not so good.

1  Thank Veronica D
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