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“Amazing Theatre”

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Ranked #24 of 196 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.
The Villages, Florida
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84 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Amazing Theatre”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great spot to handle all 10,000 high school Thespians. Great location, staff helpful, easy in and out even in the pouring rain.

Visited March 2013
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Land O Lakes, Florida
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Anything Goes”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Outstanding variety of shows to choose from 3 theaters, Parking is good and excellent atmosphere. Drinks available to enjoy during the show.

Visited March 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
“Great Venue”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

We frequently visit the Straz Center for the Performing Arts for a variety of shows. They bring in some wonderful acts to Club Jaeb. One of the very best jazz performances my spouse and I have seen was there. René Marie. She was beyond amazing! Tyrone Wells is an incredible singer/songwriter among so many others. The venue brings in wonderful Broadway shows, along with major performers and speakers. The Morsani Hall is very comfortable, and great seats in the entire house. Great acoustics in all halls. A truly great place to visit! Well worth it!

Visited March 2013
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Thank mictpa
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Iowa
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wicked during Gasparilla”
Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

We came from out of town for a cruise and decided to see Wicked while we were in town.

The theatre is beautiful and our seats were good. Drink prices were comparable to any large event. The landscaping is obviously cared for and the fountain was gorgeous.

If you're going to a show and planning on taking a cab, this was the one hiccup. There doesn't seem to be a dedicated taxi stand. Luckily, I had phone numbers for cab companies in my phone. However, due to Gasparilla, it was a wait and cab prices were obviously inflated.

I would definitely see a show here again, although not during Gasparilla!

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Ohio
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent venue, Excellent performance”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Went to see a musical - wonderful production! Seating was excellent. Ordered tickets online - completely hassle free. Tickets were waiting for us when we arrived in Florida. Employees were very helpful. Totally pleased with experience and made for a very special evening!

Visited March 2013
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Thank MomOfThreeOhio
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