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“Very nice venue, parking can be a challenge”

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Ranked #28 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.
Reviewed April 19, 2014

This is the only high quality performing arts venue in town, but it is well-managed and presents a good variety of shows throughout the year.

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Reviewed April 18, 2014

They have quite a few separate theatres with a variety of entertainment, such as the symphony, broadway type plays, and various other artists. It is good for Tampa. It's not New York of course, but is good for here.

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

I've seen many shows over the years in multiple theaters within this center and it is always a pleasure. The building is aesthetically pleasing, the sound is great, the area right off the river is beautiful. My only complaint are the exits from the upper levels as well as parking garage across the street can both add a lot of time to an evening. However it is worth it for the quality of the facility.

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Good location, hotels very close, within walking distance.
Not a lot of good restaurants to choose from, have to drive for a nice dinner, but there is a good beer pub close for drinks after the performances.

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Reviewed April 14, 2014

Super venue. Haven't been to the theater for years. A must see show. No bad sit in the house. Easy to find parking. Great restaurants connected with the complex.

Thank L P
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