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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
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+1 813-229-7827
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
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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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A Wicked Performance

My wife and I have been to the Straz Center many times and each time is a joy. This visit was to see Wicked which we have see two other times in other cities. The Straz staff is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
D2Kile
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been to the Straz Center many times and each time is a joy. This visit was to see Wicked which we have see two other times in other cities. The Straz staff is always very friendly and helpful. the parking is good considering the downtown location. We also went to Maestro's Cafe (see separate review)... More 

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Randolph, Massachusetts
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An absolutely wonderful place to take in a play. The theater is very clean and the ushers and usherettes are very nice. We saw the play "Something Rotten" and it was very good. Perhaps some day we will be back to see another.

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Killeen, TX
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110 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I went to 2 different venues at this performing arts center. The staff was friendly and extremely helpful both times. There are restaurants and cafes in the center. We were told that it is better to get reservations if you want to eat in some of those places. There are also restaurants and bars within walking distance... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Performing Arts center is centrally located and on the Riverwalk path. We went to opening night of Wicked and the performance great! We won tickets thru the Wicked lottery and got excellent seats!

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Thank NoStopSigns
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75 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the first time we visited Tampa. We decided to go see Wicked at Straz Centre. We were fortunate to get tickets 2 hours before the show. The seats were great, fifth row from the main hall front. We had time to walk around to see the centre inside before the show. There were artwork pieces on display on... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfoming arts center with mutiple theaters, restaurant and cafe, friendly staff, excellent location

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We attended the final night of Wicked and sat in the balcony. Amazing view, comfortable seating. Helpful and friendly staff. A wet bar and restroom on every floor. Check them out, you won't be dissapointed.

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Valet parking was full, not where to park.. I had to park across the street at Poe Garage. The elevators were out of order. I had to walk down 5 flights of stairs and then up 5 flights of stairs to get to my car...:(

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Tampa, Florida
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99 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I saw a wicked here yesterday. The seats were comfortable the acoustics were great. The only suggestions for improvement would be more food options, and more rest rooms. The lines for the restroom were incredibly long. And there was a buffet of some sort but they were really not many food options either candy or a hot pretzel.The ushers were... More 

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North Florida
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70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

There are no bad seats here. The space between rows is larger than most facilities. Plenty of leg room and you do not have to stand to allow others to get to their seats. One downfall is the limited restroom, especially the women's room. There is always a line of patrons waiting to get to the restroom.

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