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Straz Center for the Performing Arts

1010 N W C Macinnes Pl, Tampa, FL 33602-3720
+1 813-229-7827
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Little Mermaid

My first visit here and I would definitely attend another performance at this venue. The seating is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
via mobile
Thought this was a first class venue

My first time attending a production at the Straz. The parking situation is terrible but the seats... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan B
Palm Harbor, Florida
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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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  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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1010 N W C Macinnes Pl, Tampa, FL 33602-3720
+1 813-229-7827
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My first visit here and I would definitely attend another performance at this venue. The seating is very good, even inexpensive seats. The orchestra did an excellent job, acoustics were good and the performers were prepared and some were exceptional. Definitely use valet parking. It...More

Thank beachmimi11
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first time attending a production at the Straz. The parking situation is terrible but the seats at the Straz were the worst. Think cafeteria seating and that describes the theater seats. Will have to get very cheap tickets to go back.

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Straz Center last night to see The Little Mermaid. It was very organized in how you get to seating based off of Orchestra. Acoustics were great. Seats were comfortable. Need more bathrooms. 40+ people waiting to enter a bathroom. I recommend Valet...More

Thank MikeandTabi
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I've been a season ticket holder for the past 15 years..........the shows are always good.......great acoustics....even the cheap seats are good seats!

Thank LadyRed829
Reviewed 7 June 2017

On April 15, 2017 we attended a Chris Rock concert. The show was scheduled to start at 7pm, once we arrived at the concert hall at 6pm we were told the lobby was closed to ticket holders unless we had dinner reservations at the lobby...More

Thank jjkj123
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Great theater located along the Hillsborough river in downtown Tampa. Comfortable seats with plenty of leg room make for a great experience regardless of who is performing.

Thank Fabio N
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We have been season ticket holders at the Straz. If you enjoy theatre perhaps its best you go elsewhere. Traffic is always bad near this venue especially on weekends. As a ticket holder the Straz sends multiple emails suggesting you get there early. There are...More

1  Thank chicagohappy11
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Just saw "The King and I" at the Straz. Excellent performance, comfortable seats, friendly and gracious ushers; all in all a wonderful experience. We have been to the Straz many times through the years and have never been disappointed. Also love the Jaeb Theater at...More

Thank Elaine G
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

And, it won't be the last. We attended the 2017 edition of The Taste of Tampa Bay. It was a fantastic event, hosted by wonderful people, located at an incredible venue. I intend to look for events at this venue every time that I am...More

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful american style place ! Very organized , great staff, super clean and perfect! I've been there twice in 2 diferent situations.. both amazing! Don't miss it!!

Thank adrianahaddad
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9 April 2017|
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Response from nursejoanna57 | Reviewed this property |
No reservations. Sorry. You just drive up, if spaces are available, they will park your car. Get there early. You will get Valet.
28 March 2017|
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Response from LeeAnn D | Property representative |
We usually recommend 90 minutes before the show for valet when there are multiple shows happening on the same night, especially if touring Broadway is in one of the houses. For March 30, 60 minutes should be sufficient, but... More
Debbie M
29 January 2017|
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Response from LeeAnn D | Property representative |
Valet is normally $18. $17 if you have a handicapped placard.