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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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Extremelly nice place

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!!

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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154 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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!!

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Tampa
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic place for great shows. Great auditorium with some fine acoustics. Good Dining options as well. Lot of volunteers to help around. Parking may be tricky. Valet options are available. Lot of seating options. They year round calendar is pretty impressive. I saw he broadway show Something Rotten. I was blown away by overall effects - closest to being... More 

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Thank Subramanyam K
Tamarac, Florida
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great venue to watch broadway type shows or stand up comedy. It is well appointed and has a classy vibe, with helpful staff and volunteers. The on site restaurant Maestro's offers a buffet dinner for $33 @ person, so if you are very hungry and have at least an hour before showtime it's an option. Just outside... More 

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Thank traceja2011
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue, clean, comfy seats, easy to get too. You could see the stage perfectly no matter where you were seated.

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Thank Jackie H
Tampa, Florida
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47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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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219 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 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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Thank temptraveler
Killeen, TX
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110 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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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Thank fabfeline
Santa Barbara, California
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

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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Thank Stanley S
Lakeland, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

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

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