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"Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center" Top 5 Page for this destination Theatre Tip by tampa_shawn

Theatre, Tampa: 4 reviews and 4 photos


The Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center (now called the Straz Center) is the largest performing arts center south of the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Has five (5) theaters and a performing arts school. Offers a wide variety of concerts, Broadway and off Broadway plays, operas, symphonies, ballets, comedians....

Offers free backstage tours on the weekend that are a real treat

Offers a wide variety of local and Broadway shows throughout the year. See the website below for show schedule.

Best Parking is paid and in the Poe Garage - park on any level of the garage, take the elevator down to the second floor and take the walkway over the streets straight to the center itself

For night performances go to the top floor of the Poe garage for an amazing view of the Tampa skyline

Address: 1010 N WC MacInnes Place Tampa, FL 33602
Directions: Downtown Tampa

If you are traveling north on I-275, take the Ashley Street/West Tampa Exit #44 (old exit 25) to downtown. Once on Ashley Drive, go to the first traffic light and turn right on Tyler Street and go a half-block to The Center.

Phone: (813) 222-1000

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 7, 2013
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