Straz Center for the Performing Arts


Description: Built on an abandoned gravel lot in a city that was lacking cultural offerings, the Straz Center began as the dream of a community.  Today the Straz Center is the largest performing arts center in the Southeast and the only one with an on-site performing arts conservatory. It’s a stunning community destination that offers a gamut of live performances and unique experiences. It’s also a nurturing home to passionate local artists and internationally known performers. A haven where teachers help students of all ages feel safe to discover and express themselves, and a source of pride for employees, volunteers and patrons. The Straz Center feeds spirit, sparks inspiration and transforms lives.

Since 1991 the Straz Center’s Education department housed programs such as Tampa Bay Youth Orchestra and Community Arts Ensemble and a free summer theater day camp that served urban children in need by connecting them with nationally known artists in a rehearsal-based process. The Straz Center has established arts education as a community priority, working closely with area public, private and home school programs to enhance arts education for children throughout the seven-county Tampa Bay Area. 

For more information on the theaters and seating charts click here

To view the Straz Center Event Calendar click here

Address: 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa, FL 33602