Straz Center for the Performing Arts


1010 N Macinnes Pl.
Tampa, FL 33602

On the east bank of the Hillsborough River, it was opened in 1987 as Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center and was renamed to Straz in 2009.

Carol Morsani Hall with2,600 seats is the main space, where TFO plays. Sitting at distance, it looks ok but up close, near the stage, the stage scene is pretty ugly – dilapidated; plastic; …

The performing arts complex consists of five distinct theaters, a rehearsal hall, retail shops, on-site restaurants and banquet facilities. The five individual theaters are Carol Morsani Hall (2,600+ seats), Ferguson Hall (1,042 seats), the Jaeb Theater (292 seats), the TECO Energy Foundation Theater (250 seats and the Shimberg Playhouse (130 seats).

In any case, I’m just glad Tampa has a performing art center. We attended a few concerts there:

 

 


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