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David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
Type: Art & Culture
The Straz Center is Tampa's world-class center for the performing arts that hosts most of the area's major cultural performances. Here you can enjoy performances from the Florida Orchestra and Opera... Read More
The Straz Center is Tampa's world-class center for the performing arts that hosts most of the area's major cultural performances. Here you can enjoy performances from the Florida Orchestra and Opera Tampa as well as popular music greats such as Lena Horn and the Isley Brothers. The Straz also hosts a full calendar of Broadway musicals. The facility is modern and beautiful with a variety of venues. The largest and most impressive is the 2,610 seat Carol Morsani Hall that features state-of-the-art acoustics and a 120 foot stage. In addition to another, smaller concert hall, the 268 seat Jaeb Theater can be set up cabaret style for more intimate performances.
- Romantic Things to Do: "Before the performance enjoy a light dinner or drinks at the outdoor cafe featuring views of the Hillsborough River."
- Things to Do in December: "This year the big Broadway draw is Disney's Aladdin, and there are also holiday-themed performances by the local Florida Orchestra and Patel Conservatory."
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: The Straz Center is Tampa's world-class performing arts center, the perfect choice for an elegant night out on the town.
- Best for Things to Do in December Because: Nothing says the holidays like a night at the theater and Tampa's Straz Center always has a full schedule of world-class holiday performances during December.