David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
Type: Live Entertainment, Live Music, Venue
The Straz Center is Tampa's world-class center for the performing arts and 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 and 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, dance troupes, and comedy acts. The Straz also hosts a full calendar of Broadway musicals and local theater productions. The facility features five individual theaters and several on-site dining options including Maestro's Restaurant, Café, and On the River that are open before most events. The largest and most impressive theater is the 2,610 seat Carol Morsani Hall with state-of-the-art acoustics and a 120 foot stage. In addition, most weekends the Straz center hosts free concerts featuring local music acts on their outdoor stage.
- Best Nightlife: "Safety is their priority! Check the website for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 safety precautions."
- Live Music: "Before the performance enjoy a light dinner or drinks at the outdoor cafe, Maestro's, featuring views of the Hillsborough River."
- Early Entertainment: "Before the performance enjoy a light dinner or drinks at the outdoor cafe featuring views of the Hillsborough River."
- Recommended as Best Nightlife Because: Located on the Tampa Riverwalk, visitors to the Straz Center for Performing Arts enjoy a variety of world-class cultural, musical and theatrical performances.
- Best for Live Music Because: The Straz Center is Tampa's world-class performing arts center that features musical performances from popular greats as well as symphony and opera groups.
- Best for Early Entertainment Because: The Straz Center offers world class local and national music acts and entertainment options that start at 7 or 8 pm.
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