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The David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Straz Center, is located downtown along the east bank of the Hillsborough River.
As the second largest performing arts complex in the Southeastern United States, the venue provides an environment for a variety of events.
It has a leading Broadway series and produces grand opera, as well as presenting a variety of concerts, performances and events.
Carol Morsani Hall
The centerpiece of the complex which seats over 2,600, the enormous Carol Morsani Hall onstage and backstage areas easily accommodate major productions of Broadway musicals, presentations by Opera Tampa, ballets and orchestral concerts.
The traditional horseshoe-shaped opera house has continental seating on four levels: orchestra, mezzanine, balcony and gallery. Excellent sight lines combine with acoustics.
Suited for plays, musical concerts and dance events, the elegant 1,042-seat Louise Lykes Ferguson Hall boasts comfortable orchestra seating and two tiers of curving balconies, creating a unique blend of intimacy and spaciousness.
Theater is named for the Jaebs, whose gift to the Capitol Fund Drive in 1985 helped establish the endowment fund for the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center.
The audience area can be configured to stadium or cabaret seating for plays or cabaret shows, as well as recording sessions, television productions, seminars and business meetings.
TECO Energy Foundation Theater
TECO Energy Foundation Theater dominates the west end of the first floor of the Patel Conservatory.
The room is two stories of open space with glass walls and windows on two sides. Blackout curtains convert the rehearsal space into a performance space.
Is an intimate venue for local and national artists, such as poets, musicians, dancers, comedians, performance artists and companies such as resident theater company Jobsite Theater.
This specially-designed, flexible "black-box" theater allows for varied configurations of traditional or three-quarter seating, as required by the production.
We Look Forward to Seeing You On Your Visit to The Straz Center for the Performing Arts.