Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The Straz Center is more than a beautiful riverside facility with five theaters (from 2,600 to 100 seats) and an on-site, accredited performing arts conservatory. We are also a presenting, producing and educating institution, a community resource, and the cultural cornerstone for the Tampa Bay region.
Our programming serves more than 500,000 people each year and includes Broadway tours, grand opera, ballet and contemporary dance, theater, cabaret, comedy, music and more. Our resident opera and theater companies produce challenging works not otherwise available. Overall, the Straz Center’s arts education programs serve over 50,000 children and adults each year and include on-site training as well as extensive off-site outreach to more than 40 partnering Title I schools, service agencies, shelters, hospitals and community centers. We are mission-driven to inspire, educate and enhance our community through the transformative power of the performing arts.