Straz Center for the Performing Arts

David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts / Shimberg Playhouse
1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place
Tampa, FL 33602

Phone: (813) 222-1000
Fax: (813) 222-1057


The Straz Center is more than a beautiful riverside facility with five theaters and an on-site, accredited performing arts conservatory. We are a presenting, producing and educating institution, a community resource and the cultural cornerstone for the Tampa Bay region. We present and produce the highest-quality, most diverse performing arts and arts education programs available. Our programming serves more than 500,000 people with over 2,500 events each year including Broadway tours, grand opera, contemporary dance, theater, ballet, music, cultural programs and artist residencies. Our resident opera and theater companies produce performances not otherwise available. Our arts education programs serve over 50,000 children and adults each year, and include educational performances and on-site training as well as extensive off-site outreach to more than 25 partnering Title I schools, service agencies, shelters, hospitals and community centers.

HOUSE CAPACITY ranges from 200 to 2,600.

Disciplines: Broadway tours, Comedy, Dance, Multi-Discipline, Music, Opera, Performance Art, Puppetry, Spoken Word, Theatre