Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa-Florida - United States, Architecture49
Construction year: 1987
Address: 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place | TAMPA-FLORIDA | United States | Visit Website
Latitude/Longitude: 27.951663, -82.463903

The Straz Center for the Performing Arts opened its doors as the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa, Florida in July 1987 and has welcomed more than 10 million guests. The venue was renamed in November 2009 to recognize the generous donation, the largest individual philanthropic gift ever made to a cultural institution in the Tampa Bay area, of financier David A. Straz, Jr.

The Straz Center is located downtown on a 9-acre (36,000 m2) site along the east bank of the Hillsborough River. As the second largest performing arts complex in the Southeastern United States (behind the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts), the 335,000-square-foot (31,100 m2) venue provides an environment for a variety of events.

The performing arts complex consists of five distinct theaters, a rehearsal hall, retail shops, on-site restaurants and banquet facilities. The architect for the Center was D. Fred Lebensold, ARCOP now named Architecture 49.

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