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American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater

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Categories: Attraction, Theater

Features: Date night

Payment options: Credit cards accepted

Parking: Garage, Street

More in this neighborhood: Downtown St. Petersburg

American Stage is the Tampa Bay area's only professional regional equity theater. It presents its six-play Mainstage Series in its brand new, 182-seat Raymond James Theatre, across from Williams Park in downtown St. Petersburg. Other productions include the “After Hours” Series, School Tour, and camps and classes for children. American Stage is also known for its springtime American Stage in the Park (also known as Shakespeare in the Park), which was launched in 1986. In 2005, it began staging shows other than Shakespeare under the stars at Demens Landing.

The new theater, built in cooperation with St. Petersburg College, contains approximately 40 more seats than its old venue, plus two large lobbies with 10 accessible restrooms. Ticket prices vary according to day and time. Some performances offer "pay what you can" at the door, or reduced advance pricing. Also, check the theater's website for a list of nearby restaurants offering discounts to patrons. The Historic Courtyard by Mariott and the Vinoy resort offer discounts on hotel rooms.

During performances, patrons can park for free in the Synovus Bank, located one block up 3rd Street at 333 Third Ave. N. St. Petersburg College's parking garage is open to patrons for $5 on Friday night, Saturdays and Sundays and is located next to the theater on Second Avenue North. Along with street parking, there are two other garages within walking distance.

American Stage was founded as The Palisades Theatre Company in 1977. It became American Stage in 1981 and, in 1984, became the Tampa Bay area's first non-profit theater company to operate under a full contract with Actors' Equity Association.

Events at American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater

21st Century Voices: A New American Cycle
Thursday, March 2, 2017 8:00pm
Flying by Sheila Cowley
Friday, March 3, 2017 8:00pm
Rise of the Prickly Pear by Radha S. Menon
Saturday, March 4, 2017 12:00pm
Strait of Gibraltar by Andrea Lepcio
Saturday, March 4, 2017 4:00pm
Prudence by Stefan Lanfer

Hawk and Wayne's Anywhere, USA
Sunday, March 5, 2017 6:00pm

House Teams Live
Sunday, March 19, 2017 6:00pm

Informed Consent
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 7:00pm
Thursday, March 16, 2017 8:00pm
Friday, March 17, 2017 8:00pm
Opening Night
Saturday, March 18, 2017 3:00pm
Saturday, March 18, 2017 8:00pm
Sunday, March 19, 2017 3:00pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 7:00pm
Pride Night
Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:00pm
Young American Night
Friday, March 24, 2017 8:00pm
Saturday, March 25, 2017 3:00pm
Saturday, March 25, 2017 8:00pm

Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:00pm
Friday, February 24, 2017 8:00pm
Saturday, February 25, 2017 3:00pm
Saturday, February 25, 2017 8:00pm
Sunday, February 26, 2017 3:00pm

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American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater - Downtown St. Petersburg