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American Stage Theatre Co. at Raymond James Theater

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Categories: Theater

Features: Date night

Payment options: Credit cards accepted

Parking: Street, Garage

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 Co. at Raymond James Theater

As Is
Monday, December 1, 2014 8:00pm

As Is
Monday, December 1, 2014 8:00pm

Neil Simon's Laughter on the 23rd Floor
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 8:00pm
Friday, November 28, 2014 8:00pm
Saturday, November 29, 2014 3:00pm
Saturday, November 29, 2014 8:00pm
Sunday, November 30, 2014 3:00pm
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 8:00pm
Thursday, December 4, 2014 8:00pm
Friday, December 5, 2014 8:00pm
Saturday, December 6, 2014 3:00pm
Saturday, December 6, 2014 8:00pm
Sunday, December 7, 2014 3:00pm
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 8:00pm
Thursday, December 11, 2014 8:00pm
Friday, December 12, 2014 8:00pm
Saturday, December 13, 2014 3:00pm
Saturday, December 13, 2014 8:00pm
Sunday, December 14, 2014 3:00pm

Sunday Comedy Series: Hawk and Wayne's This Is a Comedy Show
Sunday, December 7, 2014 6:00pm

The Santaland Diaries
Monday, December 22, 2014 8:00pm
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 8:00pm
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 3:00pm
Friday, December 26, 2014 8:00pm
Saturday, December 27, 2014 3:00pm
Saturday, December 27, 2014 8:00pm
Sunday, December 28, 2014 3:00pm

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