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Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Categories: Theater

Features: Catering, Guided tours

Payment options: Credit cards accepted

Food available: Yes

More in this neighborhood: Downtown Tampa

Ferguson Hall is one of the large theaters at the Straz Center. Downtown Tampa's dazzling performing arts venue sits on nine acres on the east bank of Hillsborough River. The 330,000-square-foot complex contains five theaters offering one of the nation's best Broadway touring series, grand opera, concerts and a variety of events and performances.

The five individual theaters are: Carol Morsani Hall (2,610 seats), Ferguson Hall (1,042 seats), the Jaeb Theater (268 seats), the TECO Energy Foundation Theater (250 seats) and the Shimberg Playhouse (130 seats).

You can dine before the performance on site at Maestro's Restaurant (buffett, upstairs from the Jaeb Theater; opened for Broadway series, opera and selected events), Maestro's Cafe (in Carol Morsani Hall lobby) or Maestro's On The River (near the fountains). The restaurant also offers late night dining (menu service) on Friday and Saturday post-show for selected performances.

The venues are available for performance related events, including concerts, lectures, meetings, recitals, plays, graduations and pageants.

The Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, which opened in 1987, was renamed for philanthropist David A. Straz Jr. in November 2009.

Events at Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Saturday, May 9, 2015 2:30pm
Saturday, May 9, 2015 7:30pm

Friday, May 1, 2015 7:00pm
Saturday, May 2, 2015 2:00pm
Saturday, May 2, 2015 7:00pm

Cosi Fan Tutte
Thursday, February 11, 2016 2:00pm
Friday, February 19, 2016 8:00pm

Dinosaur Train Live: Buddy's Big Adventure
Saturday, May 16, 2015 1:00pm
Saturday, May 16, 2015 4:00pm

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Beethoven & Sibelius
Friday, May 29, 2015 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Brahms' Violin Concerto
Friday, November 13, 2015 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Handel's Messiah
Friday, December 4, 2015 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Scheherazade
Friday, April 17, 2015 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Vivaldi's The Four Seasons
Friday, October 23, 2015 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra Pops Series: Judy Garland Tribute
Friday, April 24, 2015 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra Pops: Curtis Stigers Celebrates Sinatra
Friday, November 20, 2015 8:00pm

Menopause the Musical
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 8:00pm
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 8:00pm
Thursday, June 4, 2015 8:00pm
Friday, June 5, 2015 7:30pm
Saturday, June 6, 2015 2:00pm
Saturday, June 6, 2015 7:30pm
Sunday, June 7, 2015 2:00pm

National Geographic Live
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 7:00pm
Islands of Obsession with Jim Richardson

Rob Bell and Pete Holmes: Together At Last
Thursday, May 7, 2015 8:00pm

Tango Buenos Aires
Sunday, March 29, 2015 7:00pm

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Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts - Downtown Tampa