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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

An Evening with Sutton Foster
Sunday, December 13, 2015 7:30pm

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

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Mozart and More
Friday, January 22, 2016 8:00pm
Florida Orchestra Masterworks: New Year's Waltz
Friday, January 8, 2016 8:00pm
Florida Orchestra Pops: The Fabulous Forties
Friday, January 15, 2016 8:00pm
Ghashee w Mashee (The Dumba--)
Saturday, December 12, 2015 8:00pm

Thursday, December 17, 2015 7:30pm

National Theatre Live
Sunday, January 17, 2016 2:00pm
Parsons Dance
Thursday, January 14, 2016 8:00pm
Peking Dreams
Saturday, December 5, 2015 7:30pm

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox
Friday, November 27, 2015 8:00pm

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox
Friday, November 27, 2015 8:00pm

The Hot Sardines
Saturday, January 23, 2016 8:00pm
Vocalosity: The Aca-Perfect Concert Experience
Saturday, January 16, 2016 7:30pm
Where the Wild Things Live
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 7:00pm

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