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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

Behind the Scenes of Saturday Night Live
Saturday, March 12, 2016 7:30pm
Best of Broadway: Season Kick-Off Party
Monday, February 22, 2016 5:30pm

Cameron Carpenter
Saturday, February 27, 2016 7:30pm

Cosi Fan Tutte
Friday, February 19, 2016 8:00pm
Sunday, February 21, 2016 2:00pm

Exploring Mars: The Next Generation
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 7:00pm
GlobalFEST: Creole Carnival
Sunday, March 13, 2016 8:00pm
National Theatre Live
Sunday, March 20, 2016 2:00pm
PostSecret: The Show
Saturday, February 13, 2016 7:30pm

Ry Cooder, Sharon White and Ricky Skaggs
Saturday, April 2, 2016 7:30pm
Stranger in a Strange Land
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 7:00pm

Tampa Bay Symphony
Sunday, February 28, 2016 4:00pm

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