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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

Florida Orchestra Masterworks Series: Songs of the Sea
Friday, November 11, 2016 8:00pm

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Beethoven’s Violin Concerto
Friday, December 2, 2016 8:00pm
National Theatre Live: One Man, Two Guvnors
Sunday, December 11, 2016 2:00pm
Shanghai Nights: Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China
Saturday, December 3, 2016 7:30pm
Simply Three
Saturday, November 5, 2016 7:30pm

Tampa Bay Symphony
Sunday, November 6, 2016 4:00pm

The Havana Cuba All-Stars
Sunday, November 27, 2016 4:00pm
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Saturday, November 19, 2016 2:00pm

Twinkle Time
Saturday, October 22, 2016 2:00pm
Sunday, November 20, 2016 8:00pm

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