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The Carol Morsani Hall is the pride and joy of the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. It boasts a looming 11-story-high stage and back stage, allowing for elaborate Broadway productions and major plays. To go along with the impressive size of the stage are four levels of seating and the audience is practically guaranteed a full experience of the grandeur performances from any seat.
Ferguson Hall, located in the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, is one of the five major halls in the venue. The theater has the perfect seating and performing area and is host to off-beat theater performances, children's production and local musical groups. The two levels of curving balcony create an illusion of space. A magnificent way to spend the night at the theater.
Located within The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, The Rehearsal Hall is what a typical rehearsal place looks like. With mirrored walls and ballet barres this place is used mostly by the performers. Although, more often than not this place serves as a venue for more informal performances. If you don't mind watching a performance on a chair or sitting on the floor, this place is quite fun to be.
Located in the magnificent David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, the Jaeb Theater is a venue for cabaret shows and musicals. The theater is smaller compared to the Carol Morsani Hall and is the regular screening venue of the long running play 'Forever Plaid'. The 300 seater arena hosts stage productions and plays that can be viewed by the whole family. The balcony is elegant and the seating is comfortable. You can dress casually when you go to this grand venue.
Downtown Tampa has a little for everyone and is an important attraction, being the central business district of Tampa, Florida and the chief financial district of the Tampa Bay Area. Being an area rich in the cultural arts with places like the Tampa Theater, Tampa Museum of Art, Jobsite Theater and the Henry B. Plant Museum. There are also restaurants, bars and clubs aplenty to satisfy your food, drink and dance cravings. For those of you who are shopaholics, step inside Channelside and get your fix.
Established in 1926 as one of the premier cinemas in the United States, the Tampa Theatre now serves as a national landmark. In addition to showcasing movies and musicals, this venue also hosts events and stunning wedding receptions. This theater's interior boasts a number of Mediterranean-inspired accents and features a collection of antiques and statues. This historic theater has 1446 seats total, spread out over two levels.
Walk the corridors of the Tampa Bay Hotel, now a museum and a National Historic Landmark, and experience a stroll through time when exquisite art, elegant furnishings and opulent grandeur conveyed the image of the Gilded Age. Built in 1891, the hotel, with its Moorish architecture and spiraling minarets, was created as a resort for the rich and affluent. Reservations needed for groups of 10 or more. Parking is free in front of the building and in a nearby parking garage.