The Straz Center’s mission is to inspire, educate and enrich our entire community through the transformative power of the performing arts. We are committed to ensuring accessibility and accommodating the abilities of all guests.


Accessible parking is available in our Arrival Plaza off Tyler Street. Guests with disability parking placards or license plates can park at a discounted rate on first-come, first-served basis.

Curbside drop-off

Courtesy wheelchairs are available for guests needing curbside drop-off. Call (813) 222-1070 when you arrive at the Straz Center and an associate will meet you.


Wheelchair and scooter accessible seating is available throughout all seating levels in Morsani Hall, Ferguson Hall and TECO Theater. Orchestra level accessible seating is available in the Jaeb Theater and Shimberg Playhouse. 

Seating options are available for guests with visual, hearing and mobility disabilities. Look for the designation when ordering online at, call our Ticket Sales Office directly at (813) 229-7827 or visit us in person. Bariatric seating is also available and can be requested when purchasing tickets by phone or in person. 

Easy wheelchair access is available throughout our campus, including water fountains and ticket counters at appropriate heights as well as theater seating designed for space and ease.


Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are located on all levels of Morsani Hall and Ferguson Hall as well as the ground floor of Shimberg Playhouse. Companion restrooms are available in Morsani Hall, Ferguson Hall and TECO Theater. Stalls are available in the Jaeb Theater.

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Performances

The first Thursday of each Broadway show in the Bank of America Broadway at The Straz series is an ASL-interpreted performance.

Requests for American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation for all other performances should go directly through our Ticket Sales Office. Please call (813) 229-7827 at least two weeks prior to your show so we can secure this service for you.

For all other performances, you should call at least two weeks prior to your show so we can make every reasonable accommodation to secure a sign language performer for you.

Social Experience Story

You can access the Straz Center Social Experience Story here.

Sensory Friendly Performances

A select number of Patel Conservatory student theater performances are designated as sensory-friendly for those with sensitivities to light, loud noises or surprise elements of a show. Sensory-friendly productions are presented in a relaxed, welcoming environment that is judgement-free. Subtle changes to technical elements may include house lights remaining at half, the removal of strobe and fog effects, and avoidance of sudden changes in amplified sound. Guests may use a break room and are welcome to bring headphones, ear plugs, stim objects, and tablets into the performance venue. Read more information here.

Assisted-Listening Devices

The Straz Center is pleased to announce a new Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) assisted-listening system. It can be used by any guest with a smartphone or tablet and ear buds. Simply download the free MobileConnect app, connect to our assisted-listening Wi-Fi network and tune in. If you do not have a smartphone or tablet, don't worry, we have some you can check out at the house manager's desk in each theater. There is no charge to use the device, but a valid ID is required. Only available in Carol Morsani Hall, Ferguson Hall and Jaeb Theater.

Service Animals

ADA–certified service animals are welcome inside the Straz Center building and must remain on a leash or in a harness at all times. If you intend to bring a service animal to a performance, please notify your ticket agent at the time of purchase so that we can identify the most suitable seating location for you.

We’re Here to Help

(813) 229-7827 (local) – Ticket Sales Office / Customer Service
(800) 955-1045 (outside Tampa Bay area) – Ticket Sales Office / Customer Service
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