Now Available: Limited pre-paid parking

Three pre-paid locations are available: Rivergate Tower, Royal Regional Lot and Poe Garage 

Check to see if it is available for your event.

GOOD: Poe Garage remains available. Of the 900+ parking spaces available in the Poe Garage, 160 are available for purchase in advance.
BETTER: Our pre-paid reserved spots at Rivergate Tower and Royal Regional Lot. These are very affordable spaces with easy entry and exit that you can pay for through the website. So, all you have to do is pre-pay, arrive, then take a short, six-minute stroll to the Straz Center for your show. Reserve your spot at
BEST: Ride share. Our friends at Lyft or Uber will get you to and from the show stress-free. Just download the Lyft or Uber app, follow the instructions, and you’re (literally) ready to roll.
We want you to have the best Straz experience you can, so please check out the map and list below for all of your parking options.
While we’re doing our best to solve your parking challenges, we haven’t quite found the cure for traffic, so please still plan to arrive early and enjoy the Riverwalk or one of our restaurants.


Lyft or Uber

Lyft ( or Uber ( perfect for guests who want to avoid parking issues or enjoy an adult beverage or two at the show.

Pirate Water Taxi

Dine at a restaurant on the river and take the Pirate Water Taxi to The Straz. The 34- to 46-passenger Pirate Water Taxi stops seven days a week at fixed locations along the Tampa Riverwalk, Davis Islands and Harbour Island, including a stop in front of the Straz Center. You can call (813) 390-3711 for a pick-up; some stops require a reservation. Visit or call (813) 223-7999 for rates and pick-up times.

Downtowner – Free, green ride service

Downtowner vehicles operate seven days a week in Tampa’s downtown business district which includes the Channel District, River Arts District, the University of Tampa area, and the non-gated north end of Harbour Island. Rides can be requested through the Downtowner app ( or by hailing a vehicle on the street. For more information, visit under Getting Around or call the Tampa Downtown Partnership at (813) 221-3686 for more information.

Taxi rides

Taxi rides for two or more people are only $4 per person within the In-Town Zone (Downtown, Channel District, Ybor City, Harbour Island, Davis Islands and Hyde Park). Taxis can be hailed from all hotels and taxi stands throughout Downtown Tampa, or call Yellow Cab at (813) 888-5008 or United Cab at (813) 253-2424 for service.

HART’s In-Towner Trolley

This free service stops every 12-15 minutes at certain public parking locations, hotels and points of interest throughout Downtown Tampa. The stop at Cass Street/Tampa Street is a short 5-minute walk from the Straz Center. Hours vary, and this service is available Monday – Saturday only. Visit or call (813) 254-4278 for more information.


Royal Regional Lot

1200 N. Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 274-8179
On weekdays, we recommend arriving after 6 p.m. Parking is available any time on Saturday and Sunday. The Royal Regional Lot is a 0.3-mile (6-minute) walk to the Straz Center and currently charges only $2/day. This daily rate is subject to change and may increase during special downtown events. We recommend downloading the Parkmobile App for hassle-free payment ( Alternatively, you can use the first-come, first-served on-site parking Pay Stations.

Rivergate Tower Garage

400 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL  33602
We recommend this garage for an inexpensive option that avoids the congestion immediately surrounding the Straz Center.  The least expensive event rate (currently $7.00) is available only by pre-purchasing your parking at 
The garage is only a short, 6-minute walk to the Straz Center along the beautiful Tampa Riverwalk or along Ashley Drive (access from the garage to the Riverwalk may be unavailable during major Curtis Hixon Park events).  Please call SP Plus Parking at (813) 221-2754 for information.

William F. Poe Garage

800 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
Visit or call (813) 274-8179 for rates and information.

Times Building Lot

1000 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
Located across the street from the Straz Center stage door on MacInnes Place. This privately-owned lot opens two hours before most major Straz Center events. Call 717 Parking Enterprises at (813) 228-7722 for rates and information.

Barrymore Hotel

111 W. Fortune Street, Tampa, FL 33602
This lot is open to the public for many major Straz Center events. Call (813) 223-1351 for rates and information.

TECO North Lot

111 E. Cass Street, Tampa, FL 33602
This lot is open to the public after 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 24 hours a day on Saturday and Sunday. Call 717 Parking Enterprises at (813) 228-7722 for rates and information.

Straz Center Valet Parking

Located in the Straz Center Arrival Plaza off of Tyler Street. Current valet rates are $18 for off-site and disabled parking and $25 for on-site. Valet rates are subject to change without notice.

On-Street Parking

Street parking, using parking Pay Stations or the Parkmobile App (, is available near the Straz Center on Fortune Street (in front of the Barrymore Hotel), Doyle Carlton Street (from Fortune Street to W. Laurel Street), Tyler Street (bordering the library), Ashley Street and near Water Works Park. The meters/spaces are free weekdays after 6 p.m. and on weekends. Some meters/spaces have a 4-hour time limit.

Fort Brooke Parking Garage

107 N. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602
There are approximately 500-600 parking spaces available and the garage is roughly a 15-minute walk to the Straz
Center. You can walk north on Ashley Drive or take a more leisurely stroll on the Riverwalk to the Straz Center.
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