PLAN YOUR VISIT

The Straz Center is at:
1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place
Tampa, Florida 33602


  • If you are traveling north on I-275, take the Ashley Street/West Tampa Exit #44 (old exit 25) to downtown. Once on Ashley Drive, go to the first traffic light and turn right on Tyler Street and go a half-block to the Straz Center.
  •  If you are traveling south on I-275, take the Downtown East-West Exit #45A to downtown. Please note that the exit point for Downtown East-West Exit 45A is well in advance of the previous Ashley Drive Exit #44. Follow the Ashley Drive sign. Turn right on Tyler street and go a half-block to the Straz Center.
  • From the Orlando-Lakeland area, take I-4 west to I-275 South and take the Downtown East/West Exit #45A.
  • From I-75 North or South, take I-4 West to Tampa then to I-275 South. Take the Downtown East/West Exit #45A.
  • If you are coming via Bayshore Boulevard, go over the Platt Street bridge and turn left on Florida Avenue. Go straight 9 blocks, turn left on Tyler Street and drive three-and-a-half blocks to the Straz Center.
  • From the Crosstown or Lee Roy Selmon Expressway east-bound, take Kennedy Boulevard and turn right on to Florida Avenue. Turn left on Tyler Street and go three-and-a-half blocks to the Straz Center.

For Straz Center patrons who want to park at the Poe garage, recommended routes are as follows:
 
  • From the north: north or south on I-275 to Ashley Drive, south on Ashley Drive to the garage entrance (on right)
  • From the west: eastbound on Kennedy Boulevard to Willow Avenue, north on Willow Avenue to Cass Street, east on Cass Street to Ashley Drive, south on Ashley Drive to garage entrance (on right)
  • From the east: West on Kennedy Boulevard to Florida Avenue, north on Florida Avenue to Tyler Street, west on Tyler Street to Ashley Drive, south on Ashley Drive to garage entrance (on right)
  • From the south: north on Florida Avenue to Tyler Street, west on Tyler Street to Ashley Drive, south on Ashley Drive to garage entrance (on right) **

**Motorists are highly discouraged from using Ashley Drive northbound to access the Poe garage.

Some tools you can use to help you check traffic reports and plan your travel are mytbi.com or fl511.

The City and its contracting team will provide weekly email updates to anyone who requests them. The updates will include a map showing active construction areas, road closures, “hot spots,” and other pertinent information. Anyone who would like to receive construction updates is asked to please email the request to info@tampa-ucap.com.

Because of the ongoing congestion, if you use I-275 to travel to the Straz Center we recommend that you give yourself extra time and plan to arrive 60 minutes before your event or class start time. This should provide adequate time for you to deal with any traffic, lane closures, park and arrive at the theater.
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