The following are current parking and leave-your-car-at-home options for guests now that the Times III lot is closed and no longer available for anyone attending events at The Straz. Please review the list below to make sure you feel comfortable knowing where you can park when you visit our campus. 

To have the best possible Straz experience, please plan to arrive early to avoid traffic and potential parking problems.

As always, we thank you for your patience as we continue to work for more parking solutions and explore other possible options. If you have any questions, we will be happy to talk with you. You can reach Rossi Craft, our senior director of operations, at (813) 222-6402.

Alternatives to Driving
Leave your car at home, or park remotely.

Lyft (www.lyft.com) or Uber (www.uber.com)
Perfect for guests who want to avoid parking issues and/or enjoy an adult beverage or two at the show.

Cross Bay Ferry
For guests coming from St. Pete to see a Sunday matinee, try this new ferry service operating between the St. Pete downtown waterfront to the Tampa Riverwalk. The ferry travels seven days a week (except holidays) between the North Yacht basin adjacent to the Vinoy in St. Pete and the Tampa Ferry Terminal next to the Convention Center. Travel time is approximately 50 minutes, and fares are $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for children (ages 3-12). Please visit www.crossbayferry.com for departure times and to ensure that the times are compatible with your Straz event. Then use one of the options below to connect with the Straz Center.

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 Barrymore Hotel adjacent to the Straz Center. Some stops require a reservation. You can call (813) 390-3711 for a pick-up. All-day passes are $15.00 for adults and $8.00 for children, and after 6:00 p.m. the rates are reduced to $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. Please note that the latest pick-up from the Straz Center Monday-Thursday is 8:50 p.m. (northbound) and 9:15 p.m. (southbound). Later pick-up times are available Friday-Sunday. Please visit www.piratewatertaxi.com or call (813) 223-7999 to ensure that pick-up times are compatible with your Straz event.

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 (www.ridedowntowner.com) or by hailing a vehicle on the street. For more information, please visit www.tampasdowntown.com under Getting Around or call the Tampa Downtown Partnership at (813) 221-3686 for more information.

$4.00 In-Town taxi rides
Taxi rides for two or more people are only $4.00 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 you can 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. Please visit www.gohart.org or call (813) 254-4278 for more information.


See map for corresponding numerical locations.

1. William F. Poe Garage
800 N. Ashley Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 274-8182 for general questions
(813) 274-8946 for information regarding special event rates
Rates vary depending on length of stay, but the current rate for major evening Straz Center events will not exceed $6.00. The Poe Garage is only accessible from Ashley Drive.

2. Times Building Lot
Across the street from the Straz Center stage door on MacInnes Place
717 Parking Enterprises: (813) 228-7722
This lot opens two hours before most major Straz Center events and charges a flat fee of $10.00. Space is limited, and parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.

3. Barrymore Hotel
111 W. Fortune Street
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 223-1351
Subject to availability, this lot is open to the public for major Straz Center events and charges a fee ranging from $10.00-$20.00. Space is limited, and parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.

4. TECO North Lot
111 E. Cass Street
Tampa, FL 33602
717 Parking Enterprises: (813) 228-7722
This lot is open to the public after 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and 24 hours a day on Saturday and Sunday for a flat rate of $10.00. Space is limited, and parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.

5. Royal Regional Lot
1200 N. Tampa Street
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 274-8179
On weekdays, access to this lot begins at 3 p.m., but due to limited availability, we recommend arriving after 6 p.m. Parking is available any time on Saturday and Sunday. Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Royal Regional Lot is a .3 mile (6-minute) walk to the Straz Center and charges only $2.00/day. However, during special downtown events, the lot may charge an event rate between $5.00-$12.00.

6. 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 10-minute walk from the Straz Center. You can walk down Ashley Drive or take a more leisurely stroll down the Riverwalk to the Straz Center.

7. Straz Center Valet Parking
Located in the Straz Center Arrival Plaza off of Tyler Street
Space is limited, and parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.

8. On-Street Parking 
  • Pay Station or Parkmobile app metered spaces
    Street parking 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), and Ashley Street.The meters are free weekdays after 6 p.m. and on weekends. For all other hours of operation, guests may pay for their space either at the nearest Parking Pay Station or by downloading the Parkmobile app at www.parkmobile.com to pay for with a mobile device.
  • Unmetered spaces
    There are approximately 50 unmetered spaces on Doyle Carlton Street (north of W. Laurel Street up to Water Works Park). These spaces are free of charge and are only a .6-mile (10-minute) walk from the Straz Center.
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