Fundraising Events

Since ticket sales alone do not cover the cost of operating a not-for-profit facility like the Straz Center, it is through generous contributions and fundraising events that we continue to succeed in making the best of the performing arts available to the entire community.

The Straz Center hosts multiple significant fund raising events every year. For more information or to place your name on the events mailing list, please contact the Special Events Department at 813.222.1275 or

Fundraising Events

Broadway Ball

The cultural event of the year, this annual black-tie fundraiser celebrates the best of our Broadway season each fall with an evening of world class entertainment, delicious food, and exciting auctions. Sponsorship levels begin at $7,500.  [more]

Best of Tampa Bay

Hosted by the Producers Volunteer Group, the Best of Tampa Bay has been the signature spring event for more than 25 years.  [more]

Opera Gala

Celebrate Opera Tampa with other opera lovers at this signature fundraising event hosted by the Opera Tampa League.  [more]