We are excited to be part of a growing, vibrant downtown. We understand, though, that because of multiple concurrent events at the Straz Center, and in surrounding areas, this can result in a very high volume of traffic and potential delays. New spaces are coming soon on the bottom levels of several of the new properties going up around the Straz, and we thank you in advance for your patience.

The Straz Center has put together some commuting and parking options to help smooth your journey into Downtown Tampa. We recommend using Google Maps, Waze or a similar traffic/GPS app when planning your arrival to any of the parking areas.

We also recommend arriving in Downtown Tampa at least 90 minutes before your scheduled curtain.

Arriving early to Downtown Tampa will not only give you the chance to snag a good parking spot, but also the opportunity to explore. You can discover a new pub, take a stroll on the Riverwalk, or try out a restaurant you’ve never tried before. It may become your new favorite.

The Straz Center for the Performing Arts

1010 N Macinnes PL
Tampa, FL 33602

Box Office: 813.229.STAR

Pre-paid Parking

Three pre-paid locations are now available in downtown Tampa:

  • Rivergate Tower
  • Royal Regional Lot
  • Poe Garage

While you will not see Jobsite’s show names when you search (this is a contract-based service we are working on), you need to find another event happening at the same time as ours. For instance, look for a Broadway show, a show in the Jaeb, a concert or comedy show or the orchestra with a similar curtain time as ours and buy it! They are not checking tickets and have been told this is okay for us to communicate with our customers.

Please Note

Pre-paid parking is run through a third-party site run by Parkmobile. When logging in, please create or use your existing Parkmobile login, or check out as a Parkmobile guest.

Poe Garage

Of the 900+ parking spaces available in the Poe Garage, 160 are available for purchase in advance. Scanning will begin at noon for matinees and at 6 p.m. for evening events. Guests must also arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the start time of their event to have their permits scanned.

Rivergate Tower & Royal Regional Lot

Our pre-paid reserved spots at Rivergate Tower and Royal Regional Lot are very affordable spaces with easy entry and exit. Just pre-pay, arrive, and take a short, six-minute stroll to the Straz Center for your show.

Standard Parking

Near The Straz

Straz Center Valet Parking

1010 N. WC MacInnes Place
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 222-1000

Space is limited and parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend an early arrival.

William F. Poe Garage

800 N. Ashley Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 274-8182 – general questions
(813) 274-8946 – special event rates

Rates vary but the current rate for major events at The Straz usually won’t exceed $6.

Times Building Lot

1000 N. Ashley Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
717 Parking Enterprises
(813) 228-7722

This lot opens two hours before most major Straz Center events and charges a flat fee. Space is limited.

Novel Riverwalk Garage

(next to the Barrymore Hotel)
109 W Fortune St
Tampa, FL 33602
$10 per vehicle, cash only, or pre-purchase

Additional Parking

TECO North Lot

111 E. Cass Street
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 228-7722

This lot is open to the public after 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 24 hours a day on Saturday and Sunday for a flat rate of $10.

On Street Parking

Street parking using Pay Stations or the Parkmobile app is available on many of the streets surrounding the Straz Center, including near Water Works Park. The meters are free weekdays after 6 p.m. and on weekends.

Royal Regional Lot

1200 N. Tampa Street
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 274-8179

Arrive after 6 p.m. on weekdays. Park any time on weekends. This lot is an approx. Six-minute walk to The Straz and charges $2 a day except during special events when the rate increases.

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


Wear your walking shoes and see everything downtown has to offer. Leave your car at home or park remotely.