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

While you will not see Jobsite’s show names when you search the below link (this is a contract-based service we are working on), you can 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! Prepaid parking is sold based on the time of the show you’re attending. So, even if you do not see our show title listed, that’s OK. Simply select another show occurring at the same date/time.

to see if this option is available for your date.

Locations available:

Anchor Garage (formerly the Novel Riverwalk Garage)The Straz Center has secured 319 parking spaces in this garage adjacent to the Barrymore Hotel that will be available to our guests every Monday-Friday after 6 p.m. and all day every Saturday and Sunday. The least expensive rate for major Straz events is available only by pre-purchasing your parking.

Royal Regional Lot. This parking lot is the most affordable option – around $3 – with 60 of its 315 spots available for pre-paid parking. It is a six-minute walk to The Straz.

Rivergate Tower. It has the most available spaces – up to 600 – and is the least congested upon arrival and exit. Pre-pay to park here, then take a six-minute stroll along the Riverwalk or three blocks down Ashley Drive to The Straz.

Poe Garage. This is a close, pre-paid parking option with 160 of its 900+ spots available for pre-purchase. Please be aware that due to existing and planned construction in close proximity to the Straz Center, the pedestrian bridge from the Poe Garage to the Straz Center has been removed. Please follow the signs from the first floor of the garage to the alternate pedestrian walkway. ​

TECO North Lot. This lot is located across the street from the Poe Garage on Ashley Drive. A limited number of spaces are available for pre-purchase.

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 *very* limited due to construction and the entrance is now on Tyler Street.

Anchor Garage (formerly 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 $3 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.