The Seventh Annual Pole for a Purpose™ will be held on
August 12th, 2017
1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa, Florida 33602
Pole for a Purpose™ will hold the seventh annual charity showcase at the Straz Center in Tampa, Florida.
Below are directions, parking, accessibility information, and which entrance to use.
Use this parking garage and the covered pedestrian bridge to avoid any possible inclement weather.
Learn More About The Straz Center
Built on an abandoned gravel lot in a city that was lacking cultural offerings, the Straz Center began as the dream of a community. Today the Straz Center is the largest performing arts center in the Southeast and the only one with an on-site performing arts conservatory. The Straz Center was incorporated in 1980 and opened in 1987.
In the early 1990s, the Straz Center (then known as Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center) established arts education as a community priority, working closely with area public, private and home school programs to enhance arts education for children throughout the seven-county Tampa Bay area. Outreach programs included curriculum connectors to Florida education standards and teacher study guides in print and online. The Straz Center’s extended in-school artistic residencies, summer programs and after school offerings helped to fill the increasing gaps in arts education left by budget cuts.
Since 1991 the Straz Center’s Education department housed programs such as Tampa Bay Youth Orchestra and Community Arts Ensemble, a free summer theater day camp that served urban children in need by connecting them with nationally known artists in a rehearsal-based process. Each summer, an original musical play was written and produced especially for that year’s group of up to 100 children to perform in a fully-staged production for friends and family in one of the Straz Center’s main halls.
Pole for a Purpose Will Be Held In the Jaeb Theater
The Jaeb Theater features a large stage and three stories of seating. The ground floor orchestra pit houses our VIP tables and the closest view of the stage. Behind the orchestra pit is a section of theater style seating. The second floor (known as the mezzanine level) and third floor (known as the balcony level) both feature table-side seating directly along the railing and offer superb views.
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