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Performance Venues

UT's Theatre and Dance event calendar.

Tampa Bay Performing Arts Venues and Events

The Straz
1010 N Macinnes Place, Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 229-7827

Patel Conservatory
(813) 222-1040
1010 N Macinnes Place, Tampa, FL 33602

Ruth Eckerd Hall
1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater, FL 33759
(727) 791-7400

Mahaffey Theater
400 First Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 300-2000

On the Web

These resources on the open internet may be useful for your research.

  • Alvin Ailey - Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation's mission is to further the pioneering vision of the choreographer, dancer, and cultural leader Alvin Ailey by building an extended cultural community which provides dance performances, training and education, and community programs for all people.

  • American Dance Festival - ADF has remained committed to serving the needs of dance, dancers, choreographers, and professionals in dance-related fields. ADF’s programs are developed based on its mission: to encourage and support the creation and presentation of new modern dance work by both established and emerging choreographers, to preserve our modern dance heritage through continued presentation of classic works as well as through archival efforts, to build wider national and international audiences for modern dance, to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the art form and its cultural and historical significance, to provide a sound scientific and aesthetic base for professional education and training of young dancers, and to maintain a forum for integrating and disseminating information on dance education.

  • Ballet and Dance Art, Features, Chat, and More! ( - places significant focus on providing professional networking opportunities to those in the industry, including Teachers and Studio Owners.

  • Centre for Performance Research (CPR) - CPR’s mission is to support the development of new works in contemporary dance, performance and related forms, and to promote awareness of and appreciation for contemporary performing arts.

  • Council for Dance - Education and Training - The Council for Dance Education and Training (CDET) provides quality assurance for the professional dance and musical theatre industries. It is the first point of contact for those seeking information on education, training and assessment in the UK. The Council negotiates with government bodies, as well as national and international agencies on behalf of our member organisations.

  • Cross-Cultural Dance Resources - Cross-Cultural Dance Resources promotes the holistic understanding and appreciation of the diversity and significance of dance as a human universal in all cultural contexts through active research, publication, consultation, and public presentation.

  • Dance Research Resources - Searchable list of resources from the Dance Heritage Coalition. Presented on the New York Public Library digital library site.

  • National Association of Schools of Dance - NASD, founded in 1981, is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges and universities. It has approximately 80 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials.

  • National Dance Education Organization - The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and promotion of high quality education in the art of dance. NDEO provides the dance artist, educator and administrator a network of resources and support, a base for advocacy, and access to programs that focus on the importance of dance in the human experience.

  • Performing Arts Alliance - Performing Arts Alliance (PAA) has been the premiere advocate for America’s professional nonprofit arts organizations, artists, and their publics before the US Congress and key policy makers. - See more at:

  • SIBMAS - SIBMAS is the International Association of Libraries, Museums, Archives and Documentation Centres of the Performing Arts. We promote research in the performing arts, facilitate networking among our members and share resources about their specific collections and the performing arts in general.

  • Society of Dance History Scholars - Society of Dance History Scholars advances the field of dance studies through research, publication, performance, and outreach to audiences across the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

  • Stage Directors & Choreographers Society - SDC is the theatrical union that unites, empowers, and protects professional Stage Directors and Choreographers throughout the United States. Our mission is to foster a national community of professional stage Directors and  Choreographers by protecting the rights, health and livelihoods of all our Members

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