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New Tampa Performing Arts Center opens this weekend

The 20,000-sqft center will host musical theatre performances and more.

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The center is located right off Bruce B. Downs Boulevard.

Photo by City of Tampa

Welcome to the neighborhood.

The New Tampa Performing Arts Center (8550 Hunters Village Rd.) opens this Saturday, March 25 for its inaugural show — a 90-minute musical adventure performed by a 14-member cast + band, according to a release.

Hillsborough County paid $7.3 million to construct the 350-seat performance venue that includes an orchestra pit, stage, four studios, box office, catering kitchen, and more.

Tickets to the 7:30 p.m. show are almost gone (email infoNTPAC@Hillsboroughcounty.org or call 813-829-2760 for more info), but make sure to check the soon-to-come schedule for upcoming shows like “Beauty and the Beast,” “Grease,” and “Shrek the Musical.”

And...if you need one more interesting party idea... the space is available for event rental.

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