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Ruth Eckerd Hall has been a staple venue in the community since it’s Grand Opening in 1983. With state-of-the-art equipment, comfortable amenities, and world-class entertainment, it’s no wonder they’re one of Tampa Bay’s best concert halls. With venues like Ruth Eckerd Hall, Capitol Theatre, and the Murray Theatre at the Hall, there’s always something going on.

But they’re not stopping there! They’ve got a HUGE expansion project going on. Get ready to experience the Hall’s all-new Grand Lobby, live music locations, Member Lounge, and SO. MUCH. MORE! To get full details on this expansion project, check out the Expanding the Experience page.

If you’re really looking to enjoy some other great Ruth Eckerd Hall performances, check out their On the Road activities which includes events like the Blast Friday Street Festivals, Clearwater Jazz Holiday, concerts and events at Amalie Arena and Tampa Theater, and more all around Tampa and St. Pete.

Community and Ruth Eckerd Hall

Ruth Eckerd Hall’s mission is and always will be to provide music and arts education throughout the community. They provide opportunities for kids who want to learn and grow their talents.

Through the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts people can take classes, workshops, and private lessons in jazz, dance, drama, instrumental music, musical theater, and more.

Other programs include:

The GRAMMY Museum®’s Music Revolution Project
Focused on developing the next generation of GRAMMY winners, the Hoffman School of the Arts host the Music Revolution Project, an intensive 4-week program including instruction, rehearsal, mentoring with award-winning artists, directors, and composers, and gives young people the opportunity to further explore and showcase their talents live on stage.

SchoolTime Series
The SchoolTime Series brings the joy and wonder of live theater to thousands of local school children while offering curriculum support to educators. The next upcoming show is “Amber Brown is NOT a Crayon!” happening on May 2nd, the Capitol Theatre for grades 1–4.

Broadway Ambassador Program
A brand new opportunity, the Broadway Ambassador Program allows students, ages 14 and up, with a passion for the performing arts to experience what it’s like to attend a Broadway performance.

They also offer scholarship and tuition assistance to anyone wishing to study at school. To learn more about their programs and about the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts, check out their website!

Everything Ruth Eckerd Hall does goes back into these programs and it’s up to us to help them continue this mission!

Thinking About a Membership?

Ruth Eckerd Hall does a lot to give back to the community through the arts. A membership is your chance to help them make a difference in Tampa Bay! They couldn’t do it without you! But don’t worry, you get a little something out of it too. Benefits include premium seating, members-only lounge access, complimentary beer, wine, and soft drinks, exclusive bar service, private restrooms, and more!

See more about the membership and different membership levels and sign up today!

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Aimee Pacchiarotti

Aimee Pacchiarotti

Aimee is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay blog. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram and Facebook.

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