If you’re a fan of comedy, music, art, and theater, then you’re a fan of Ruth Eckerd Hall!
Ruth Eckerd Hall has been a staple venue in the community since its Grand Opening in 1983 and we are so excited that this year is their 40th anniversary! 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. Stay tuned for their brand new amphitheater coming to downtown Clearwater’s waterfront in June 2023!
We have an exciting list of events coming up in 2023 that we can’t wait to share with you, so continue reading if you’d like to learn more. But…
Here’s a pro tip! Before taking your seat at a show below, we recommend arriving early to enjoy Ruth Eckerd Hall’s pre-show activities. If you add the “Pre-show Party Experience” to your ticket, you’ll indulge in some high-end appetizers, a small plate entree, salad, dessert, and coffee, plus your choice of one beer, wine, single liquor cocktail, or soda.
They also have opened The England Family Music Garden, where you can enjoy happy hour, live local music, and a brand new menu featuring salads, wraps, and more.
Experience only the biggest hits at Ruth Eckerd Hall – Unchained Melody, Rock and Roll Heaven, Soul & Inspiration, and Medley’s GRAMMY®-winning Dirty Dancing theme The Time of My Life, and so much more!
The country music superstar Darius Rucker – the three-time GRAMMY®-winner has released four #1 albums on the Billboard Country charts, and has even topped the charts at Country radio 10 times with hit singles!
Calling all Harry Potter and Starwars fans – experience the one-of-a-kind concert at Ruth Eckerd Hall, where themes from the Harry Potter movies take on the best of the Star Wars empire!
Enjoy the classic Chances Are, It’s Not For Me To Say, Misty, Wonderful! Wonderful!, A Certain Smile, and Gina as the one and only – Johnny Mathis, the Voice of Romance, Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY® Award-winner, and the Great American Songbook Hall of Fame inductee – perform one of his best shows of all time at Ruth Eckerd Hall!
Another incredible performance coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall is David Brighton’s! The world’s top David Bowie impersonator with one of the most electrifying acts ever to hit the stage. Experience the hits Under Pressure, Ashes to Ashes, Let’s Dance, Fame, Starman, and SO much more!
You won’t only hear the waves and see the sunset, but you will also experience the most incredible music, and watch spectacular performances with Clearwater Music – the outdoor waterfront 9,000-person amphitheater is coming to Tampa Bay in the Summer of 2023. With a year-round live entertainment schedule and the fact that this will be operated by the one and only Ruth Eckerd Hall alongside the City of Clearwater, we can only expect the best of the best.
Parking is always free at Ruth Eckerd Hall, valet is available at most shows for a fee, and there is no strict dress code or bag policy. For more information regarding audience safety & prohibited items, visit the link below!
Check out all the pre-show activities that REH has on site! They offer a pre-show party experience that can be added to your ticket, and it includes high-end appetizers, small plate entrée, salad, dessert, and coffee, plus your choice of one beer, wine, single liquor cocktail or soda.
The England Family Music Garden is open on the east side of the building and features happy hour, live local music and a brand new menu featuring salads, wraps, and more.
Shows can be busy but REH has made it possible for their guests to get their drinks quickly, so they can get to their seats in time for the show. Skip the line at the bar and order drinks through your phone with their online ordering! Don’t forget you can take your drinks into the show, there’s no need for you to chug your favorite drink.
Looking for a gift for your loved ones? Give the gift of entertainment! Give someone a memorable night at REH by purchasing a gift certificate for them to use at a Broadway performance, rock concert, comedy show, and more!
Get ready for a great new year at Ruth Eckerd Hall, the Nancy, and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, and coming in June 2023, and the brand new amphitheater, Clearwater Music. We will continue to update this list as new shows are released, so be sure to come back for more!
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