Picture your wedding day surrounded by historic splendor or presenting your next corporate meeting on the big screen. Tampa Theatre is available for rent for concerts, film screenings, meetings, presentations and other special events. The historic Theatre building fronts Franklin Street in downtown Tampa — an easy walk to several hotels and restaurants. Tampa Theatre’s facilities include a 1,410-seat auditorium and lobby, and seasoned, professional staff with more than 80 years combined experience can make your event a smash hit. Rental rates vary greatly depending upon the day and time of the event, staging requirements and front-of-house considerations. And because we show films nearly every day of the year, it’s essential to discuss your rental needs with us as you begin looking at dates. Please start by clicking the links below for details on your specific type of event. Then, contact to discuss date availability and a detailed estimate.

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Stage Dimensions

  • Proscenium width: 25′
  • Proscenium height: 15′ 6″ to trim
  • Plaster line to back wall: 7′
  • Plaster line to stage front: 18′
  • Plaster line to curtain line: 8″
  • Stage ceiling height: 22′ (no fly loft)
  • Stage apron: 46′ x 18′
  • Loading door: upstage, center – 7’3″ high x 7’6″ wide


  • Public Address: 16 channels, full complement of wireless and hard-wired microphones, snakes and cables, Ipod / Iphone docks, cassette, reel-to-reel and CD audio playback
  • Headset Communications: Clearcom production intercom to all positions

Dressing Rooms

  • Total of 2 dressing rooms with mirrors, make-up lighting and dressing tables.
  • One dressing room equipped with a private restroom.


  • Company switch: 3-phase, 4 wire 400 amps per leg
  • Stage Lighting Board: 24 channel 2-scene preset
  • Dimmers: 12 – 2.4kw / 12 4.8kw
  • 36 – 1,000w Lekos
  • 16 – 1,000w Pars
  • 2 HMI Satellite follow spots

Cinema Projection and Sound

  • Screen with variable masking: 24′ wide x 15′ high
  • Twin 35mm projectors, capable of reel to reel or platter
  • Christie CP-2220 Digital Cinema projector / 22,000 lumens
  • Doremi D-Cinema Server DCP-2K4 with Integrated Media Block
  • Oppo Digital BDP-93 Blu-Ray / DVD player
  • CAT 5 and CAT 6 lines from stage deck to projector for power point presentations
  • Input Guest Panel for alternative video content accepting HDMI, composite, RGB HD component, DVI, VGA (via DVI breakout), and HD-SDI
  • Guest power point presentations should be built in a 16 X 9 ratio for optimum presentation quality.
  • Guest alternate content specifications: 1998 x 1080 pixels – 1.85 = Flat
  • Cinema Sound:
  • 5.1 Surround
  • Datasat AP-20 Cinema Audio Processor
  • EAW UX8800 Processor
  • Dolby DA-20 35mm digital film sound processor
  • Primary L/C/R: 3 JBL 4642A subwoofers tri-amped with 3 EAW Screen Channel Arrays
  • 24 JBL surrounds
  • Input Guest Panel for audio accepting left / right mini plugs, left / right XLR, 3.5 mm stereo mini plug, S/PDIF and optical (Toslink)