Pee-wee’s Big Adventure 35th Anniversary Tour with Paul Reubens


Statement from AEG Presents: Prioritizing the recent health and safety concerns of fans and audience members, upcoming shows for Pee-wee’s Big Adventure 35th Anniversary Tour with Paul Reubens, including Tampa Theatre on March 13 will be postponed.

You will be notified of the new dates once confirmed. Tickets to the original performances will be honored for the rescheduled shows. If you are unable to attend a rescheduled date, please submit a request and the refund will automatically be issued to the credit card you used to purchase within 14-21 business days. 

We thank you for understanding and look forward to seeing you back soon.

Tampa Theatre and AEG Presents are proud to announce a special 35th anniversary screening of Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, followed by amazing stories about the making of the movie with Pee-wee himself, Paul Reubens, at 7:30pm Friday, March 13.

2020 marks 35 years since Paul Reuben’s classic, quirky sensation Pee-wee’s Big Adventure hit theaters. A critical and financial triumph at the box office, the 1985 comedy, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, starring and co-written by Reubens. grossed more than $40M domestically and made Pee-wee Herman a household name. The movie marked the feature film directorial debut of Tim Burton and the first major studio film for composer Danny Elfman, beginning the now legendary filmmaking duo’s partnership which has resulted in 16 films over the last three decades.

After the breakout success of Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, Reubens went on to create, co-write and co-direct Pee-wee’s Playhouse on CBS. The series earned 22 Emmy® Awards during its five year run. Reubens has personally been nominated for 14 Emmy® Awards, with two wins.

Reubens has starred in a number of diverse television roles, including 30 Rock, Everybody Loves Raymond, Portlandia, The Blacklist and What We Do In The Shadows. His film credits include The Blues Brothers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Batman Returns, Matilda, Mystery Men and Todd Solondz’s Life During Wartime. He has lent his voice to many animated projects including The Nightmare Before Christmas, Family Guy, American Dad, The Smurfs, Robot Chicken and Minecraft: Storymode. He can currently be heard at Walt Disney World as the voice of DJ-R3X, the droid pilot turned DJ in Oga’s Cantina at Galaxies Edge.

Tickets range from $39.50-$75.00, plus applicable fees, at the historic Franklin Street Box Office and online. A very limited number of EARLYBIRD VIP Packages will be available for $104.50-$349.50, plus taxes and applicable fees, and additional VIP Package Options are also available in advance for $109.50 – $399.50, plus taxes and applicable fees.

VIP 1: “I Know You Are” Backstage Package
$349.50 – Earlybird / $399.50 – Standard (plus taxes & fees)

  • One Premium Reserved ticket to the show
  • Access to an exclusive backstage mingle with Paul Reubens
  • Individual photo op
  • VIP access laminate
  • Super secret VIP gift item
  • Autographed print

VIP 2: “Why Don’t You Take a Picture” Photo Op Package
$199.50 – Earlybird / $249.50 – Standard (plus taxes & fees)

  • One Premium Reserved ticket to the show
  • Individual photo opp with Paul Reubens
  • VIP access laminate
  • Super secret VIP gift item

VIP 3: “I Meant to Do That” Merch Bundle
$104.50 – Earlybird / $109.50 – Standard (plus taxes & fees)

  • One Premium Reserved ticket to the show
  • Commemorative VIP laminate
  • Super secret VIP gift item

No cellphones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at this show. Upon arrival, all phones and smart watches will be secured in Yondr pouches that will be unlocked at the end of the show. Guests maintain possession of their phones throughout the night, and if needed, may access their phones at designated Yondr unlocking stations in the lobby. Anyone caught with a cellphone in the venue will be immediately ejected. We appreciate your cooperation in creating a phone-free viewing experience. For more information on this process, visit