Directions and Parking

  • If you are traveling north on I-275, take the Ashley Drive/West Tampa Exit #44 (old exit 25) to downtown. Once on Ashley Drive, go to the first traffic light and turn right on Tyler Street and go a half-block to the Straz Center.
  • If you are traveling south on I-275, take the Downtown East-West Exit #45A to downtown. Please note that the exit point for Downtown East-West Exit 45A is well in advance of the previous Ashley Drive Exit #44. Follow the Ashley Drive sign. Turn right on Tyler Street and go a half-block to the Straz Center.
  • From the Orlando-Lakeland area, take I-4 west to I-275 South and take the Downtown East/West Exit #45A. * From I-75 North or South, take I-4 West to Tampa then to I-275 South. Take the Downtown East/West Exit #45A.
  • If you are coming via Bayshore Boulevard, because of construction on Bayshore and the months-long closing of the Platt Street Bridge, take MacDill Avenue to Kennedy and turn right. Take Kennedy to Ashley and take a left on Ashley. Take Ashley to Tyler and turn left on Tyler. The Straz Center is on the right.
  • From the Crosstown or Lee Roy Selmon Expressway east-bound, take Kennedy Boulevard and turn right on to Florida Avenue. Turn left on Tyler Street and go three-and-a-half blocks to the Straz Center.