The Performing Arts Center is known for its small town intimate atmosphere with big city acoustics and performances. Concerts, Comedy, Educational and Cultural Events are presented year-round in Tarpon Arts Family Friendly season lineup. Our mission is to provide an inclusive platform for the arts, culture, and entertainment. We strive to create unforgettable moments and lasting memories for our community members and out of town visitors alike.
This beaux arts-style building was originally constructed as a school in 1925 following the plans of noted Florida architect Emmett Hull. After the building was no longer used by the school board, the City of Tarpon Springs purchased it and, with the help of historic preservation grants, restored it in 1987 (the City’s centennial year). It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Hours and Admission:
The Performing Arts Center opens one hour prior to scheduled start time of performances. Advance reserved seating tickets are available ONLINE anytime by visiting TarponArts.org, or by calling the Ticket Office between 10 AM and 4 PM weekdays. Call 727-942-5605 for more information.
Due to on-going construction projects at City Hall, parking spaces located behind the venue are currently unavailable. The effected area is outlined in the image below shaded in red. On-site parking is available on N. Ring Street, Pine Street, and N. Grosse Ave. ADA Spaces and wheelchair access ramp are located on the west side of the building directly in front of the N. Ring Street entrance. Spaces fill up quick and are open for general public use so we recommend arriving approximately 20-30 minutes prior to the start of the show or earlier to make sure you can find a space. If you are attending the show with others, carpooling is encouraged. All downtown parking is on a first come first serve basis.
Tarpon Springs is located 15 miles north of Clearwater, Florida. Take US Hwy 19 to Tarpon Avenue, go west. Go 0.7 miles to Ring Avenue and turn right. The Performing Arts Center is inside City Hall, which is located at the end of Ring at the corner of Pine Street.
Hearing Assistance Devices are available for all performances. Please call 727-938-1915 or EMAIL in advance.