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Ruth Eckerd Hall

1111 N McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater, FL 33759-3299
+1 727-791-7400
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Great Venue

This is an excellent size venue to se musical performances. We just saw Donald Fagen and thought it... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Jim W
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Homosassa, Florida
Very nice venue for a show

This is a nice venue for a concert, every seat has a great view and the place is very clean. The... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Jeff T
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Tampa, Florida
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Ruth Eckerd Hall's near perfect acoustics have received rave reviews from artists, technicians and audience members since opening in 1983. Combined with state of the art equipment, comfortable amenities and world class entertainment, it's no wonder that it has been recognized as one of Tampa Bay's best concert halls numerous times as well as a finalist for Pollstar's Theater of the Year twice. In 2003, the Hall's audience chamber received a complete refurbishment, its 2,180 seats were reconfigured to accommodate more patrons with disabilities, and lobby and restrooms were expanded.Ruth Eckerd Hall has continental-style seating. Almost every patron prizes a center seat and continental-style provides the maximum possible. There are no support columns, no obstructed views. Seating is sloped and staggered. For safety and comfort, the aisle space is wider than traditional layouts; entry and exit can be made while patrons remain seated. There are 14 sets of double doors leading out from the audience chamber. With this configuration, a full house can be cleared in a matter of minutes.Among the original community leaders who conceptualized building a performing arts center this side of Tampa Bay, was Jack Eckerd. During construction, Mr. Eckerd designated a significant contribution as a birthday gift to his beloved wife, Ruth, making the dream a reality. The Hall proudly bears her name.
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1111 N McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater, FL 33759-3299
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

This is an excellent size venue to se musical performances. We just saw Donald Fagen and thought it was perfect. The sound was very good and our seats in row M had very good views. Valet parking made it easy to arrive and depart. Everything...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This is a nice venue for a concert, every seat has a great view and the place is very clean. The sound acoustics are very good. Parking is free and not hard to find.

Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

The space is excellent, the acoustics wondrous, and the proximity to residential an added bonus. What sometimes detracts from the experience is the constricting nature of the parking. However, when this minor annoyance is compared to other venues in this metro area AND in other...More

Thank F J
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Visited here for the 1st time yesterday (6.2.17) . Attended the Trevor Noah show. BTW the show was great! Anyways the venue does a need a bit of a touch up but nevertheless nice place and they attract big names from comedians to singers, dancers...More

Thank Trinislang
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

37 minutes after I sat in my car, I'm still unable to back out of this place. I now get that this place is completely inept at handling any sort of traffic. It is completely ridiculous that a venue basically ruins every event with such...More

Thank Ben N
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Paid $410 for 4 tickets plus $128 service charge. When we printed the tickets the face value for each ticket was $35. The seats were in the second to last row and most of the performance (with the exception of 2 actors) was high-school level....More

1  Thank Robert2000585
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I arrived with 20 minutes to spare. I spent all of it following other people looking for a space. They had a whole section blocked off for Valet parking with very few cars parked there. But not another open space anywhere. If you want to...More

1  Thank JP33765
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Went to see Kinky Boots last night,great show fantastic cast,it was very well done,Ruth Eckerd hall is a nice modern venue but with no real atmosphere,the main problem is the place is absolutely FREEZING to the point it spoilt the enjoyment of the show,everybody we...More

Thank PEEWEE201
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Our first visit was to see Kinky Boots. Compared to the Phillips Center in Orlando, this is smaller and more compact theater with superb acoustics. Our seats N16 and N17 were close enough to see the stage well and comfortable. Staff were helpful suggesting post...More

Thank Wanda71
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We went to a price is right live show. The show, sound quality etc was great. We got there early to stand in line and there was only one single, outside bathroom available. That wasn't a problem until the majority of the guests got there...More

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ahappymom1965
15 August 2017|
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Response from Jim W | Reviewed this property |
I think business casual is always nice for a public show. but for Elvis, you should rent an Elvis costume, for sure.
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Debbie B
1 May 2017|
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Response from thaward | Reviewed this property |
I think dinner around 6 should be good. That will give you ample time to enjoy your meal and get to your seats (by 7:45). Hope this helps and enjoy the show!
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