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Ruth Eckerd Hall

1111 N McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater, FL 33759-3299
+1 727-791-7400
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Good place for events

They do graduation here and its a nice event. The seating is tiered well so you can see the stage... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2014
Clearwater, Florida
The perfect venue for a show

I LOVE this venue! Small and personal, no balcony to obstruct your view, and park at the door for... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2014
Palm Harbor, 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
+1 727-791-7400
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

They do graduation here and its a nice event. The seating is tiered well so you can see the stage from anywhere. We really enjoyed the banquet events there too. They must have good rates since the schools tend to use them often.

Thank J G
Reviewed 1 June 2014

I LOVE this venue! Small and personal, no balcony to obstruct your view, and park at the door for free. Also, artists sometimes greet and sign cds in the lobby after the show. This is such an amazing place to see a concert! The prices...More

Thank T S
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I went and saw Jennifer Nettles perform there and she was awesome. I have gone there for other events too like Alabama performed there last year. People are nice and friendly to help all the time.

Thank tampabaygirl81
Reviewed 14 May 2014

The best place for music Santana was..words just can't compare to the experience, Free parking, or have dinner with your venue for an extra cost, worth every dollar spent

Thank lynnbennett
Reviewed 6 May 2014

The handicap parking spots are first come, and I was shut out when a guard pointed me to another very close spot. Inside the theater there were wheelchairs available to use, which was handy if your parking space was far from your seat.

Thank FlaHockeyFan
Reviewed 4 May 2014

I can't rave enough about our experiences at Ruth Eckerd Hall. We have great seats and the variety of performers are super. Saw and enjoyed The Alan Parsons Project, Yes, ELO just to name a few. So exciting to listen to the talented Florida Orchestra....More

Thank Laurieanne M
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Ruth Eckerd Hall is a great venue for concerts and shows. I've sat in just about every section over the years and have never had a "bad" seat. I am always impressed by the quality and variety of the entertainment. I so appreciate general parking...More

1  Thank Ford G
Reviewed 10 April 2014

Very intimate theater, we ere up close and personal with he band. The rumba party was great. the acoustics fantastic. Had fun

1  Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 9 April 2014

Ruth Eckerd Hall has to one of the best places in Florida to see a show. The venue is very easy to get to and parking has never been a problem. Very clean and friendly atmosphere. There isn't a bad seat in the place and...More

1  Thank sunsetsinfl
Reviewed 9 April 2014

We loved this place. Sound is awesome, easy access, free parking, friendly staff, and so very pretty! If you get a chance to see a show here, take advantage of the opportunity.

1  Thank jo b
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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.
Debbie B
30 April 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!