In terms of both the quality of the space and the quality of its shows, this generically named theater is ranked among the finest in Tampa.. The Scene A remarkably audience-friendly facility, with great acoustics, generous seats, a comfortable atmosphere and even plenty of free, lighted parking. Shows to catch include concerts from the USF Percussion Ensemble and most productions from TheatreUSF. TheatreUSF shows typically include professional and student actors and technicians in the highest-budget and highest-quality local theater in Tampa.
The Shows Because it's part of an educational institution, TheatreUSF offers a wide range of productions, from classics by Shakespeare, Shaw, and Brecht to contemporary works by Tom Stoppard and Len Jenkins. Especially noteworthy are productions under the auspices of the British International Theatre Program, which brings some of the best and best-known playwrights, directors, and actors from English theater to USF every year.
Ticket prices vary according to the event, but are usually very affordable. A small gallery in the lobby features two-dimensional works by students and faculty members.