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Largo Cultural Center

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Welcome to Largo Cultural Center:

  • Located In: Pinellas County
  • Address: 105 Central Park Drive, Largo, FL 33779-0296
  • Box Office Phone: 727-587-6793
  • Seating Capacity: 333

History of Largo Cultural Center:

The Largo Cultural Center is the centerpiece for the city’s Largo Central Park complex. After the 70-acre park debuted in 1994, Partners N Progress for the Arts, a nonprofit foundation incorporated in 1985 to help raise funds to benefit new parks projects and improvements, began work on the center. A gift of $600,000 from Marian and Theodore Tonne helped advance the $3.7-million project by encouraging other private citizens to donate. The center opened its doors in November 1996.

Venues Within Largo Cultural Center:

  • The Tonne Playhouse, a 333-seat state-of-the-art theater with retractable seating which also allows for cabaret-style arrangement accommodating 250 guests or a festival-style arrangement accommodating up to 654 persons
  • The Parkview Room, a 6,300-square-foot, multi-functional facility ideal for a wide variety of events including wedding receptions, meetings and full-service banquets seating up to 250.

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Directions to Largo Cultural Center:

From Tampa:
  • Take I-275 south to Exit 31, SR-688/Ulmerton Road
  • Head west on SR-688/Ulmerton Road
  • Veer right onto Roosevelt Boulevard
  • Head west Roosevelt Boulevard/East Bay Drive/SR-686 to Central Park Drive
  • Turn left onto Central Park Drive
  • Largo Cultural Center will be the first building on right
From Sarasota:
  • Take I-275 north to Exit 30 toward Largo/Clearwater
  • Veer right onto Roosevelt Boulevard
  • Head west Roosevelt Boulevard/East Bay Drive/SR-686 to Central Park Drive
  • Turn left onto Central Park Drive
  • Largo Cultural Center will be the first building on right

Enjoying a Performance at Largo Cultural Center:

Owned and maintained by the city of Largo, the Largo Cultural Center presents a wide variety of concerts, stage productions, community events and awards ceremonies.

Dozens of artists have performed at the LCC since it opened in 1996. The center has hosted musicians such as Richie Havens, Colin Hay, BJ Thomas, Molly Hatchet, Blackfoot, the Orlando Opera, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, The Kingston Trio, The Little River Band, Sha Na Na, Hal Ketchum, The Ahn Trio, Maxi Priest, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels and Spyro Gyra.

In 2006, the LCC hosted its first Broadway season, presenting national-touring, professional productions such as Forbidden Broadway: SVU, Urban Cowboy The Musical, Say Goodnight Gracie, Ain't Misbehavin', Beehive: The 60's Musical and Five Guys Named Moe.

The LCC also boasts a resident theater company, Eight O’Clock Theatre. EOT sells over 15,000 tickets annually and presents five live performances of Broadway, off-Broadway and original productions each season.

Patrons will find plenty of free parking available adjacent to the LCC on both the east and west sides of the building. The facility has a covered drop-off and wheelchair entrance near the box office. The LCC offers wheelchair accessible and companion seating as well as wireless hearing devices to patrons with hearing impairments.

A concessionaire offers beverages and light snacks in the main lobby one hour before performance time and during intermission. Alcoholic beverages may be purchased with proper identification.

The center’s box office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Window service is offered one hour prior to performances.

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