About Tampa Preservation, Inc.

Tampa Preservation, Inc. (TPI) is a private, non-profit organization, established in 1973. TPI is dedicated to the preservation of the historic structures and neighborhoods of the Tampa Bay area and Hillsborough County, and to the education of the area's school children and residents about their unique heritage.

Office Location:
2007 N. 18th Street
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 248-5437

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 18061
Tampa, FL 33679


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Tour the Tampa Theatre

The Tampa Theatre is a protected historic landmark and one of America’s best-preserved examples of grand movie palace architecture. See what makes the building so special during their Balcony-To-Backstage Tours. The tour is an entertaining behind the scenes visit to the Tampa Theatre, where art, mythology, and history are interwoven through one of America’s best preserved examples of grand movie palace architecture. Tours include a performance on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ, a magnificent three-manual, 14-rank instrument, which was originally installed when the Tampa Theatre opened in 1926 to accompany silent films. Although the Organ was relocated to a radio station and then a church during the Theatre’s history, it was found, rescued and reinstalled by volunteer members of The Central Florida Theatre Organ Society (CFTOS) in the 1980s.

Tampa Theater
Balcony-To-Backstage Tour Dates

Tue, Jun 10 – 11:30am
Sat, Jun 28 – 11:30am
Sat, Jul 26 – 11:30am
Tue, Aug 5 – 11:30am
Sat, Aug 23 – 11:30am
Tue, Sep 9 – 11:30am

$7.50 General Admission/$5 Kids 2-12

Free for Tampa Theatre Members and Kids under 2.

Tickets are available day-of.  Space is limited. For more info: http://tampatheatre.org/events/balcony-to-backstage-tour/

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