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Largo Cultural Center - Largo, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member debbado
N 27° 54.859 W 082° 47.082
17R E 324369 N 3088991
Quick Description: The Largo Cultural Center is located in Largo Central Park. It has 1 room for rentals, Parkview Room and the other room, Tonne Playhouse is their theater room that can hold up to 654 persons depending on the event.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 11/1/2009 11:31:15 AM
Waymark Code: WM7JKW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
The Largo Cultural Center was part of the master plan for the City of Largo's most aggressive project ever: Largo Central Park. The 70 acre park was proposed as the city began exploring future usage of vacant fairgrounds property located in the center of town. During the planning process, community needs were surveyed in relation to a new community theater and the volume of positive feedback was overwhelming. The park opened to the public in 1994 and the city and Partners N Progress for the Arts (a non-profit foundation incorporated in 1985 to help raise funds to benefit new parks projects and improvements) immediately turned their focus to their next major undertaking, the Largo Cultural Center.

A lifelong love of the arts sparked a leadership gift of $600,000 from Marian and Theodore Tonne. It not only helped move the 3.7 million dollar project forward but also encouraged other private citizens and local businesses to donate. With help from the fund raising efforts of the foundation and grants from the State's Division of Cultural Affairs, the Largo Cultural Center opened its doors in November of 1996 as the newest facility of the City of Largo's Recreation Parks and Arts Department.
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Theater Name: Tonne Playhouse

Country: United States

Address:
105 Central Park Drive
Largo, FL USA
33779


Web Site: [Web Link]

Venue: Community Theater

Type of Productions:
Music, Dance, Multi-Use Facility (banquets, meeatings, weddings, special events)


Restored Building: no

Date of Construction: 1996

Architect/Designer: Harvard Jolly Clees Toppe Architects, P.A., A.I.A.

Stage Type: Proscenium

Seating Capacity: 333

Special Productions/Events/Festivals:
The resident theater company, Eight O'Clock Theater, has live performances of Broadway, off-Broadway and original productions each year. Check their website for shows http://www.eightoclocktheatre.com/


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