Located in Clearwater, Florida, Ruth Eckerd Hall dates back to 1977, when a 38-acre parcel was donated to Clearwater in honor of Richard B. Baumgardner, Sr. It was to be used as a performing arts center, and the building was designed by the prestigious Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Concerts, shows and performances are part of this venue's history. Famous names such as Patti LaBelle, Tom Jones, Yes and more have played at classic REH events. Those who favor oldies can enjoy the Four Tops or the Temptations at this venue. REH tickets bring variety, such as "Weird Al" Yankovic or Kristin Chenoweth, and children can even delight with plays. Those who love classic rock will find it happening here as well. Find great REH seating for your favorite shows at StubHub.
What is parking like at Ruth Eckerd Hall?
Onsite parking is available for free, and patrons will be directed to the Main Auditorium parking. Funded members and those who want valet parking and accessible parking are asked to stay in the right lane to be directed to the East Parking area. Disabled parking is located around the campus on a first-come, first-served basis and are marked clearly. A disabled parking permit, when shown, gives 50 percent off valet parking. The East Entrance, near the Freedom Boat Club, is where patrons will enter the lobby. It is advisable to allow extra time for parking and security clearance.
Is there accessible Ruth Eckerd Hall seating and entry?
Ruth Eckerd Hall is committed to providing a good experience to all its visitors, and special accommodations (wheelchair-accessible seating, space for service dog and aisle seat) should be requested as early as possible. Besides accessible parking, there are also easy-access drop-off points for the lobbies.
Is there dining at Ruth Eckerd Hall events?
Yes, you can enjoy Upstage Dining at Ruth Eckerd Hall with pre-show dining and REH seating options and packages. Some favorites on their menu are Buffalo Chicken Cake with Blue Cheese Cream and Chive or Warm Shrimp Fondue on Crostini as well as meats and desserts. You can also get brunch there. And if you are a member, you can relax in the Dress Circle Lounge, with tantalizing hors d'oeuvres as well as a full liquor bar. There is a view from a private balcony of downtown and Clearwater Beach. Concessions are also available with a kid-pleasing concession menu of soft drinks, water, hot dogs, pretzels, popcorn, chips and assorted candy.
Are there other restaurants nearby for those with REH tickets?
Yes, there is the Capital Theater with its rooftop terrace, and the Clear Sky on Cleveland. Both restaurants offer a great dining experience.
What else is in the area?
Downtown Clearwater is near REH events and offers a host of specialty shops, bars, restaurants, galleries and much more. You'll be near Clearwater Beach and the Clearwater Ferry. Glass art, sushi and Thai food are among the favorites here.Back to Top