A Message To Our Community
At all times, including these profound days of frustration, grief, pain and anger, Eight O’Clock Theatre seeks to promote equality and justice for everyone. As a theatre company we seek to inspire our community through promoting diverse stories, artists and ideals. We live by our Diversity and Inclusion Statement in all we do. We rise in grief with the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the untold thousands of others who have perished because of racial injustice. Our mission is to do whatever we can to bring a new and brighter day.
Throughout the years of community theatre performances, Eight O'Clock Theatre has grown through the talent and support of those who encourage, celebrate and participate in the performing arts.
Since 1982, Eight O'Clock Theatre has entertained theatre-goers in the Tampa Bay area with live performances, bringing Broadway, Off-Broadway and original productions to the stage, first in the Largo Community Center, and, since 1996, in the Tonne Playhouse at the Largo Cultural Center, now called the Central Park Performing Arts Center.
Winner of "Best of the Bay" from Tampa Bay Magazine and Best Community Theatre at the 2013 Florida Theatre Conference, Eight O'Clock Theatre continually brings top quality entertainment to the Tonne Playhouse stage. Whether you are a season ticket holder or are considering becoming one, this award-winning community theatre group welcomes your interest and support.