In a vacated firehouse

on a creek

A full spectrum of





People forming art

Art informing people

People forming community

April 24: Film #2 in the FCC Film Series


CopenhagenAfter weeks of traveling through Europe, the immature William finds himself at a crossroads in his father’s birthplace of Copenhagen. When the youthful Effy befriends the older William they set off on an adventure to find William’s grandfather. Save on a pass to all six award-winning independent films rarely seen outside the Festival Circuit, covering a wide range of genres.

May 3: Workshop

Cigar Box Guitar Workshop

Cigar Box GuitarMake your own cigar box guitar for yourself, as a gift, as an instrument, a wall hanger, a piece of Americana! Continue this 150 year tradition with artist Steve Cinnamon.

May 3, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Firehouse Blues & Bar-B-Que

Bar-B-QueOur Smokin’ Bar-B-Q will focus on good food, good music and good people enjoying a lovely afternoon and evening at the Firehouse alongside beautiful Marsh Creek. Start with the astounding country sounds of “Victoria Hawkes,” Victoria Ginty and Mike Ivey, and finish the evening with George Worthmore, well known in the blues scene from South Africa to New York City.

May 8: Film #3 in the FCC Film Series


PharmboyPharmboy is the story of Gunner Barrett, a rural high school student born addicted to prescription pain medications. The film explores the challenging life of a 16-year-old boy, the obstacles he has faced, and his path to redemption.

  • Firehouse Pub

    Experience top quality entertainment as you enjoy drinks & snacks in a relaxed, intimate space. Live music of nearly every genre from jazz to show tunes, comedy shows and more are all on tap at the Firehouse Pub!

  • Artist in Residence Program

    Firehouse Residency public programs provide direct and intensive experience with significant artists, performers and writers in a full range of the arts.

  • Summer Arts Camps & Studios

    Discover your great summer adventure at the Firehouse Cultural Center! For 2014 we are offering 4 one-week programs filled with fun, exciting, creative activities. Arts Camps for ages 8–10 and Arts Studios for ages 11–14.

  • FCC Film Series

    The Firehouse screens the best independent films from around the world in a wide range of genres, in partnership with the Gasparilla International Film Festival. These are award-winning independent films rarely seen outside the Festival Circuit.

  • Arts in Education: Field Trip Performances

    Firehouse Cultural Center partners in the Arts in Education Program with the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and Hillsborough County School System as a venue for high quality performances for students.

  • Workshops & Classes

    Intensive working retreats & workshops conducted by visiting artists. For-credit classes offered by Hillsborough Community College. Open sessions of figure drawing from a model. Theater & Improv classes offered in partnership with the Patel Conservatory. The Brenda Knowles ‘Inside Journalism Series.’ What will you learn at the Firehouse?