In a vacated firehouse

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A full spectrum of





People forming art

Art informing people

People forming community

December 4th: Firehouse Pub

Comedy: Rahn Hortman & Bill Zapf

Rahn Hortman never thought that one day seasoned veterans of comedy would give him personal praise for his own stage show being “refreshing” and “a departure from the norm”.
Bill Zapf was injured in a hockey accident up in the Great White North. The former hockey player, skydiver, and bungee jumper has always had a love for comedy and has been making people laugh his entire life.

December 12th: Firehouse Pub

Stephanie K.

Stephanie Klco-Brosius. American Jazz vocalist based in Germany. She has performed at many international festivals throughout Europe, Tunisia, and the United States. She will be backed by the Jim Burge Quartet.

December 19th: Firehouse Pub

Valerie Gillespie

Valerie Gillespie and her ensemble will be playing jazz music from her Holiday Repertoire with her signature saxophone. Offering a  sentimental take on new and classic jazz songs.

  • 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

    Discover your great summer adventure! For 2015 we are offering 6 one-week Arts Camps for ages 8–10 and ages 11–14, filled with fun, creative activities: Theater; Robotics & Coding; Drawing, Painting & Printmaking; 3D Art; Cartooning & Animation. Each week culminates with a performance or a ‘Show-off’ for family and friends.

  • Theater at the Firehouse

    Visiting theater groups, film screenings, and our Family Theater Series provide a wide range of evening and matinee performances to entertain all ages.

  • 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. Figure Drawing Group, open to all, working from a live model. Theater & Improv classes offered in partnership with the Patel Conservatory. The Brenda Knowles ‘Inside Journalism Series.’ What will you learn at the Firehouse?

December 5th: Family Concert

Family Holiday Concert

Chorus groups from Thompson Elementary and more in the South Shore area will perform. Santa Claus will even make a special appearance.
Candy Canes and Christmas Carol’s, will get all of us into that joyous Christmas Spirit! FREE event.

Every Thursday, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Figure Drawing Group

Open to all (18 and up). $10 per session. Bring your own materials, work from a live model. Monitored by Bruce Marsh.Figure Drawing

Next session: Thursday, December 3, 2015

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