American Stage is Tampa Bay's best professional regional equity theatre. Founded in 1977, our mission is to create the most satisfying live theatre in the Tampa Bay area, accessible to all members of the community. The vision is to preserve the greatest human stories from our past, while creating the most defining stories and storytelling of our time. American Stage presents its Mainstage Series in the 182-seat Raymond James Theatre year round and the annual American Stage in the Park each Spring. The theatre’s other programming includes: “After Hours” Series, School Tour, and camps and classes for children. Raymond James is the Mainstage Sponsor and WUSF 89.7 is the Radio Sponsor of American Stage.