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Spanish Lyric Theatre is the premiere presenter of bilingual and Spanish language theatre throughout the Tampa Bay area. In addition to our bi-lingual productions, we also produce quality American musical theatre in English.

Our goals are:

Preserve, present, and celebrate the cultural, musical, and theatrical heritage of the Spanish and Latin population in the Tampa Bay area;

Provide local artists and theatre-goers professional-quality experiences in Hispanic and American musical theatre; and

Educate the community at-large and especially younger audiences about the community's cultural history

As the oldest performing arts company and the only bilingual theatre in Tampa, Spanish Lyric Theatre is committed to promoting the cultural history and diversity of our city and to creating opportunities for local talent of all ages, nationalities, and denominations.


The Oldest Theatre Of Hispanic Origin In The United States.
The Longest Running Theatrical Organization in Tampa.

Founded in 1959, Spanish Lyric Theatre is about to embark on its 56th consecutive season of performances in the Tampa Bay area. We are remarkably proud of the fact that this is the longest track record of any theatrical organization in our community - of latin or hispanic origin or otherwise. Spanish Lyric Theatre and SLT Productions, our English language Broadway musical division, is now in its 26th season.


2015-2016 Season

Spanish Lyric Theatre/SLT Productions is proud to announce their 2015-2016 season. This is SLT's 57th season and we're still going strong! In an effort to provide quality Spanish, English and cross-over shows, we will be brining the arts from Cuba, Spain, and Broadway to life on the mainstage.

Check out our 2015-2016 MAINSTAGE SEASON for more information!

This Is SLT

Spanish Lyric Theatre/SLT Productions is proud to announce their 3rd mainstage show for the 2015 season -- "This is SLT". This is going to be a big production with a large cast of singers and dancers performing a variety of selections in both English and Spanish. Spanish Zarzuelas, Operettas, American Broadway, and even some specialty dancers will be included in this exciting experience that defines what Spanish Lyric Theatre/SLT Productions is all about.

ONE DAY ONLY! Aug 23. Tickets are NOW AVAILABLE for this musical extravaganza you won't forget!

New Cast Announced for 4 Guys Named Jose...

Spanish Lyric Theater is proud to announce the new cast for the new production of “Four Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria":

Jose Cubano – Michael Pruitt
Jose Dominicano – Omar Negron
Jose Boriqua – Kidany Camilo
Jose Mexicano – Alex De La Torre
Maria Bonita - Vanessa Rodriguez

ONE WEEKEND ONLY! July 17-19. Tickets are NOW AVAILABLE for the high energy Latin sensation. DON'T MISS IT!

Celebrated Artistic Director Retires

Beloved SLT founder and longtime artistic director, Rene Gonzalez, has retired, yet pledges to continue to serve as a resource to preserve spanish legacy.