The RITZ Ybor officially opened its doors on June 26, 2008.
Built in 1917, The RITZ Ybor underwent a $2 million renovation to become Tampa’s premier special events and concert venue. The venue boasts over 17,000SF, three distinct rooms, a grand foyer, full service bars, a state of the art lighting system and an extensive caterers prep kitchen which allows for outside licensed and insured catering. The RITZ Ybor is open to hosting live concerts, special events and private parties.
Conveniently located in the heart of historic Ybor City, The RITZ Ybor is a short trolley ride away from the Channelside district, a mere 2-3 miles from downtown Tampa and the University of Tampa and a 15 minute car ride from Tampa International Airport. It is located within walking distance of the Centro Ybor Entertainment Complex and the Ybor City Hillsborough County Community College campus. The Centro Ybor Parking Garage is conveniently located directly behind The RITZ Ybor.
Since opening their doors on June 26, 2008, The RITZ Ybor has hosted high-profile events such as the 2009 Maxim Super Bowl Party, the annual Ken Walters’ Celebrate Sinatra event, the annual Gorrie Gala and the BET Black Carpet Party. Sold out concerts by popular recording artists Lady Gaga, Ben Harper, Tiesto, Owl City and more have taken place at the venue. Private events such as weddings, birthday parties, bridal showers, bah mitzvahs, sweet 16 birthday parties, banquets and fundraisers have all taken place at The RITZ Ybor.
As a live music venue, The RITZ Ybor will feature live performances from the best of the entertainment and music industry’s top acts.