SPRINGTIME
AT THE
MUSICALE

Fundraiser

Saturday, April 2nd

11am-3pm

Join in our 2nd annual fundraiser to benefit the Friday Morning Musicale so we can continue to serve our community of Arts and Music!

Entertainment with purpose

arts & crafts • silent auction • food vendors • historical tour & video

Family-Friendly Performances

Throughout the Day

$15 Entry
12 & Under Free with Adult

Sponsorships Available

Donations Always Welcome

Auditorium

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813.258.3151

Friday Morning Musicale Entry

The Friday Morning Musicale was chartered as a musical club in 1902 by a group of young Tampa society women. The name derives from Friday morning recitals in New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel ballroom.

Originally Musicale members met at each other's homes before finding a meeting place at the local Tampa Bay Casino. The group cashed in their war bonds after World War I and bought the land in Hyde Park where the Mediterranean Revival-style theater would be built in the 1920s.

Help us celebrate the Arts and raise funds to preserve this Hyde Park Gem!

Host Your Next Event at the Friday Morning Musicale

This historic 1927 building, with it's many amenities, is a perfect venue for your next event. With accommodations for stage performances including a 385 seat auditorium or meeting/reception rooms, we can provide you the flexible space to meet your needs. With 2 Grand Pianos on site, your next stage performance can be a hit.

Front View of Friday Morning Musicale Building

The Historic Friday Morning Musicale

The Friday Morning Musicale and Federated Women's Clubs, a historic 1927 clubhouse and auditorium resides at the center of Tampa's earliest cultural and civic life. The building was designed by Frank Dunham, a local architect and is an example of Mediterranean Revival style design.

The Musicale was founded initially to sponsor solo vocal performances and to bring leading performers to this young city. Within ten years of its opening, it had organized Tampa's first choral group, staged several operas and introduced an amateur dramatic society.

While the Friday Morning Musicale nurtured Tampa's cultural life, the women's clubs used the building to plan civic improvement programs, lobby for improved public health and educational programs and social services. The Musicale clubs provided leadership opportunities for women and a means to improve the quality of life in this growing city.

This beautifully preserved venue served as a memorable location for the children who grew up in the Tampa area in the 1930s and 1940s.

The Friday Morning Musicale continues to enrich the city's cultural life by providing an intimate setting for musical performances such as student recitals, chamber music groups, operetta excerpts and fund-raising musicals for small organizations.