Some cast members of Behind Closed Doors, written and directed by local playwright Marc Sanders, pose on stage wearing face coverings at Carrollwood Cultural Center. Photo by April Green-Collins.

Show Goes on at Hillsborough County Cultural Centers

Hillsborough County

Bayard Steele

Carrollwood and Firehouse centers persevere through pandemic, look forward to more in-person events, classes, exhibits

A pair of cultural oases at opposite ends of Hillsborough County have remained community assets throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

It hasn’t been easy. Lots of scheduling and technical adjustments were needed to accommodate virtual and smaller in-person gatherings at the Carrollwood and Firehouse cultural centers. Many of these measures remain in place. But with vaccinations now widely available and some precautionary mandates lifted, the centers’ leaders are hopeful the worst of the pandemic is behind us.