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Athens Theatre

124 N. Florida Avenue, DeLand, FL
(386) 736-1500
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Ranked #6 of 53 Attractions in DeLand
Type: Theaters
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DeLand, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I am so happy that the people in DeLand decided to renovate this beautiful structure back to its original form! I have been to several plays here and was blown away with the exceptional talent. My favorite play Les Mez was outstanding and every show pretty much was sold out. Will definitely attend more plays when we are in town.

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Deland, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Went to an AMAZING Legally Blonde show with a group of 8 people. Picked our seats straight from the diagram on their ticket website's seat chart (5 seats in row L and 3 right behind it in row M and the night of the show instead of the rows being L,M,N (our tickets were in rows L and M) the... More

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Alexa B, Director of Marketing & Operations at Athens Theatre, responded to this review

Hello Kathy, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our production of Legally Blonde, but heart broken to hear about your experience with the seating mix up. My House Manager did inform me that this happened, although I was unaware of any discomfort caused to you by how the situation was handled. Until this occurrence, I was not aware... More

Daytona Beach, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This theater has been through several incarnations over the years, and was closed for a long time while funds were raised for the restoration. It was restored to its former glory and has once again become a wonderful venue for shows and movies.

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Apopka, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
14 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My wife and I attended the play Songs for a New World on our first visit to the Athens in May. We drove over from Apopka to celebrate her birthday with dinner at Cress and the play afterwards. The play was a good local community presentation that was definitely worth more than its very reasonable ticket price. But the real... More

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DeLand, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This gorgeous theater is a true gem. It has been fully restored to it's original glory. I grew up visiting this theater to watch movies and now I am able to go back with my children and enjoy live shows and musicals. It is beautiful inside and out. They recently filmed scenes for the upcoming film Walt Before Mickey in... More

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Port Orange, Florida
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11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Last night we saw Le Miserables, our third show at this venue. I had seen Le Mis 4 times on Broadway and twice at other theaters, plus the movie, and several of the characters were better than the best I'd seen so far. It's hard to believe this is local amateur talent. What a great way to support the local... More

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Deltona, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I agree that the off Broadway performances of "Les Miserable" at the historic Athens Theatre are a great value. Great acting, dancing, singing, and variety of entertainment, with excellent seating throughout the theatre for $20 or less! From and insider's view, Theatre Manager, Dennis Jefferson and the wonderful volunteers who great every visitor and theatre patron, are the best part... More

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Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I went to see "les Miserable" on Sunday. The theatre was wonderful. There are no bad seats at all. It is an oldie but goodie. It was first opened in 1922. The theatre has great history and is located in downtown Deland. It has a wonderful manager Mr. Jeffries ( I think, he has a really cool waxed mustache) Anyway... More

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Deltona, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

They have a variety of plays offered through the year. Great for couples, family and friends. Nice to have something different to do.

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DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The theater is a renovated historic downtown DeLand building. They did an amazing job renovating it! When I go there, I sit and think about how things were back when it originally opened. We have been here several times, and the plays that we saw were excellent! We try to go here every year for my birthday, it's an excellent... More

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