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Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

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Address: 777 North Tamiami Trail (US 41), Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: (941) 955-7676
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Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: A good place for cultural entertainment.

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Culture, Culture, Culture

This is the number one venue for cultural events in Sarasota. Right on the Bay, the purple roof is unmistakable. Go there for Orchestral Concerts, Ballets and Popular Artists.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Van Wezel brings the best and varied performances to Sarasota--see the 2016 slate--book of Mormon coming- It is a great facility

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is the number one venue for cultural events in Sarasota. Right on the Bay, the purple roof is unmistakable. Go there for Orchestral Concerts, Ballets and Popular Artists.

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

A very good venue at this location. I have enjoyed numerous shows from comedy, and ballets, to rock bands and symphony. The acoustics are very good and the seating is very comfortable. Most showings include a dinner before the show, as well as bar, which service wine, beer and mixed drinks.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I attended an event in this theater and was quite surprised at the seating; there are no aisles for exiting the full length rows from the middle. Not sure how this facility passes fire code. Not sure I would ever go back unless I had end of row seating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My aunt took me to Flashdance musical. It was my first time going to Van Wezel. I enjoyed it very much. The valet parking was convenient & I would definitely go back for a 2nd show when I visit Sarasota:)

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We attended a concert at the Van Wezel, and though having lived in the area for over a decade and a half we usually opt to attend concerts on the other side of Tampa Bay. The first thing the attendee must know is that the seats are on one massive incline going all the way to the ceiling. Those people... More 

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Ann Arbor Mi
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Approximately 30 rows deep and 80 - 100 seats wide with no center aisles. Would never pass fire code anywhere else . Would cause a mass catastrophe if someone yelled fire let alone a real fire or emergency occurred. Unsafe venue.

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Sarasota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

That was Mabel Ringling's favorite color, so why not paint it purple, John, her husband, would have done anything for her, and so did Sarasota. You can get all the technical data on line, but not the atmosphere, it's fanstic. From the moment you drive into the parking lot, ocean on one side, look up and your filled with wonderful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Not a bad seat in the house. I Sat towards the rear and the view of the stage was very very good. Sound was better than average.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We purchased tickets in September to see Audra McDonald. There were many times we wanted to attend a performance at the Van Wezel but we turned away when we learned that an extra $10 fee was added for parking your car for the theater. This fee was added even if you walked to the show, used a bus or a... More 

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