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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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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: A good place for cultural entertainment.

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Great space

This venue has it all! What do you want in a performance hall? Easy to find? Yes Free parking? Yes, including some right on the bay. Valet if desired? Yes Easy exit? Yes Great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This venue has it all! What do you want in a performance hall? Easy to find? Yes Free parking? Yes, including some right on the bay. Valet if desired? Yes Easy exit? Yes Great sight lines? Yes, there are no obstructed view seats. Cheap seats decent? Yes, there are only 29 rows in the place, and NO balconies Great sound?... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The Van Wezel was an excellent venue for listening to Ringo Starr and The All Star band!!! Sound was perfect! We arrived less than 30 minutes to concert time, parking in the self parking lots was convenient, (ticket indicates what side you should park on), walked in and sat down! Aisles were large enough, no need to stand as fellow... More 

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Venice, Florida
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32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

So the list of entertainment they bring to Sarasota is fantastic. I saw Ringo Starr and it was one of the best concerts I have ever seen. However, unless I can get a seat close to the aisle, I will never go to the Van Wezel again. The rows in the Hall are about 80 seats long, with no aisle... More 

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Newark, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We saw Michael Feinstein and the show was excellent. I would not recommend the pre-show dinner, if offered; it was a nice buffet, but pricey for the quality. When ordering tickets, beware that there are no aisles in the theatre and each row is one continuous row; the location of your seat determines what door you enter--doors are located on... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This is the second time visiting and had dinner n show (Frankie Valle). What a fantastic show n price with dinner included. Going back to see Johnny Mathis. If your in the area check out the shows. Great evening out and memorable

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Rockwood, Canada
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21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

First time at Van Wezel with 8 friends to see some of the dancing with the stars pros. Great show and we were fortunate to book early and get seats in the second row from stage. Very comfortable seats and wide eisles.

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Parrish, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We have been to three shows which we enjoyed except perhaps for Louie Black who got into his own personal politics and was booed by many. He should have done some homework about his audience. However the major problem is in case of fire trying to avoid getting burned alive or dying from smoke inhalation. Very strange layout without a... More 

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Charlotte, VT
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We (my 86 y/o mother, my wife, and I) attended the 1/29/15 performance of "Ballroom with a Twist". The valet parking was easy and affordable and we were pleasantly surprised by the high quality and outstanding service of the excellent buffet dinner catered by Mattison's Restaurant. Our dinner reservation was at 6:15 PM and we enjoyed a leisurely dinner before... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Saw the Piano Guys here. Had read some reviews about there being no centre aisle and was a bit concerned. There was no need, there is enough room to move along the line without everyone having to stand up. Everything was superb. We had row 10 seats 15/16 and they were excellent, although it looked like everyone had a great... More 

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Osprey, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

While the parking can be a challenge, unless you use their valet services, the building is beautiful, every seat is a great location, the ushers are extremely friendly, the rest rooms are immaculate and the shows are Broadway quality. An experience everyone who visits Sarasota should have,

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