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Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Address: 777 North Tamiami Trail (US 41), Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: (941) 955-7676
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Ranked #49 of 143 Activities in Sarasota
Type: Operas, Symphonies, Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: A good place for cultural entertainment.
Attraction details
Type: Operas, Symphonies, Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: A good place for cultural entertainment.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Visited this performing arts center for the first time while on vacation. Great venue, lovely staff, ample parking and an enjoyable evening. Will definitely return; however, we found the lack of a center aisle odd. We had to crawl across our seat mates to get to our center seats.

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Woodstock, Georgia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

On Monday the 12th we saw the Rock Group " Foreigner" in Concert at the Van Wezel-- great Venue ---we got the last -2- tickets the last two tickets Row #28 seats 33-34 -- I have to say I was quite pleased with that last Row--could stand up with no one behind you and the access to leave was great--... More 

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Sarasota, fl
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76 reviews 76 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This hall, the larggest between Tampa and Ft. Myers (as far as I know) is an example of several things wrong: First, it need not be located on prime waterfront property; second, there is no center aisle; third, the aesthetics are mediolcre; fourth, the acoustics are unsuitable for orchestras. Sarasota deserves better.

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Sarasota, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had a really fun night at Van Wezel's New Year's Eve party! Hosted by Mattison's Bayside at the Van Wezel, the NYE party rocked! Great band played (BIG NIGHT OUT) and everyone danced all night. The Vegas style gaming tables were fun too. Food was amazing, I cannot say enough about the high quality of catering!

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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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90 reviews 90 reviews
34 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I have been to many shows at the Van Wezel. It does strike me as a bit dated at this point and, perhaps, in need of some renovation. And, yes, the lack of a center aisle can be inconvenient at times. However, this is a great place for concerts and other shows. There isn't a bad seat in the house.... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We attended a symphony and dance performance here. There is no center aisle in this theater making access to a row of seats only available from the sides. This would work if only the people in the center seats would arrive early. Invariably they are the last to arrive and end up crawling over everyone else in the row. The... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We attended a few performances at this modern and clean facility. Parking is included in the ticket prices. The seating is comfortable and every seat has a good view of the stage. There are long lineups during the intermission for washrooms and the bar. Very good entertainment and overall value for money.

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Hayes Center, Nebraska
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

the Van Wezel is an interesting venue in that it is on a single level with no center isle. The night that I went, I was toward the front but I suspect that all seats have a good view and good sound. If you are in southwest Florida, plan a visit to the Van Wezel.

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Englewood, Florida
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207 reviews 207 reviews
51 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We've gone to a number of wonderful shows here. The moat recent was Dave Koz, and we've enjoyed them all. It is nice to see such great entertainment so close to home. The price of tickets is also reasonable. The location is lovely and parking is convenient. We've been in a number of locations in the hall, and they were... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Love the performance of Best Little _________ at the Van Wezel Theatre in Sarasota Fl. The music was great.

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