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Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

777 North Tamiami Trail (US 41), Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 955-7676
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Ranked #19 of 49 Attractions in Sarasota
Type: Operas, Symphonies, Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: A good place for cultural entertainment.
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Type: Operas, Symphonies, Theaters & Stadiums
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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Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Great location on the bay but the seating is tight inside. Not enough isles so you end up crawling over people.

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Sarasota, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
38 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

A great venue, conveniently located in downtown Sarasota, with a terrific lineup of performers - all seats are good - acoustics very good.

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St.Louis
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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

Impressive for a small town! Classy place with good entertainment.

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sarasota
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

The Van Wezel features some good performances & a lot of faded stars plus imitations of decades-old big acts. Note that there is no center aisle so choose a seat on the outside aisles or you will be stepping over feet, walkers and the like.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

I was glad I checked a few months before traveling to Floida to see what was playing at the Van Wezel. I booked tickets for a show and was so glad I had planned ahead. By the time we arrived in Florida the seats were sold out. If headed to Sarasota or Bradenton - check out their website early. You... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Incredible location right on the water. Unusual design without a center aisle. Excellent acoustics. Easy parking.

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Holmes Beach, Florida, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

We saw an opera here once and it was out of this world! Beautiful and elegant!

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Sarasota, Florida
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38 attraction reviews
258 helpful votes 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

The title says it all... depends who you see as to how good your experience will be ;-) but we've always found the staff friendly and the parking easy... the auditorium is quite large, but feels personal and the stage is not a million miles away, regardless of where you sit... Have fun...

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

It was our first visit and although we paid a lot for our tickets - we were sitting on the side. Accoustics aren't good for these seats yet it we learned that if we had center seats - we would have to get through a lot of people to get to them or have to get there early in order... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

My family and I went to see Rock of Ages at the Van Wezel. A great venue for a great production. The music and talent was awesome. The hall itself is a work of art and their really isn't a bad seat in the house. We can't hardly wait to go back this March for The Moody Blues. We have... More 

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