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The Florida Theatre

Address: 128 East Forsyth, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone Number: 904 355 5661
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Ranked #11 of 170 things to do in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Any more wear & tear, and you might get a run down review. For me, the Florida Theatre is a classic. We enjoyed a fabulous Jackson Browne concert in the first row of the mezzanine and the view was amazing. However the slope of the stairs leaning towards the low railing made it easily possible to fall to the orchestra... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Not a bad seat in the house. Drinks are a bit pricey, but it's a great venue. I have had seats in the orchestra front row, and the very back of the balcony, and I've never had a bad experience

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I've been to several shows at the Florida Theater and always enjoy the venue. It has a lot of character and is large but also intimate. Some of the interior is getting a little worn and tired but I suppose that's part of the character. Here's a word of advice on seating - If the only seats left are in... More 

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The Villages, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Recently attended a show at this venue and was so surprised to see how beautiful it was inside. The ceiling & walls still have those great ornate coverings from the 20's era and are in fairly good condition. The acoustics were wonderful for the concert and I'd definitely love to go back here for another show. Seats were comfortable too.... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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97 reviews 97 reviews
32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is a beautiful old theater in downtown Jacksonville. It's one of only 4 left of its type in Florida. We were able to get into our show fairly quickly. The seats were spacious enough and comfortable. We were seated 3 rows from the back on the lower level, but we could see just fine. It doesn't seem that any... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Great place to see a show. It puts you very close and the acoustics are excellent. Fair warning if you are tall, the seats are close. Will go back as often as possible.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We have the privilege of traveling often with friends to relive our youth attending concerts. Been to many across the country and Florida Theatre remains a favorite. Great architecture, great sound and respectable lineups kept us coming back so frequently we joined the Friends of the Florida Theatre. Take it from this out of towner - visit and support FT

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Jacksonville, FL
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13 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We have been many times, and the theater just seems to keep getting better. The staff was friendly and helpful, the waits were managed well. Late arrivals were handled with style. We had a ball. The only thing that we winced at was the 'double' cocktails. Typically a double is priced at a discount, but no these were DOUBLE. $64... More 

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Atlantic Beach, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We have been here many times to see live concerts, holiday shows and old movies. When you step into the theater you feel like you're stepping back into the 1950s, when Elvis Presley first performed here live. There is an old world charm to this theater which originally opened in the '20's. Looking forward to seeing Peter White's Christmas show... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My wife and I saw the Jeanne Robertson show here over this past weekend. It was our first visit to the theater. This is a quaint old theater that is still undergoing a restoration. The seating was comfortable considering the age of the venue (sorry no plush stadium seating in 1900). We sat in the balcony and had a great... More 

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