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Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Van Wezel is a very nice venue. There are no bad seats. We were there for a performance of the SO... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Bizarre design, pretty good sound

Attended a stirring performance of Dvorak's symphony no 9 by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lisa F
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The City of Sarasota's landmark Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall has been entertaining audiences with a variety of Broadway, orchestra, classical, music, dance, theater and comedy for more than 45 years.
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777 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34236
+1 941-955-7676
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Attended concert here last night. While the performance was great, the venue is not at all handicap friendly. While they claim to be ADA compliant, it baffles us how that can be true. There I'd a long walk (75 - 100 yards) from handicap parking...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bob A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Attended a stirring performance of Dvorak's symphony no 9 by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra last night. It was intense and moving, and the sound was terrific from our close to the stage seats. BUT: the program advertised a few months ago that The Moldau...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to see Patti Labelle at the Van Wezel last night. Patti entertained us non-stop for an hour and a half. She is a ball of energy and class. Her band is multi-talented which during the evening she continued to showcase. If you have...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Van Wezel is a very nice venue. There are no bad seats. We were there for a performance of the SO and enjoyed it completely. Acoustics were good and sightlines were good. The only fault I would mention is that there are no intermediate isles...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank architect1013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This venue was in an excellent location, it was very clean, spacious and lots and lots of friendly staff happy to help. I have never seen a venue with so many staff members on hand to help very impressive

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Scott D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the venue is magnificent in many ways, it leaves something to be desired in the case of accessibility. So far as I could see, the only seats that were easily accessible to me were in the last row of the auditorium. When I asked...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Linda D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A spacious and yet inclusive setting for concerts, ballet and shows. We saw Air Supply which was a blast to the past with lots of screaming fans! There is plenty of parking so arrivals are relatively easy. Departures can take longer for people turning to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lydia G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best theatres ever!! Multiple shows for you to enjoy and you never get bored! I love it to death and been here ever since elementary school, my high school graduation, and their amazing performances! Can’t wait to see the Lion King in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank christelle F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great entertainers, concerts and shows. The acoustics are terrific and every seat has unobstructed views. Ample parking close to the entrance. There is also dining on the premise overlooking the Gulf. The theater is located right on the Gulf of Mexico. From Yanni, to Tony...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank samjerris
Reviewed January 6, 2019

We saw The Victorian Winters production here. It was 3 separate variations that were all done exquisitely. The costumes in the 1st and 3rd productions were just gorgeous!!!!!!! This venue is very comfortable and our seats in the 16th row were great! The parking is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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January 3, 2019|
Response from jule8552 | Reviewed this property |
There is no dress code. Most people were in Sunday casual (khakis, sport shirt) but there were also many in jeans and shorts. Unless you’re shirtless or shoeless, you’ll feel comfortable.
Diane E
January 26, 2017|
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January 9, 2015|
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Well we're pretty certain your dinner plans have expired at this point. However, we would like to provide you with the best dining options moving forward should your plans bring you back to our wonderful city. We are a... More