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Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Nice Venue, “Great Performance”, but Van Wezel needs a center aisle

This was my first time to the Van Wezel and saw the Jim Brickman “A Joyful Christmas” performance... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
garyd01
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Groveland, Florida
Wonderful venue

We have been to quite a few performances here. The location is good...we go early just to hang out... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mcriss50
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Venice, Florida
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I attended our first performance at The Van Wezel (The King and I) the other evening. The staff at this venue is a pleasure. They’re gracious, informative, and truly happy you’re there. Our seats were great (row 5, seats 3&4). We had...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Looking forward to the day when this barn is torn down. However, in the interim, there will still be some shows worth seeing. Tonight we saw the national tour of The King and I. But for one weak performance, (the kid) it was an outstanding...More

Thank JordanS8
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I visited the Van Wezel Hall for the first time to see Dave Koz and his Christmas Show. The venue itself is outstanding. The acoustics and ambiance are perfect. You cannot find a better place than this. Not too big to be...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time to the Van Wezel and saw the Jim Brickman “A Joyful Christmas” performance. The acoustics and the performance by Jim Brickman on the piano and Tracy Silverman on the electric violin were EXCEPTIONAL !!! Fortunately for us, my sister-in-law purchased...More

Thank garyd01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found it hard to get to our seats, there is no center aisle. This is also a fire hazard situation. On a good note, there are no bad seats for viewing the stage.

Thank Wil A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to quite a few performances here. The location is good...we go early just to hang out on the waterfront for a bit before the show. There is not a bad seat in the place due to the design & limited height of...More

Thank mcriss50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rows are very long with no centre aisle which means if you are on the end you are having to continually stand up to allow others in or out. God forbid an emergency!! Very expensive catering at$50 a head plus tax plus drinks. Lots...More

Thank brian_uk12000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location.......the staff.......the shows.......the sound.......the drinks.......the seating. All first class. We love this venue. The staff are always with smiles and accommodating.

Thank 677ScottS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go to concerts at Van Wezel most trips to the area; It's a performing arts center so lots of choices - as long as it's in season - October - March each year. The summer is dead and that's a real shame and a...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed September 7, 2018

It is no longer first come, first serve, to get seats towards the front of the venue. First, to get presale seats in the "Golden Circle", one must purchase multiple tickets in a "Series". The second layer, are seats outside the "Golden Circle", but can...More

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