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Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

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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 5 days 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

I have been going to various performances at the Van Wezel over the past two years with friends and have found the offering plentiful and great quality. The broadway series productions are high end and are NYC quality. I attended Neil Bergs 109 years of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 7, 2018 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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 4, 2018 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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JordanS8
Reviewed December 3, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul C
Reviewed December 1, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wil A
Reviewed November 15, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 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.
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January 26, 2017|
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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