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“Good facility”

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Ranked #39 of 141 things to do in Sarasota
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Ottawa, Canada
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good facility”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

Went to the ballet here, getting a last minute ticket in the back row. Well sloped theater meant the sight lines were good even there. Lovely lobby, especially at Christmas. Good acoustics. No centre aisle, though, so if your seats are near the middle, you have to trip over a lot of people to get there.

Visited December 2012
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“Great value for a fantastic show”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2012

Loved the show, 'Catch Me If You Can' in mid-December now on tour - check it out if you have the chance. Great young cast.

Visited December 2012
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Beautiful place to see theater”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

Beautiful facility and excellent theater troupe. Just saw 1776which was very well done. Get tickets early to have good seats.

Visited November 2012
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florida
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Amazing Venues”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

I have been attending live shows at the Van Wezel for many years now and have never been disappointed. Last night I attended the production of West Side Story that just blew me away! I can remember actually performing in this production when I was in high school (some 40+yrs ago) and can still remember the entire score! The seating and acoustics in the hall are a outstanding. The hall itself sits on beautiful Sarasota Bay and has easy access in and out. It is a short distance from restaurants, bars and an active social scene in downtown Sarasota. Anyone who lives in or is visiting the Bradenton/Sarasota area has got to make this a "must see". There are so many good acts/performers coming to the VanWezel that not to take an opportunity to see one, is regretful. The hall offers everything from classic ballets & opera to comedy acts. Can't wait until April to see Hair. What a perfect way to support live theater.

Visited December 2012
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Sarasota, Florida
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11 reviews
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“Great Performances without high Prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Great little venue on the bay, not to expensive, they book great shows, and its not a hassle to get in or out.

Visited December 2012
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