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Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

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Address: 777 North Tamiami Trail (US 41), Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: +1 941-955-7676
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The City of Sarasota's landmark Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall has been...

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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Best entertainment venue in town

New residents (from Atlanta --- and The Fox Theater). This is Sarasota's best live performance venue and it's history, acoustics, and diverse schedule of performances make it very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 October 2016
Jack M
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Sarasota, Florida
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Crestwood, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My first visit to the Van Wezel for the Melissa Etheridge concert and it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Ample leg room for this 5' 10" gal and no problems with moving to the side to let others pass. The small venue was perfect for this type of concert. Easy to access all amenities. I look forward to future performances.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice place to see an event. Went to see Tosh.O and three other comics. Was a great show. Nice facility.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great performance! Lousy attendants - overly aggressve attendants prohibit enjoyment of performances!

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Parrish, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was such an AMAZING SHOW!!! Many of the Cast Members are natives of the Sarasota Bradenton area so this performance was extra special! The Van Wezel is a beautiful venue! There is not a bad seat in this theatre! If you have not been to the Van Wezel website go there now and check out the AMAZING line up... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Halloween night, ZZ Top Excellent seats; what else needs to be said? I've been to many different types of concerts at the Wezel and have not found any seat that was bad; I have sat everywhere from up front to the very top. Crowds are typically respectful of surrounds patrons. Parking is adequate but I recommend backing into the parking... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

very nice facility. they open an hour ahead but they don't let you go to your seats till about 15 min before show time. So getting there early unless you don't mind standing isn't necessary if you have your tickets. Also they have valet parking for $10

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Doo Wop Music at is finest, several groups performed including the Passions, Mystics, Teenagers n others. Great to hear Music and lyrics that make sense and send you back in time. Check it out. They have something for every age group. The Mannheim Steamroller coming in Nov.

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Thank Abert S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great night watching Celtic Thunder in a great theatre - all seats give a good view - the position overlooking the bay is amazing - the pre theatre dining is too expensive - recommend Marina Jacks for a pre theatre meal - so if you are in Sarasota - check out what's on - worth it!

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

New residents (from Atlanta --- and The Fox Theater). This is Sarasota's best live performance venue and it's history, acoustics, and diverse schedule of performances make it very special. We've already seen one performance and purchased two more dates. This is not Atlanta, and Sarasota's "season" makes advance purchases for good seats vitally important (e.g. one of our "upcoming" events... More 

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Thank Jack M
VanWezel P, Public Relations Manager at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We greatly appreciate it! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Very good place - seating is great an intimate setting no aisles in the middle Quick easy free parking Fast efficient box office Staff pleasant Clean bathrooms

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VanWezel P, Manager at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your time and are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thank you! More 

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