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Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

777 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34236
+1 941-955-7676
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FREE CONCERT BY THE BAY

WE enjoyed the Friday Fest Free Concert by the Bay with special guest Alana on the grounds of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tranquillo
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NJ
impressive purple venue

This place is massive. Impressive as really purple, inside and out. L9vely setting right on the... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
jkzoo
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Mansfield, Ohio
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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777 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34236
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+1 941-955-7676
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE enjoyed the Friday Fest Free Concert by the Bay with special guest Alana on the grounds of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center. We were entertained by an 8 piece live band that played funk and soul music as we enjoyed beautiful views and...More

Thank Tranquillo
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

This place is massive. Impressive as really purple, inside and out. L9vely setting right on the bay and plenty of free parking. Also some nice walking trails as well.

Thank jkzoo
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

The venue is large. The show we saw had a full house. There were ushers everywhere and the lines flowed quickly. The production quality was excellent. A patron took ill during the performance and the staff was able to quickly and quietly help this individual...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Another great show season coming to an end. We love this place so close to home. Great Motown show and also the Let it Be show was good too. Staff always with a smile. Could have more refreshment choices but that is a stretch to...More

Thank Scott S
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This was our first time at the VW and we were very impressed. A beautiful theater in mesmerizing purple inside and out. The staff are attentive and friendly, all in black blazers with name tags, they ask if they can help. Our two friends are...More

Thank Steve B
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went to the Van Wezel in Sarasota, this afternoon to see MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL. In general, we just love the "Motown" type music, period❗ But we had not been to this venue before so what a FABULOUS surprise it was. There...More

Thank carol k
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We looked forward to a musical (Motown) and the acoustics, seating and friendliness of this concert hall did not disappoint! Clean, safe and easy to navigate, Sarasota should be proud of this premier venue and NEVER let it escape from downtown. The setting on the...More

Thank DrMike60
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Review the seating chart before you decide to go here. For a large venue it is amazing that there are no center aisles. Can't imagine what would happen in an emergency. If you make the mistake of sitting in the center of one of the...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We visited Van Wezel and heard the performance of St Martin with Joshua Bell. Absolutely amazing. The Hall is spectacular. Beautiful view of the Gulf. Great evening!

Thank Ruthie N
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We attended a performance on March 10th for the Best of Broadway!!! The orchestra was outstanding and so were the two soloists The hall is beautiful and everyone can see the stage easily!! Wish we lived close by we would be “regulars”!

Thank meme4934
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