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Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum

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Address: 829 N Davis St, Jacksonville, FL 32202-4734
Phone Number: +1 904-632-5555
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Ritz Theatre is a 400-seat theatre featuring a state-of-the-art sound...

Ritz Theatre is a 400-seat theatre featuring a state-of-the-art sound system, theatrical lighting and 30' x 40' performance stage. The LaVilla museum is a living legacy that connects us to our past through images, objects and information that has been carefully handed down through many generations.

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I have attended two events at this theater. The first was a musical event featuring violinist. The audio and acoustics are good. The theater is clean and the seats are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sam M
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Queens, New York
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Queens, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have attended two events at this theater. The first was a musical event featuring violinist. The audio and acoustics are good. The theater is clean and the seats are confortable. There is ample parking close to the building and an adjacent lot across the street(very short walk). The theater should promote its events better, because it is a nice... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see for visitors and locals alike. So much of Jacksonville is missed by not checking out the smaller historic places. They have really done a wonderful job restoring this theatre to be both a performance venue and museum. Highly recommend!

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Thank Winnie052010
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by as an excursion from the conference. We had a private tour that was awesome. I would recommend stopping by.

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Thank Crystal H
newyork
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

You get surprisingly good musicians in an intimate setting such as Ulysses Owens and his band. The history exhibition we saw a few months ago was very well done. It is underapreciated.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I went to see a play at the theatre and didn't get to see the museum area but the architecture is beautiful. The venue also hosts music and film events. It's a short (20min) walk from downtown and easily accessible by public transportation.

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Thank MsRae28
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

This is a very nice venue. The lobby is nice and inviting, space to sit and mingle as you wait for the show to start. The museum is very nice, I especially liked how the lighting put an accent on the artwork on display. The concession area was stocked with great choices of beer, liquor and wine. The staff was... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

This theater from the '30 has been restored to its glory. I attended a concert by Euge Groove and there was not an empty seat in the house. Parking can be a bit difficult due to sellouts, but there are plenty of entertainment opportunities to be had at the Ritz. Valet parking is available, and there are some historic displays... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

This museum was probably my favorite place in Jacksonville. There was an exhibit of contemporary art, "Sensory Perception," which was very interesting (as with most contemporary art -- for me -- some strikes a chord and some doesn't) and a permanent exhibit on Florida/Jacksonville African American Heritage which was both enlightening and engaging. The museum is in a newish modern... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Very interesting Bit of a walk from down town but well worth it Well presented Lots of parking if you have a car

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

The Ritz Theatre and LaVilla Museum is a must see attraction in downtown Jacksonville, FL. Full of local history, it's such a great place to take your entire family! If you're able to meet with Ms. Adonnica Toler, please don't pass up the opportunity. She's so very well versed and will make your experience that much more special when you... More 

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