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Wayne Dench Performing Arts Center

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Address: 201 S Magnolia Ave # 203, Sanford, FL 32771-1321
Phone Number: +1 407-321-8111
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A gem hidden away

Whether it be concerts. stage plays , every trip to this theater has been great. Do not delay there is always something new going on there.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Sanford, Florida
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Sanford, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether it be concerts. stage plays , every trip to this theater has been great. Do not delay there is always something new going on there.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This theater ALWAYS delivers outstanding tribute performances at affordable prices. Many performers are just as good as the originals. Seating is comfortable and refreshments can be purchased in the lobby and taken into the theater (no more rushing to finish before the performance begins!) The only negative to this venue is that the downstairs restrooms are one-person only making long... More 

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Lake Mary, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

The Ritz Theater at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center is a crown jewel for downtown Sanford. This historic theater has been meticulously restored. Recently, it got a new sign and they found the original "Ritz" theater sign. From plays produced with local talent, to tribute shows, to various other events, there is something for everyone all the time here.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Sanford is blessed to have this theater. We have attend the shorts film festival twice and enjoyed it very much. The theater is easy to get and you always feel welcome. My husband needs handicap access and they make him welcome. Thanks for the great vernier also. We will be back.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

This historic old theater has been refurbished with some modern touches, but still feels like a trip back in time. The folks working there were top notch, the sightlines excellent and sound good. The seats were all quite comfortable, although there was only minimal legroom. On the night we went, beer and wine were available at very reasonable prices.

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

Located in downtown Sanford this historic theater is a must to see! I recently attended All Shook Up and was amazed to see that much talent at a community theater. The theater has the charm of a nearly 100 year old building but has added comfort to the mix. That combined with the talent that is found there makes it... More 

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Casselberry, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

We recently attended a John Denver tribute band performance at the Wayne Dench Performing Arts Center and were pleasantly surprised. Not much to look at from outside, the inside is a quaint small theater with comfortable seats and great views from most places. The staff was very pleasant and helpful in finding our seats, although it's small enough that it's... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

The historic theater has survived the decades. Formerly the Ritz is stores memories galore. Plays, movies, tribute shows, ballet, music and more. Kid's repertory. A true community theater that has been preserved with the help of dedicated volunteers. Priced for everyone.

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Winter Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

On Saturday night, March 14, we saw the ABBA Tribute show at the Wayne Dench theater in historic downtown Sanford, Fl. We had seats in the front of the balcony which were great because we were looking down at the stage and could see all six of the ABBA performers. I especially enjoyed watching the keyboard player and drummer. The... More 

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Sanford, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

The performing arts center is located on Magnolia Ave. in the heart of downtown Sanford's Historic District. The center has a variety of on stage productions year round.

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