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Wayne Dench Performing Arts Center

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Address: 201 S Magnolia Ave # 203, Sanford, FL 32771-1321
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Attended stevie ray vaughn,tribute.

The show was excellent. The entertainer was unbelievable ,like stevie was there. Food and drink reasonable also. Place could use a little tlc inside,but overall a great experience.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bokeelia, Florida
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Sanford, Florida
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I attended the Jerry Lee Lewis/Fats Domino Tribute and thought it was great. The performance last evening was not so great. The singers were good but the backup band was not. Hoping that by the time the Tina Turner tribute is here that there will be a different back up band.

Thank Maryfdouglas64
Bokeelia, Florida
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The show was excellent. The entertainer was unbelievable ,like stevie was there. Food and drink reasonable also. Place could use a little tlc inside,but overall a great experience.

Thank CharlieMConley
Port Orange, Florida
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This theater provides great local entertainment. Have been to this theater many times with few disappointment in the quality of entertainment provided. Well restored and always clean.

Thank REG961
Longwood, Florida
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310 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

In all honesty the theater probably wasn't providing entertainment all those years but it has stood and has been reborn in the Wayne Dench Performing Arts Center. The night I was there UCF and the City of Sanford were providing a screening of the first episode of their soon to be started series on Victoria. It is the first time... More 

1 Thank Linda C
Sanford, Florida
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99 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

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.

Thank Alexis0720
Orlando, Florida
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42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

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 

Thank OrlandoVicky
Lake Mary, Florida, USA
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177 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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 

Thank LakeMaryFoodCritic
Orlando, Florida
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35 reviews
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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.

1 Thank jsquared12
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank sjhokie
Altamonte Springs, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
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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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