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Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

777 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34236
+1 941-955-7676
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Fantastic Sight lines and Sound!

I attended a dance performance at the Van Wezel Hall. Performance was sold out, but the volunteer... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mike C
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
"THE HOT SARDINES" WERE REALLY HOT!!!!

Once again my best friend Sheila treated me to a show here tonight and it was another winner! I had... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
mamamia70
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Englewood, Florida
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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777 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I attended a dance performance at the Van Wezel Hall. Performance was sold out, but the volunteer ushers and concessionaires were ready and able to handle the crow. I was impressed by the sigh tlines from any part of the theater and with the sound...More

Thank Mike C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Once again my best friend Sheila treated me to a show here tonight and it was another winner! I had never heard of this group before, but we both agreed, the Jazz Pianist and Bandleader Evan :Bibs" Palazzo could have played solo all night long,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have seen several performances from Plays to Symphonies and they were very special. The seating is difficult since there is NO CENTER ISLE. It makesentry and exit a little cumbersome.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely venue for various performances - parking is incredibly easy and staffed to serve everyone. Seats are comfortable - and shows are entertaining!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all remember that if anyone in your party is handicapped elderly or has trouble walking, it will be a real challenge to attend any performance here except with valet parking. If it is raining, you will be drenched before you even get inside....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Cleveland Orchestra Concert at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall with friends. This was our first visit and found the experience to be below expectations. As noted in other reviews, your choice of parking should be driven by your ticket location....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the Van Wezel. It's odd, I'll admit, with its lack of vertical aisles, but it's not the only venue like that. We were in the cheap seats ("smart seats", they're called), last and highest row, and about in the middle. Terrible if there'd...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently, we ordered a premium wine for $14 before a performance of the Nutcracker. Due to the long line, we received the wine about 5 minutes before the performance began. Imagine our surprise when the ushers refused to let us in the performance with our...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An army of friendly, helpful volunteers, clean bathrooms throughout facility. Easy parking-part to the far end or use valet. Jackson Browne in concert. He was great, acoustics were outstanding.

Thank MarkO95
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sold out....and stuffed in. Problem with overpriced tickets in secondary market. Call their ticket office to understand their policy. New restaurant(buffet) offering and cocktail prices a bit high.....considering the low wages for wait staff. They were not prepared for the demand, but manager reacted quickly...More

Thank Zforall
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