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Wayne Dench Performing Arts Center

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Always excellent entertainment in a gloriously restored historic theater

We love going the the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center for all sorts of entertainment. From... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Sanford, Florida
FABULOUS theater in Historic downtown Sanford.

This theater holds a variety of performances and shows. I had NO IDEA it was so close to Orlando... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Orlando, Florida
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201 S Magnolia Ave # 203, Sanford, FL 32771-1321
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This venue is a favorite of us locals, offering many shows and attractions that appeal to a wide audience: Film Shorts event, classic films such as Wizard of Oz on the big screen for $5 (!), Theater, and more. Sanford is such a great waterfront...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

We love going the the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center for all sorts of entertainment. From locally produced plays and musicals, to tribute shows and classic movies, this place never disappoints. The building is a beautifully restored classic theater, and is constantly undergoing improvements and...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

This theater holds a variety of performances and shows. I had NO IDEA it was so close to Orlando. And it's right downtown, where there are many art shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants. Such a quaint little city! You can actually take the train from...More

Thank ATAJanie
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Second time seeing a performance there. Both were great. We like to dress up, go out to dinner and a show. They hit the Mark. Have seen. Vox audio and The games afoot. Can't wait to go back.

Thank brew m
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Four times a year the Sanford Jazz Ensemble gives performances here for $15. They are quite talented and it is a nice way to spend the afternoon. It is open seating and tickets are available at the box office before the performance with no service...More

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 20 February 2018

The Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in Sanford is Seminole Counties best kept secret! I am a regular patron here because they offer a wide variety of programming and I enjoy the quaint environment. I have seen everything from The Nutcracker, Agatha Christie and Sherlock...More

Thank Kitra W
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is a fantastic venue to enjoy the arts. Visited last month and saw a great live band, Simply Tina. The sound and lighting system is also spot on.

Thank Karena K
Reviewed 27 July 2017

I am at the theater a lot as a patron and volunteer. It has been beautifully updated with sound, lights, seating. The evening seems even more special because you take your beer, wine, mixed drinks into the theater. A comment was made about the backup...More

Thank Christy J
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed every performance presented by this community center. Acoustic is great, easy access from major highways. A small theater atmosphere with BIG performances and professional crew. Love going there.

Thank Connie S
Reviewed 9 July 2017

A fabulous evening at the Wayne Dench Performing Arts Center seeing Simply Tina - A Tribute to Tina Turner. Our small group got our "Proud Mary" on! Always a fun venue and the entertainment was fabulous. The Center could use a little sprucing up, but...More

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Response from Susan M | Reviewed this property |
I'm a local, so I don't pay much attention to nearby hotels. There may be some on 17-92 in Lake Mary.