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Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

777 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34236
+1 941-955-7676
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First time and loved it!

The venue is large. The show we saw had a full house. There were ushers everywhere and the lines... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gingerbreadjoe
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Forest Hills, New York
Motown the Musical and more.....

Another great show season coming to an end. We love this place so close to home. Great Motown... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2018
Scott S
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Sarasota, 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%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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777 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The venue is large. The show we saw had a full house. There were ushers everywhere and the lines flowed quickly. The production quality was excellent. A patron took ill during the performance and the staff was able to quickly and quietly help this individual...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Another great show season coming to an end. We love this place so close to home. Great Motown show and also the Let it Be show was good too. Staff always with a smile. Could have more refreshment choices but that is a stretch to...More

Thank Scott S
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This was our first time at the VW and we were very impressed. A beautiful theater in mesmerizing purple inside and out. The staff are attentive and friendly, all in black blazers with name tags, they ask if they can help. Our two friends are...More

Thank Steve B
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went to the Van Wezel in Sarasota, this afternoon to see MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL. In general, we just love the "Motown" type music, period❗ But we had not been to this venue before so what a FABULOUS surprise it was. There...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We looked forward to a musical (Motown) and the acoustics, seating and friendliness of this concert hall did not disappoint! Clean, safe and easy to navigate, Sarasota should be proud of this premier venue and NEVER let it escape from downtown. The setting on the...More

Thank DrMike60
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Review the seating chart before you decide to go here. For a large venue it is amazing that there are no center aisles. Can't imagine what would happen in an emergency. If you make the mistake of sitting in the center of one of the...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We visited Van Wezel and heard the performance of St Martin with Joshua Bell. Absolutely amazing. The Hall is spectacular. Beautiful view of the Gulf. Great evening!

Thank Ruthie N
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We attended a performance on March 10th for the Best of Broadway!!! The orchestra was outstanding and so were the two soloists The hall is beautiful and everyone can see the stage easily!! Wish we lived close by we would be “regulars”!

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

I attended the Daughtry concert at the Van Wezel last night and it was not the first time I have seen them but it was the first time I have been to VW. It is relatively easy to get in and out of. There is...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

First time at this venue. Good points: 1) Free parking 2) Lovely water view 3) Friendly staff 4) Most seats have a good view 5) Eclectic choice of performances 6) Only $3.00 charge/fee to order tickets via phone Bad points: 1) No central aisle 2)...More

1  Thank Connie L
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