The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is a theater located in the city of Sarasota, in the state of Florida. It has a capacity of about 1,736 seats, and it was constructed between 1968 and 1969. The funding of the hall was by a city bond referendum and a legacy from philanthropists Lewis and Eugenia Van Wezel.


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Musical Thrones: A Parody of Ice and Fire
Tue Jan.23.201808:00 pm
Tapestry - A Tribute To Carole King
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Jackson Browne
Thu Jan.25.201808:00 pm
Paul Anka
Sat Jan.27.201808:00 pm
Creedence Clearwater Revisited
Sun Jan.28.201807:00 pm
Michael Feinstein
Tue Jan.30.201808:00 pm
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In The Mood
Tue Feb.06.201808:00 pm
Diana Krall
Wed Feb.07.201808:00 pm
Shaping Sound
Thu Feb.08.201808:00 pm
Brian Regan
Sat Feb.10.201808:00 pm
Tony Bennett
Tue Feb.13.201808:00 pm
Dancing With The Stars
Wed Feb.14.201807:30 pm
The Beach Boys
Thu Feb.15.201808:00 pm
George Benson
Fri Feb.16.201808:30 pm
Barry Manilow
Sat Feb.17.201808:00 pm
Michael McDonald - Musician
Sun Feb.18.201807:00 pm
The Hot Sardines
Mon Feb.19.201808:00 pm
Stayin' Alive - A Salute to the Music of The Bee Gees
Tue Feb.27.201808:00 pm
Moscow Festival Ballet: Romeo and Juliet & Carmen
Sun Mar.04.201803:00 pm
Celtic Woman
Tue Mar.06.201807:00 pm
The Wizard of Oz
Wed Mar.07.201807:00 pm
The Wizard of Oz
Sun Mar.11.201807:00 pm
National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba
Mon Mar.12.201808:00 pm
Dance To The Movies
Tue Mar.13.201802:00 pm
Neil Berg's 109 Years of Broadway
Tue Mar.13.201808:00 pm
Neil Berg's 109 Years of Broadway
Wed Mar.14.201808:00 pm
Audra McDonald
Thu Mar.15.201808:00 pm
Rick Springfield
Wed Mar.21.201808:00 pm
The Four Phantoms
Thu Mar.22.201808:00 pm
America - The Band
Fri Mar.23.201808:00 pm
Lewis Black
Sat Mar.24.201808:00 pm
Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields: Joshua Bell
Mon Mar.26.201807:00 pm
Peter Pan
Tue Mar.27.201808:00 pm
Motown - The Musical
Wed Mar.28.201808:00 pm
Motown - The Musical
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Motown - The Musical
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Motown - The Musical
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Motown - The Musical
Sat Mar.31.201808:00 pm
Motown - The Musical
Sun Apr.01.201802:00 pm
Motown - The Musical
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Motown - The Musical
Thu Apr.05.201808:00 pm
The Book of Moron
Tue Apr.10.201808:00 pm
Jersey Boys
Wed Apr.11.201808:00 pm
Jersey Boys
Thu Apr.12.201808:00 pm
Jersey Boys
Sat Apr.14.201808:00 pm
Wynonna Judd & The Big Noise
Sun Apr.15.201808:00 pm
Chris Botti
Tue Apr.17.201808:00 pm
Let It Be
Wed Apr.18.201808:00 pm
ABBA The Concert
Thu Apr.19.201808:00 pm
Silk Road Ensemble & Yo-Yo Ma
Sun Apr.22.201808:00 pm
Bill Engvall
Tue Apr.24.201808:00 pm
A Chorus Line
Wed Apr.25.201802:00 pm
A Chorus Line
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A Chorus Line
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Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL, 34236

William Wesley Peters made the design of Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall that was opened in 1970. The opening of the theater was marked by the production of Fiddler on the Roof. The colors of the hall were suggested by Olgivanna Lloyd Wright who’s the widow of Frank Lloyd Wright. The design of the theater is an inspiration from two seashells from the Sea of Japan. Different cultural organizations of Sarasota are based in the hall including Sarasota Concert Association, Florida West Coast Symphony and many others.

Since it was opened, the hall has hosted a variety of events that include modern and classical dance, jazz and pop music, comedies and Broadway shows, world-class symphonies and a lot more. In 2000, the hall witnessed refurbishments including the addition of 25,000 more square feet. And the expansion has provided a great area for events. The renovations included more restrooms, new lighting and sound systems, new stagehouse and more.

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall tops the list of performing arts halls with less than 2,000 seats in a list made by Venue magazine. It hall has always hosted events of big names including John Legend, Sheryl Crow, Queen Latifah, John Lithgow, Glen Campbell, Natalie Cole, and the list goes long. And because of these great shows that are hosted in the hall, it is seen among the most enviable venues in United States.

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