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Wayne Dench Performing Arts Center

201 S Magnolia Ave # 203, Sanford, FL 32771-1321
+1 407-321-8111
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Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly

I attended the Jerry Lee Lewis/Fats Domino Tribute and thought it was great. The performance last... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sanford, Florida
Attended stevie ray vaughn,tribute.

The show was excellent. The entertainer was unbelievable ,like stevie was there. Food and drink... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Bokeelia, Florida
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201 S Magnolia Ave # 203, Sanford, FL 32771-1321
+1 407-321-8111
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Maryfdouglas64
Reviewed 26 April 2017 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
Reviewed 9 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
Reviewed 14 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...More

1  Thank Linda C
Reviewed 14 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
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...More

Thank OrlandoVicky
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank LakeMaryFoodCritic
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...More

1  Thank jsquared12
Reviewed 14 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....More

1  Thank sjhokie
Reviewed 17 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...More

Thank TMS2757
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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.