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Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum

829 N Davis St, Jacksonville, FL 32202-4734
+1 904-632-5555
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African Cultural History / Apollo talent show

It is a great place to visit and see many displays of Jacksonville History and culture, sometimes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
fahmeeda11
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Jacksonville, Florida
Evening of family, performance and culture

My cousin did a dance recital, very nice area, stage, seating...nicer than some of our older... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
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Ritz Theatre is a 400-seat theatre featuring a state-of-the-art sound system, theatrical lighting and 30' x 40' performance stage. The LaVilla museum is a living legacy that connects us to our past through images, objects and information that has been carefully handed down through many generations.
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829 N Davis St, Jacksonville, FL 32202-4734
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a great place to visit and see many displays of Jacksonville History and culture, sometimes there ar vendors where you can purchase specialty made items. On Friday nights there is local talent on stage, with the people choosing the winners, lots of fun...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

My cousin did a dance recital, very nice area, stage, seating...nicer than some of our older production studios downtown. Don't sleep on The Ritz Theater

Thank samantha W
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Our group arranged for a private tour. We did not know we were in for a treat! Our tour guide was the best guide I have ever encountered; I have experienced hundreds. Please stop by and make this facility a part of your trip itinerary!

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum is really an old gloried speakeasy turned oddly into a landmark. LaVilla Museum has some art, so don't fart!

Thank JimDeBerry
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

I found this place accidentally and decided to walk in. There are plenty of beautiful historical symbols of the depth of the African American communities. Lovely place

Thank Smith T
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Want to know more about how african americans faired in Jacksonville, Fl. This museum gives you a very good overview with an actual street reflective of business, family, and cultural history of this city. One of the best of this kind that we've visited inclusive...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

I was lucky enough to go to a concert here- the theater is a historic gem, comfortable and small- so it gives you a much more intimate feel. Staff are very knowledgeable about the history of the theater and eager to share! I look forward...More

Thank Crystal O
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

This venue is located in downtown Jacksonville, Fl. It is not a real safe area of town. I would use extreme caution when attending events in this area.

Thank Ortrader
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

I went to a recital that was done by a well known Ballet dancer from Cuba. (Dulce Anaya) The dancers were beautiful and they were are together. It wasn't just a typical ballet recital it was very professional and very enjoyable. It was worth going...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

I love to bring guests by the Ritz to show them the rich African American history right in the center of Jacksonville. I also love their exhibits and events.

Thank Zakiya M
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Lisa B
31 March 2017|
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Response from Higgie44 | Reviewed this property |
There is no bar that I have seen but I have been to private events at the theater and museum where the event offered alcohol.
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