Fast Track

Van Wezel Names Michelle Bente Director of Marketing

Bente has served as assistant director of marketing at the Van Wezel for 18 years.

06/16/2021 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: June 10-16

Florida Studio Theatre rocks out, the Sarasota Music Festival carries on, a new exhibit at Sarasota Art Museum, free hip-hop at Van Wezel and more.

06/10/2021 By Kay Kipling

Get Out and Dance

Hip-Hop Artist Olmeca to Perform Live at Van Wezel

Come enjoy the music and cultural immersion of Olmeca's performance on the Van Wezel Lawn June 12.

06/02/2021 By Emma Moneuse

Sponsored Content

The Box Office Is Open at the Van Wezel

As live theatre returns, early subscribers are claiming the best seats in the house.

05/26/2021

Preview

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Announces Coming Broadway Series and More

After its long closure due to Covid-19, the hall has been stepping back into presenting live performances. Now take a look at what's coming.

05/17/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota May 13-19

Pink Floyd music live, a free movie, a really big estate sale for good causes, and more.

05/13/2021 By Kay Kipling

Mental Health

Van Wezel Education Department Announces New 'Teen Voices' Program

The program was developed in response to the need for creative outlets for teen and young adults, particularly during the pandemic.

05/11/2021 By Staff

Philanthropy

Van Wezel Foundation Expands Board of Directors

Four new member recently joined the organization's leadership team.

04/21/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

All Faiths Food Bank to Hold Monthly Food Distributions at Van Wezel

The large-scale events will take place on the fourth Saturday of each month through October at the Van Wezel.

04/15/2021 By Staff

Philanthropy

Van Wezel Will Host Community Food Drive Jan. 30

The Van Wezel, Impact100 SRQ and Mayors' Feed the Hungry are partnering in the effort.

01/21/2021 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Jan. 14-20

Embracing Our Differences kicks off at Bayfront Park, concerts outdoors and in, Urbanite Theatre returns with a play reading and more.

01/14/2021 By Kay Kipling

Awards

Van Wezel Named a 'Top Stop' by VenuesNow

The hall was recognized as an outstanding venue with a capacity of 2,000 or fewer by the trade publication.

12/28/2020 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Dec. 24-30

Sailor Circus presents its holiday show, Van Wezel salutes the music of Budapest and Vienna, and more.

12/23/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Dec. 17-23

Asolo Rep gives us a little Christmas, it's Fiesta! Friday at Nathan Benderson Park, holiday pops ring out, and more.

12/17/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Dec. 10-16

Selby Gardens lights up for the holidays, a Beethoven concert, Cabaret by the Bay and more.

12/10/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Dec. 3-9

Holiday concerts and shows, college baseball, an FSU/Asolo Conservatory production and more.

12/03/2020 By Kay Kipling

Treasure Trove

Arts Groups Pick Some of Their Favorite Items from Their Collections

All of them serve as reminders of the breadth our arts groups have to offer.

12/01/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Nov. 12-Nov. 18

A new exhibit at The Ringling, opera performances live, movies under the stars and more.

11/12/2020 By Kay Kipling

The Latest Updates

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Postpones Broadway, Classical and Dance Seasons

Due to Covid-19, the hall, like others across the country, must reschedule a number of performances to a later season.

11/06/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Oct. 22-28

The Sarasota Ballet kicks off its digital fall season, concerts of all kinds and a fiesta or two.

10/22/2020 By Kay Kipling