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Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum

829 N Davis St, Jacksonville, FL 32202-4734
+1 904-632-5555
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RITZ THEATRE a Must Visit landmark

I found this place accidentally and decided to walk in. There are plenty of beautiful historical... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Smith T
via mobile
african american history

Want to know more about how african americans faired in Jacksonville, Fl. This museum gives you a... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
muhammad w
Indianapolis, Indiana
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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
+1 904-632-5555
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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
Reviewed 27 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

Thank muhammad w
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
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
Reviewed 20 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

Thank mvergara2017
Reviewed 8 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
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Learning about the people and places once known as the Harlem of the South was an incredible experience. The Ritz Museum is definitely worth a visit. They can accommodate groups with advance planning. My husband and I visited on a recent trip and spent a...More

Thank laniiwrites
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend it was worth the time and gave a lot about black history things that was owned back then by blacks and etc.. We loved it and its free to enter the day we went there

Thank JayRina2009
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Recently attended a concert for Jack Broadbent at the Ritz Theatre which was wonderful. Everyone was so nice and friendly and we are lucky to have this historic treasure in Jacksonville!

Thank mscbestforyou
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The Ritz is primarily known as a performance theater, and a quite excellent one. However, this review is about the Museum. The Museum's focus is the history of African-Americans, principally those who are from Jacksonville or the immediate area. The theater and museum are new...More

Thank Higgie44
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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.