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THE RITZ THEATER

Sanford's Historic Community Theater​

Located in Historic Downtown Sanford, Florida, The Ritz Theater is the region’s entertainment destination. We present memorable experience that engage, inspire, and entertain audiences of all ages.

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to produce and present entertainment that engages and inspires diverse audiences while cultivating performance art for youth and regional talent.

Our Community Promise

We support a culture of diversity and inclusion, which we value as a collection of individual attributes that together reflect the uniqueness of each person. The Ritz Theater will not discriminate in its programming and activities and strives to be a significant and relevant entertainment destination for all the communities we serve.

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THE RITZ THEATER

Frequently asked questions

Most tickets for events at Ritz Theater can be purchased by clicking the Buy Tickets button at the top of the homepage. You will be redirected to our ticketing manager, OvationTix, where you can complete the process.

Some productions rent the venue and opt to do ticketing on their own. Instructions for obtaining these tickets will be listed with the event listing under Current Schedule and then Concerts, Film, Special Events, Theatricals, and Tributes.

Yes. All events will have box office services prior to the event.

Yes. Downtown Sanford has a number of amazing restaurants. Check out our Dining Deals for suggestions!

Ritz Theater is a nonprofit organization that is a venue for both self-produced shows and rental productions. These renters can include anyone in the public, including educators, politicians, motivational speakers, and private businesses. The views and beliefs of these speakers do not necessarily represent the views and beliefs of Ritz Theater.

Doors to the auditorium will close at show time and will not reopen until intermission. Late patrons will be required to sit in an available seat in the balcony until intermission.

Most events do have industry, senior and youth discounts ($2-10). In order to redeem a discount, tickets must be purchased over the phone by calling 407-321-8111 during Box Office hours. Group discounts are also available by emailing saleswdpac@gmail.com.

We will have ASL services provided at the last performance of every theatrical production. To ensure you get great seating to view the interpreters, please contact the box office to purchase your seats: 407-321-8111.

Most tickets for events at Ritz Theater can be purchased by clicking the Buy Tickets button at the top of the homepage. You will be redirected to our ticketing manager, OvationTix, where you can complete the process.

Some productions rent the venue and opt to do ticketing on their own. Instructions for obtaining these tickets will be listed with the event listing under Current Schedule and then Concerts, Film, Special Events, Theatricals, and Tributes.

Ritz Theater does not have a dedicated parking lot and relies on street parking for events. There are a few public parking lots in downtown Sanford that can be viewed using the map below.

View Parking Lot Map 

Most shows are appropriate for ages 13+. Junior Theatricals are appropriate for all ages.

Please note, young children are welcome to the theater. If they are under the age of 2 and will be sitting on a lap, then they do not need pay admission. If they will be in a seat, then they must pay for a seat. Strollers must be stored in the back of the house to keep aisles unobstructed.