Downtown's Stage since 1925

Vegas McGraw - A Tribute to Tim McGraw

Adam D. Tucker, Tim McGraw Tribute artist, presents a powerful show that thrills and captivates audiences everywhere! Tucker accurately re-creates the music and mystique of country music icon Tim McGraw with a sound appealing to audiences of all ages
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September 10th, 2021 | doors open 7:30 pm , show starts at 8:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Tribute to Journey and Styx

Majesty of Rock faithfully recreates the exact sounds and nuances of the supergroup, Journey. They pay special homage to Journey's best years, 1977-1998 when Steve Perry fronted the band. Lead singer, John D'Agostino, aces Steve Perry's golden voice, perfectly capturing his power, range, and tone.
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September 25th, 2021 | Bar opens at 7:30pm, Show starts at 8:00pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

TRIBUTE TO ELVIS

Dwight Icenhower returns to the stage of the Historic Ritz Theater for two shows on December 18, 2021 for his only Florida appearance this year.
Dwight is a Five Time World Champion Elvis Presley Tribute Artist and is considered to be one of the best Elvis Tribute Artists in the world today. Read more


Dec 18th, 2021 2 pm and 7 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Our History

The Ritz Theatre has been downtown’s stage since 1925 when it opened as a venue for silent movies and vaudeville acts. First known as the “Williamson” it changed ownership in 1932 and was renamed “The Ritz.” For decades it served as Winter Haven’s only movie house. However, by the 1980s and the introduction of multi-screen theaters, the Ritz was no longer financially viable and went dark. During the 1980s it opened briefly as a nightclub for teens but by the 1990s the building sat vacant and deteriorating.

As with any building dating from 1925 the Ritz has a lively historical history. lts use included a venue for vaudeville and silent movies in its early years.

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Contact Us

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Rentals

Flexible Multi-Level Seating

The Ritz theatre can comfortably accommodate over 450 guests. Our folding tables and chairs allow us to configure the venue for corporate conference style seating, or wedding and banquet style seating. There is ample room for VIP areas and even a dance floor. Click on “Read more” for examples of floor plans for your event.

Stage AV and Lighting

Our theatre is regularly used for live events and movie screenings. The sound system may accommodate your needs with a state of the art speaker system and a stage microphone is available. The Audio Visual system allows for internet streaming of presentations and slideshows on our movie screen. Our theatrical lighting adds flair to your event.

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