Events

Downtown's Stage since 1925

Hip-Hop Then, Now and In-Between

To celebrate, The Historic Ritz Theatre and H.E.A.T program are teaming up to produce a special event that you won't want to miss. Join us in welcoming Deek Beats(Producer/H.E.A.T Founder) and Dr. H.A Nethery(FSU Philosophy Professor) to our stage to present a very unique lecture series. Read more


Nov 30th, 2021 7:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Bandit Market

Join us for our first annual Bandit Market.

Bandit Market is an alternative holiday market where the cool kids shop for local, handmade, and vintage items from Central Florida makers.

Craft cocktails & food from @Bespoke_Craftcocktails and Bandidas. Read more


Dec 4th, 2021 3:00 to 9:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

This is a free event!

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Join us for our $5 movie night! At 6:30PM on our big screen we will be showing The Muppet Christmas Carol movie! Grab takeout from your favorite local restaurant and enjoy while you watch. Concessions/drinks will be on sale in our downstairs lounge.

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Dec 9th, 2021 6:30 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Out of The Box Improv

Out of The Box Improv group and the Historic Ritz Theatre, two Winter Haven originals, are teaming together to bring improv comedy back to downtown Winter Haven! A cast of talented young actors create 'slice of life' theatre based on the audience's script scenarios. Who am I? Where am I? What am I doing? That's right, they can't do it without you! Read more


Dec 10th, 2021 7:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

The Nutcracker

The Historic Ritz Theatre and A New Pointe Dance comes together to present The Nutcracker. Join us in this holiday celebration on December 12th. Doors open at 3:30pm and show will begin at 4:00pm. Please note that all general admission tickets are first come first serve. Read more


Dec 12th, 2021 4:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

It's A Wonderful Life

Oh, It's a Wonderful Life! Join us for another one of our Classics & Cocktails event. The movie will begin at 7:00pm, doors open at 6:15pm. We are pairing with Union Pizza for a specialized bundled ticket. Pick up your pizza next door from 6:15-7:00pm and enjoy while you watch the movie! Concessions and bar services will be provided. For this specialized pairing with Union Pizza, there will be no outside food & beverage permitted. Read more


Dec 16th, 2021 7:00 pm

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

Denim & Diamonds New Years Eve

Come ring in the new year at the Ritz! With music performed by B.Haven, we are ready to dance the night away. Wear your best denims or your flashiest cocktail attire.

From 8:30-12:30pm, let us welcome the new year celebrating together.

A limited number of tickets are available, so don't wait!


Dec 31st - 8:30 pm to 12:30 am

Historic Ritz Theatre

Past Events

Candlelight at The Ritz

A unique musical series experienced in an intimate and breathtaking setting. Immerse yourself in the artistry of the Lakeland Symphony Orchestra string quartet, while awash in the warm glow of candlelight in Winter Haven's downtown treasure, The Historic Ritz Theatre. Tickets are $30. The doors open at 7:00pm Read more


Nov 20th, 2021 7:30 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Out of The Box Improv

Out of The Box Improv group and the Historic Ritz Theatre, two Winter Haven originals, are teaming together to bring improv comedy back to downtown Winter Haven! A cast of talented young actors create 'slice of life' theatre based on the audience's script scenarios. Who am I? Where am I? What am I doing? That's right, they can't do it without you! Read more


Nov 13th, 2021 7:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Practical Magic

Gather your besties and come to The Ritz and enjoy the ultimate Halloween Chick Flick about spell-casting sisters who come from a long line of witches. Unfortunately, these likeable witches endure a genrational curse which kills the men they love.
Sounds like a call for a Ritz Signature Cocktail and a Union Pizza! Read more


Oct 29th, 2021 - 7 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

The Exorcist

Grab your friends - and your courage - and view one of the scariest movies ever made. Pre-order your choice of pizza online when you purchase your Ritz movie ticket here.
The theatre doors open at 6:30, and so does the bar.
Enjoy our special movie paired cocktail - "The Pazuzu" Read more


Oct 30th, 2021 - 7 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

The music of Darrell Scott

MainStreet presents Darrell Scott at the Historic Ritz Theatre. Darrell Scott is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter who mines and cultivates the everyday moment, taking the rote, menial, mundane, and allowing it to be surreal, ever poignant, and candidly honest, lilting, blooming, and resonating.
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October 12th, 2021 7:00 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

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

Comedy Night at the Ritz

Jessica Kirson has been featured on HBO, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Comedy Central. Gary’s musical career had taken him on global tours, sharing the bill with acts like Kenny Rogers, Tom Jones, Frankie Valli, Heart, Chicago, Huey Lewis and the News, Olivia Newton-John and Melissa Manchester.
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August 27th, 2021 | doors open 7:30 pm , show starts at 8:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Cash / Jennings Tribute

The Cash Jennings show pays tribute to both Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings. The first half of the show honors the memory of Cash by playing the songs using vintage style instruments from the original show. The second half is a tribute to Waylon Jennings and his unique style of Country.
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August 20th, 2021 | Bar opens at 6pm, Show starts at 7:30pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Cash / Jennings Tribute

Unlimited Devotion celebrating the music of the Grateful Dead, also featuring Jon Corneal & Masked Compadres. Unlimited Devotion (aka UD) was conceived in Miami in April 2012 as a vehicle for exploring the Grateful Dead’s songbook. The band quickly developed a dedicated following and has steadily evolved its repertoire, personnel, and musical personality to reflect its current members’ jazz and funk influences.
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PAST EVENT August 20th, 2021

Historic Ritz Theatre

Les Dudek

Les Dudek is a music legend, whose contributions have influenced the history of rock n' roll.


Jun. 19th, 2021

Historic Ritz Theatre