Events

Downtown's Stage since 1925

Fifty Shades of Rosé

Join us for a Sunday Funday packed full of rosé wines of every flavor & color range! This is a party you don’t want to miss! DJ Jenks will be spinning at the main stage in front of the dance floor. Lite fare will be served & of course 50 different rosés from all around the world! Please wear your favorite shade of blush, the best outfit will win a $100 gift card provided by Obscure Wine Company. A silent auction benefiting Girls Inc will start at 3pm. All proceeds to benefit two nonprofits: The Historic Ritz Theater & Girls Inc Winter Haven. Sponsored by Obscure Wine Company.

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August 21th - 2:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Spirit and the Cosmic Heart

Florida’s Spirit and the Cosmic Heart offer a warm shoegaze pop sound founded on good production, lush instrumentals and soft vocals, and show a tendency for memorable and tuneful writing. Subtly reminiscent of sixties pop, Moments EP (2021) is an accurate representation of the bands songful character, bringing forth symmetric levels of dream pop melancholy and twee smoothness. Spirits music comes with a strong sense of openness and familiarity, hence it’s easy to appreciate instantly” - Destroy//Exist

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August 27th - 8:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

THE U.S. BEE GEES

THE U.S. BEE GEES are the ultimate salute to the Bee Gees in their prime! This 5-piece band features the precise vocal blend, and musicianship, of Todd Pitts, Greg Pitts and Ken Custalow as the brothers Gibb. The sibling harmonies of the Pitts brothers makes for an even higher caliper of vocal blending. This combined with an energetic stage performance continues to thrill audiences everywhere. THE U.S. BEE GEES recreate the look, feel and sound of the Bee Gees capturing the unique falsettos that make them one of the world’s greatest bands.

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September 9th - 7:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Caribbean Breeze

Salon Ashanti presents CARIBBEAN BREEZE featuring Island Powerhouse Band of Jacksonville, FL. The name says it all. Island Powerhouse Band is a high energy live entertainment band known for their Classic Calypso, Reggae and Soca Music. This group is made of up a kalaidescope of Caribbean diversity and a fusion of flavors. Members are from the Bahamas, Virgin islands, Haiti and Trinidad. Together, they create a different style that will ignite your ears and make you want more. Those hoping to enjoy great music will not be disappointed by these talented musicians. They put the power in Powerhouse!

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September 17th - 8:00 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!

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September 24th - 7:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

KISS ALIVE THE TRIBUTE

So many of us all grew up with the music of KISS. KISS posters on our bedroom walls, fantasizing, playing air guitar and drums with KISS records blasting and parents demanding "Turn it down". What initially started off as a tribute to only the music, (no makeup, no costumes, no bells or whistles) has, after 12 yrs evolved into the SE USA premier KISS Tribute. The compliment we cherish the most is when someone comes up and says something like....."Man, I saw KISS back in 1975-78, and you guys brought me back to when I saw them as a teenager. Thank you for the time machine show".

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October 22th - 8:00 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!

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November 11th - 7:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Savannah Jack Concert

Hard work, determination and sacrifice have paved the way for Savannah Jack. The band formed in 2004 and has toured both nationally and abroad ever since; performing more than 120 shows a year. Savannah Jack possesses the tightest harmony of any group - The band's live show was recognized as one of the "Top Ten Concerts of 2010." Other top ten selectees included Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Lady Gaga. Exceptional songwriters as well as versatile musicians, band members infuse their individual style to collectively create Savannah Jack's unique sound.

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November 12th - 7:00 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!

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December 9th - 7:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Dwight Icenhower Elvis Tribute Matinee

Dwight Icenhower RETURNS to the stage of the Historic Ritz Theater for not one, not two, but THREE shows on December 17th & 18th, 2022. Born four years after the King passed away, Dwight has studied every move that Elvis made and has mastered the 50's, 60's, and 70's eras of Elvis' career. He has performed all over the United States as well as in England, Brazil, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Mexico and has toured Japan several times.

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December 17th - 2:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Dwight Icenhower Elvis Tribute Evening Show

Dwight Icenhower RETURNS to the stage of the Historic Ritz Theater for not one, not two, but THREE shows on December 17th & 18th, 2022. Born four years after the King passed away, Dwight has studied every move that Elvis made and has mastered the 50's, 60's, and 70's eras of Elvis' career. He has performed all over the United States as well as in England, Brazil, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Mexico and has toured Japan several times.

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December 17th - 7:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Dwight Icenhower Elvis Tribute Sunday Gospel Concert

Dwight Icenhower RETURNS to the stage of the Historic Ritz Theater for not one, not two, but THREE shows on December 17th & 18th, 2022. Born four years after the King passed away, Dwight has studied every move that Elvis made and has mastered the 50's, 60's, and 70's eras of Elvis' career. He has performed all over the United States as well as in England, Brazil, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Mexico and has toured Japan several times.

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December 18th - 2:30 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Past Events

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!

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August 19th - 7:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Candlelight at The Ritz: Summer Woodwinds

A unique musical series experienced in an intimate and breathtaking setting. Immerse yourself in the artistry of the Lakeland Symphony Orchestra Woodwinds Quintet, while awash in the warm glow of candlelight in Winter Haven's downtown treasure, The Historic Ritz Theatre. Come celebrate this wonderful music form with the flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and horn.

Your choice of a free drink from our bar is included in the ticket price.

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August 20th - 7:30 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

WOMEN IN HIP-HOP/ Hip-Hop: Then, Now and In Between PART 3

We are thrilled once more to see DeekBeats and Professor Nethery take our stage again to bring us Part 3 of our series: Hip-Hop: Then, Now and In-between!

They will tackle the amazing history of Women and their contributions to the Art of Hip-hop. From the 1st MC’s to the “Video Girl” to the control and power women have now in the culture, join us for a dive into, Women in Hip-hop.

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July 29th - 7:00 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!

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July 30th - 7:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Showtime at The Ritz

This is....Showtime at The Ritz!

The Historic Ritz Theatre has been Winter Haven's downtown stage since 1925! We are YOUR community theater, we are on our mission to bring out the best kept secrets of of our town. To do this, we are welcoming a brand new series to our stage, "Showtime at the Ritz." Once a month we will feature 2 local performers, giving them the chance to showcase their talents.

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July 2nd - 8:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

The Alter Eagles

For over a decade, The Alter Eagles have been astonishing audiences across the United States with their inspiring tribute to the number one selling band of all time in North America. Having performed over 1000 shows, making them one of the most prolific tribute acts today, Alter Eagles is comprised of 6 versatile vocalists who each play multiple instruments during the show. Whether it's an outdoor show with 20,000 singing fans or an intimate venue with 100 "Friends of the Band" Alter Eagles make every performance exciting and memorable.

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June 10th - 7:00 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!

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May 28th - 7:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

A New Pointe Dance 10th Anniversary Performance

he Historic Ritz Theatre is excited to host A New Pointe Dance company on our stage for their 10th Anniversary Performance.

Doors will open at 3:00pm, performance will begin at 3:30pm. Concessions will bee available for purchase.

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May 22nd - 3:30 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Candlelight at The Ritz: Patriotic Brass

A unique musical series experienced in an intimate and breathtaking setting. Immerse yourself in the artistry of the Lakeland Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet, while awash in the warm glow of candlelight in Winter Haven's downtown treasure, The Historic Ritz Theatre. Come celebrate Memorial Day with Trumpets, French Horn, Trombone and Tuba!

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May 21st - 7:30 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Chicago Rewired

Chicago Rewired - The Premier Chicago Tribute Band is a tribute to "Chicago" - one of the longest running and most successful pop/rock groups in history with record sales topping 100,000,000 including 21 top 10 singles, 5 consecutive number one albums, 11 number one singles, and 5 gold singles. The band comprises a unique blend of talented and seasoned musicians joining forces with the common goal of accurately replicating the timeless music.

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May 14th - 7:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Good Vibrations

Much more than just your typical tribute band, Good Vibrations celebrates the legacy and spirit of the legendary California icons by re-creating the timeless music; youthful appearance and excitement of seeing the original Beach Boys lineup LIVE once again in their mid-1960's prime. This high energy production brings the days of sun, surf and cars vividly back to life with all the famous Beach Boys anthems, surf guitar shreds and ocean-deep harmonies faithfully re-produced right before your eyes and ears exactly the way you remember them.

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April 22nd - 7:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Jim Stafford

Winter Haven's very own Jim Stafford will be on our stage April 16th and we just can't wait! Stafford is self-taught on guitar, fiddle, piano, banjo, organ, and harmonica. Stafford's first chart hit was "Swamp Witch", produced by Lobo, which cracked the U.S. top 40 in July 1973. On March 2, 1974, his biggest hit, "Spiders and Snakes," peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 14 in the BBC Top 50 in the UK, selling over two million copies, earning a gold disc by the RIAA that month. Stafford continued to have moderate chart success through most of 1975 with an additional minor hit called My Girl Bill which reached number 20 in the BBC Top 50 chart a year earlier in 1974.

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April 16th - 7:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Hip Hop: Then, Now and In-Between

The Ritz is joining with H.E.A.T to present part 2 of Hip-Hop: Then, Now, and In-Between "We Got The Jazz" Tickets are $17 and include a specialty blend of Haven Roasters coffee. Artist Deek Beats and Dr. Nethery take our stage again to teach us about the history of hip hop.

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April 2nd - 7:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Piano Man

Mark Anthony is a full time musician and has performed throughout the country. Over the years Mark studied and perfected his talent and passion for music by emulating the artists he admired including Billy Joel. He is known as "Florida's Billy Joel" Now, a permanent resident of Florida, he continues to wow audiences with the "PIANO MAN" (A Tribute to Billy Joel). Mark loves it so much, you can see and hear it in every performance! The "Piano Man" continues to sell out venues with standing ovations and return engagements galore. The "Piano Man"; is the Ultimate Billy Joel tribute show.

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April 1st - 7:00 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!

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March 26th - 7:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

LA DOLCE VITA

In Federico Fellini's lauded Italian film, restless reporter Marcello Rubini (Marcello Mastroianni) drifts through life in Rome. While Marcello contends with the overdose taken by his girlfriend, Emma (Yvonne Furneaux), he also pursues heiress Maddalena (Anouk Aimée) and movie star Sylvia (Anita Ekberg), embracing a carefree approach to living. Despite his hedonistic attitude, Marcello does have moments of quiet reflection, resulting in an intriguing cinematic character study.

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March 25th - 7:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Amazing Scott McFall

Scott McFall was nominated for the International Hypnosis Hall of Fame in 1998. In 1996 he was named, "the number one hypnosis trainer in the world today," by the publisher of the Hypnosis Business Journal.

This is a treat for ALL ages - grab your friends, your family and come to the Historic Ritz Theatre on March 19th!

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March 19th - 7:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Batman Returns

The monstrous Penguin (Danny DeVito), who lives in the sewers beneath Gotham, joins up with wicked shock-headed businessman Max Shreck (Christopher Walken) to topple the Batman (Michael Keaton) once and for all. But when Shreck's timid assistant, Selina Kyle (Michelle Pfeiffer), finds out, and Shreck tries to kill her, she is transformed into the sexy Catwoman. She teams up with the Penguin and Shreck to destroy Batman, but sparks fly unexpectedly when she confronts the caped crusader.

Directed by Tim Burton, this film was released on June 16, 1992, earning over $266.89 million in box office sales.

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March 18th - 7:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

FLY FISHING FILM TOUR

Hosting this event is Allen Wyatt with Andy Thornal Company. Andy Thornal is a beloved business in our community and we at the Ritz Theatre are proud to be partnering with them to bring this event to life.

The Fly Fishing Film Tour is fly fishing's most anticipated annual event. The original & largest tour of its kind, each show is a high-energy celebration.

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March 12th - 7:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Love and Basketball

Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps) are two childhood friends who both aspire to be professional basketball players. Quincy, whose father, Zeke (Dennis Haysbert), plays for the Los Angeles Clippers, is a natural talent and a born leader. Monica is ferociously competitive but sometimes becomes overly emotional on the court. Over the years, the two begin to fall for each other, but their separate paths to basketball stardom threaten to pull them apart.

Join us to watch Love and Basketball on our big screen! Doors will open at 6:30pm and movie will begin at 7:00pm.

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February 24th - 7:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Forever Johnny Cash Tribute

Happy Birthday Johnny Cash!!! Let's party! Join us to celebrate the birthday of Johnny Cash with a very special tribute performance!! “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash.” We all miss the captivating performances of the king of outlaw music – Johnny Cash! “Forever Johnny Cash: The Musical Tribute” is an electrifying theater production featuring all of Johnny’s timeless hits like “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Ring of Fire,” “I Walk the Line” and so much more, delivered with high energy and a modern flare. This unique tribute also highlights hits inspired by Johnny Cash along with iconic chart toppers from the Sun Records Label. This show has something for everyone in an unforgettable, fast-paced ride through Johnny’s musical legacy. Each song is reproduced with spot-on accuracy and with all the fire and verve of those classic Johnny Cash performances. You won’t want to miss this musical tribute to the one and only Johnny Cash!

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February 19th - 8:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Do the Right Thing

Salvatore "Sal" Fragione (Danny Aiello) is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin' Out (Giancarlo Esposito), becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria's Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin' Out believes a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should showcase black actors, but Sal disagrees. The wall becomes a symbol of racism and hate to Buggin' Out and to other people in the neighborhood, and tensions rise.

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February 18th - 7:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

To Sir, With Love

To Sir, with Love is a 1967 British drama film that deals with social and racial issues in an inner city school. It stars Sidney Poitier and features Christian Roberts, Judy Geeson, Suzy Kendall, Patricia Routledge and singer Lulu making her film debut. Join us to honor this legendary film. Doors will open at 6:30pm, movie will begin at 7:00pm. Bring takeout from your favorite local restaurant to enjoy during the film. Concessions and drinks will be for purchase at our theatre.

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February 17th - 7:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

The Proposal

Join us for another $5 movie night!! This will make for the perfect Valentine's date night or Girl's Night out!! THE PROPOSAL: Faced with deportation to her native Canada, high-powered book editor Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) says she's engaged to marry Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds), her hapless assistant. Andrew agrees to the charade, but imposes a few conditions of his own, including flying to Alaska to meet his eccentric family. With a suspicious immigration official always lurking nearby, Margaret and Andrew must stick to their wedding plan despite numerous mishaps.

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February 12th - 7:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Doobie Brothers Experience

There's no one in the industry today that can recreate the sound and style of the world-famous Doobie Brothers like "What A Fool Believes" can. Six of the Northeast's top professional musicians have pooled their talents, years of performance experience, and their love of the Doobies to become the very best Doobies tribute show in the country today.

Join us for this concert at 7:00pm - Doors open at 6:30pm.

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February 11th - 7:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Soul Music and the Civil Rights Movement

Words, images and stirring music tell the story of the soul music that became the soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement: Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, Sam and Dave, James Brown, and Florida’s own Timmy Thomas (“Why Can’t We Live Together”).

This event is funded by the Florida Humanities Florida Talks program, in partnership with the Historic Ritz Theatre, Inc.

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February 10th - 5:30 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Free Event

Candlelight at The Ritz: Symphonic Chocolate

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. We will have general admission, open seating.

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February 5th - 7:30 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

DR. MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE COMES TO LIFE

Join us for a free presentation by Ersula Know-Odom as she introduces us to Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. (1875-1955) , the founder of Bethune-Cookman University. She served as a New Deal government official - in one of the 20 highest-level offices held by women in the administration, and the highest held by an African American woman; was founder of FDR’s "black cabinet;" served as president of the National Association of Colored Women;

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February 3rd - 5:30 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

This is a free event!

Wall-E

Whats better than a movie on a Saturday afternoon? Join us for some family fun! Wall-E has been stealing our hearts since his release in 2008 - if you or your kids haven't seen it, here is your chance! WALL-E is the last robot left on Earth. He spends his days tidying up the planet, one piece of garbage at a time. But during 700 years, WALL-E has developed a personality, and he's more than a little lonely. Then he spots EVE. The movie will begin at 2:30pm - Doors will open at 2:00pm.

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Jan 29th - 2:30 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Rocketeer

Join us for another one of our Classics & Cocktails events! Featuring the 1991 film Rocketeer. Cliff Secord (Bill Campbell) is a cocky stunt pilot in love with a beautiful actress, Jenny Blake (Jennifer Connelly). When he discovers a jet pack hidden in a biplane, Cliff straps on the rocket, dons a flashy helmet and becomes the high-flying hero known as The Rocketeer. . Movie will begin at 7:00pm - Doors will open at 6:30pm. We will once again be serving our specialty cocktails themed to this classic movie!

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Jan 28th - 7:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Stevie Nicks Experience Tribute

We love a good tribute concert and this one will not disappoint! Join us on January 21st for some good rock n' roll fun. Known for her distinctive voice, mystical stage persona and poetic, symbolic lyrics - Stevie Nicks brings to the world music that will never be forgotten. Concert begins at 7:00pm - doors will open at 6:30pm. There will be a full service cash bar, in addition to concessions. Outside food and beverage will not be permitted.

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Jan 21st - 7:00 pm

Historic Ritz Theatre

Forrest Gump

Join us for another $5 movie night , Forrest Gump at the Ritz!

The movie will begin at 7:00pm - doors will open at 6:30pm. Fill free to bring take out food from your favorite local restaurant to enjoy during the movie. There will be beer, wine and general concessions/snacks for purchase at our theatre.

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Jan 20th - 7:00 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!

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Jan 15th - 7:00 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

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

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

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

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 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

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!

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

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

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.
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Oct 30th, 2021 - 7 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.
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Oct 29th, 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

Unlimited Devotion

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