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

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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