We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Wayne Dench Performing Arts Center

201 S Magnolia Ave # 203, Sanford, FL 32771-1321
+1 407-321-8111
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Old Movie Theater with varying events

This venue is a favorite of us locals, offering many shows and attractions that appeal to a wide... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
mzbook
,
Sanford, Florida
via mobile
Always excellent entertainment in a gloriously restored historic theater

We love going the the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center for all sorts of entertainment. From... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
SanfordFoodie
,
Sanford, Florida
Read all 31 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
201 S Magnolia Ave # 203, Sanford, FL 32771-1321
CONTACT
Website
+1 407-321-8111
Write a ReviewReviews (31)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"tribute shows"
in 4 reviews
"community theater"
in 4 reviews
"backup band"
in 2 reviews
"jazz ensemble"
in 2 reviews
"historic downtown"
in 2 reviews
"can't wait to go back"
in 2 reviews
"small town"
in 2 reviews
"performers"
in 3 reviews
"concert"
in 5 reviews
"movie"
in 5 reviews
"repertory"
in 2 reviews
"restored"
in 3 reviews
"audience"
in 2 reviews
"production"
in 2 reviews
"magnolia"
in 2 reviews
"entertainment"
in 3 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 31 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This venue is a favorite of us locals, offering many shows and attractions that appeal to a wide audience: Film Shorts event, classic films such as Wizard of Oz on the big screen for $5 (!), Theater, and more. Sanford is such a great waterfront...More

Thank mzbook
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 May 2018

We love going the the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center for all sorts of entertainment. From locally produced plays and musicals, to tribute shows and classic movies, this place never disappoints. The building is a beautifully restored classic theater, and is constantly undergoing improvements and...More

Thank SanfordFoodie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 April 2018

This theater holds a variety of performances and shows. I had NO IDEA it was so close to Orlando. And it's right downtown, where there are many art shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants. Such a quaint little city! You can actually take the train from...More

Thank ATAJanie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Second time seeing a performance there. Both were great. We like to dress up, go out to dinner and a show. They hit the Mark. Have seen. Vox audio and The games afoot. Can't wait to go back.

Thank brew m
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Four times a year the Sanford Jazz Ensemble gives performances here for $15. They are quite talented and it is a nice way to spend the afternoon. It is open seating and tickets are available at the box office before the performance with no service...More

Thank Cathy H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 February 2018

The Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in Sanford is Seminole Counties best kept secret! I am a regular patron here because they offer a wide variety of programming and I enjoy the quaint environment. I have seen everything from The Nutcracker, Agatha Christie and Sherlock...More

Thank Kitra W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is a fantastic venue to enjoy the arts. Visited last month and saw a great live band, Simply Tina. The sound and lighting system is also spot on.

Thank Karena K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 July 2017

I am at the theater a lot as a patron and volunteer. It has been beautifully updated with sound, lights, seating. The evening seems even more special because you take your beer, wine, mixed drinks into the theater. A comment was made about the backup...More

Thank Christy J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed every performance presented by this community center. Acoustic is great, easy access from major highways. A small theater atmosphere with BIG performances and professional crew. Love going there.

Thank Connie S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 July 2017

A fabulous evening at the Wayne Dench Performing Arts Center seeing Simply Tina - A Tribute to Tina Turner. Our small group got our "Proud Mary" on! Always a fun venue and the entertainment was fabulous. The Center could use a little sprucing up, but...More

1  Thank 100bubbles
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 6 hotels in Sanford
Monroe's On The Lake Hotel & Banquet Hall
172 reviews
.64 km away
WoodSpring Suites Orlando Sanford
70 reviews
3.84 km away
Budget Inn
189 reviews
5.16 km away
Best Western Plus Sanford Airport/Lake Mary Hotel
605 reviews
5.28 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Corner Cafe
529 reviews
.17 km away
Hollerbach's
1,148 reviews
.11 km away
The Breezeway Restaurant & Bar
282 reviews
.15 km away
The Original Christo's
152 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby Attractions
Downtown Sanford
313 reviews
.13 km away
Jeanine Taylor Folk Art
22 reviews
.12 km away
Wops' Hops Brewing Company
27 reviews
.31 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Joan A
9 November 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Susan M | Reviewed this property |
I'm a local, so I don't pay much attention to nearby hotels. There may be some on 17-92 in Lake Mary.
0
Votes
;