Ritz Theatre & La Villa Museum

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Ritz Theatre & La Villa Museum information

Location
Jacksonville , USA
Address
829 N Davis St
Telephone
+1 904 632 5555
Prices
adult/child & senior US$6/US$3
Opening hours
10:00-18:00 Tue-Fri, to 14:00 Sat, 14:00-17:00 Sun
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This refurbished 1929-built grande dame incorporates a museum and 400-seat theater. Both showcase the La Villa area's African-American cultural heritage, which in its heyday saw it dubbed the 'Harlem of the South'. The museum's newest permanent exhibition, Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing, is an animatronic tribute to the district's native son James Weldon Johnson, composer of the slave freedom anthem of the same name. Performances at the Ritz range from choral to jazz as well as stage productions.