The Ritz Theatre and Museum was constructed in 1999 on the site of the 1929 Ritz Theater movie house in Jacksonville’s historic African American community of LaVilla. During LaVilla’s height of business and entertainment activity in the 1920s -1960s, LaVilla was known as the ‘Harlem of the South.’
Ritz Theatre houses 400-seats, a beautiful 40 x 30 proscenium performance stage featuring a state-of-the-art sound system and theatrical lighting. Supporting the stage are loading spaces, dressing rooms and technical areas.
The museum houses a permanent exhibition of African American history in Northeast Florida. A walk through the museum reminds you of the significant contributions and rich legacy of past generations.
The lobby can also be used for various social events, such as luncheons, receptions, anniversay and birthday parties.
Ritz Theatre and Museum, Jacksonville
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Ritz Theatre and Museum
Entire FacilityAuditorium Max Capacity: 400 people
LobbyGeneral Event Space Max Capacity: 500 people
Person's renting our facility for any event that will include food service must use one of the following catering services. No others will be permitted:
Savor Jacksonville (has 1st right of refusal)
Anthony’s Gourmet Catering
Phone: (904) 264-1338 or (904) 654-7032
Bailey’s Gourmet Catering
Phone: (904) 323-1982
Biscotti's Restaurant & Catering
Phone: (904) 387-2060
Phone: (904) 716-4001