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Athens Theatre

124 N Florida Ave, DeLand, FL 32720-4208
+1 386-736-1500
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Every seat is a great seat

We went to see The Tribute band for Fleetwood Mac .Tusk. This was the first time on top floor... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
C C
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Great little theater to watch a performance

Went to see Oklahoma last Thursday. They had a great cast and crew. The theater was very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cyndi O
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DeBary, Florida
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The Athens Theatre is a fully restored historic theatre. Once the centerpiece of DeLand, this red-bricked beauty is a jewel of Italian Renaissance architecture. This historic theatre was designed in 1921 by prominent Orlando architect Murray S. King and first opened its doors on January 6th, 1922. Above the stage's proscenium arch is an original 1920's Grecian Freeze by artist Samuel Judson Stone. Each year the Athens Theatre presents six large theatrical productions by the Athens Theatre Company & Youth Academy, numerous concerts, community events, and gatherings.
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124 N Florida Ave, DeLand, FL 32720-4208
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to see The Tribute band for Fleetwood Mac .Tusk. This was the first time on top floor always sit in front. Between the red velvet chairs and Architecture , it is so charming. All the staff wonderful and sitting on top rocked. I...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to see Oklahoma last Thursday. They had a great cast and crew. The theater was very comfortable inside. The A/C was perfect. The sound was okand the play, delightful.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

We went to this performance last nite and we were blown away by this amazing talented group. They played for 2 hours and the first half was great. The second half was even greater. If you haven't yet seen them, they will be there tonite...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We are season pass holders and have loved every play! These are talented actors and DH and I enjoy every one. Sister act last year was amazing! So good, I went once with DH and once with my mom and my niece. Great singers, dancers...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Brought my wife and mom here for "Arsenic and Old Lace". It was a great play, but this review will be about the theater itself. Athens was build in the 1920's I think. Over the years it was "improved" until it was a total eyesore....More

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

This Theatre is a hidden gem! I just saw their production of Aladin jr. Amazing doesn't even begin to describe my experience. From the first call to order my tickets, I was greeted by a friendly voice that was more than happy to help. After...More

1  Thank Thomas P
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

I have been to the Athens on multiple occasions and have never been disappointed. The quality of the shows, the aesthetics of the theater and all of those I have had contact with have been above par. I guess the old adage, "You can't please...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

The Athens Theatre proves time and time again to be an incredible destination in DeLand. This historic theatre has been meticulously restored, and the level of care put into its renovation seems to continue throughout all of their productions as well. Every show put on...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

I'm a new DeLand resident and one of the many things that drew us to this beautiful city was the Athens Theatre and the amazing productions they consistently put on there. Top notch talent, amazing sound and all watched from a comfortable, cozy environment. The...More

1  Thank Rebecca L
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

So, we were there recently and I decided to read some older reviews on here and I have to say, things have not apparently changed in all these years so, dont' expect anything to be different or good now. One reviewer stated:"The sound production was...More

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Alexa B, Public Relations Manager at Athens Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

I'm very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time with us. The DeLand community worked extremely hard to save the historic Athens Theatre from being demolished. Then, (with research help from the West Volusia Historical Society) we spent years restoring it to...More

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Response from Cyndi O | Reviewed this property |
We parked next to the theater to the north, got one of the first spots, went to have pizza on the corner, and returned to the theater. The Parking lot was crowded just before show time. There is quite a bit of public parking... More
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Response from Phonecia | Reviewed this property |
There is no dress code. Some people dress up but some wear sundresses, shorts or jeans.
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Melinda M
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Response from mscribner37 | Reviewed this property |
The Athens Theater does not have an elevator for balcony seating but it does offer seating for wheelchair and walker patrons on the first floor.
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