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The Historic RITZ Theatre


In 1985, the Tennessee Valley Art Association restored the historic Ritz Theatre in Sheffield as a home for its performing arts programs.  The Ritz, a former silent movie house, was built in 1927.  It was remodeled in the popular Art Deco style in the early 1930s to "accommodate the talkies".  The Art Deco style was retained when it was remodeled in 1985.  The theatre is now used by the community for plays, concerts, seminars, receptions, lectures, pageants, and more. 

The Center Stage Community Theatre Series produces dramas and comedies each year.  Season tickets are available as well as tickets for individual performances. Most Recent: Foxfire, Lend Me A Tenor, A Bad Year for Tomatoes

SummerStock at the Ritz is a new theatre company that provides professional training in acting, dance and voice for college students and other performers from across the Northwest Alabama region.  One production is presented each summer in July. Most recent: Les Miserables

Time Out for Theatre performs two productions annually that provide an educational theatre arts experience for the child audience.  Matinees for school groups and general public performances are available. Upcoming: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Dec. 11, 12, 13, 15.

New Stage offers professional concerts, lectures and other performances throughout the year. Upcoming: Bluegrass at the Ritz with Jake Landers and Friends.

For more information on upcoming productions and events, click on the program icons on the right.

Tickets for all performances may be obtained online at ritztheatre.ticketleap.com or by calling the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art at 256.383.0533.


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