Ritz Theatre and LaVilla Museum

Contact Information:

829 N. Davis St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Hours of Operation:

Museum Hours:
Monday, closed. 
Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, closed. 

*Weekends and after hours, by appointment. 

* Note that hours are subject to change. Please call to verify









 The Ritz Theater was designed in 1929 by local architect Jefferson Powell in the Art Deco style. From the 1930s through the 1960s, this theater jammed with Ray Charles and many other artists who worked the Chitlin Circuit. The renovated theater seats 400 and a large stage for a variety of movies, music, dance and theatrical productions. Joined at the hip is the recently opened LaVilla Museum which features an eye-catching mix African and African American cultural exhibits. One half of the 11,000 sq. ft museum is dedicated historical exhibits of LaVilla and northeast Florida - it begins with the antebellum period when the area derived its name from the plantation called "LaVilla," and the other half of the museum features rotating local and national exhibits on tour that are certain to please.

Museum Admission

Adults - $8.00
Children & Seniors - $5.00
Groups of 25 or more - $7.00 for Adults; $3.00 for children & seniors
(call 904-632-5555 to schedule a group tour)


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Contact Us

  • Downtown Vision, Inc
  • 214 N. Hogan St.
  • Suite 120
  • Jacksonville, FL 32202