visiting directions and information

Ritz Theatre and Museum
829 North Davis Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202

Phone: 904-807-2010
Fax: 904-632-5553

Administrative Hours:

MON – FRI, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Museum Hours:

TUE – FRI, 10:00am – 4:00pm
SAT- 10:00am – 2:00pm

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TUE – FRI 10:00am – 4:00pm






Traveling on Interstate 95 North and South, take Exit 353B (Union St.), travel east on Union Street to the very first light, left turn onto Davis Street.

From Downtown Jacksonville travel west on State Street to Davis Street- left on Davis Street

Parking for the Ritz Theatre and Museum is available at:

  • Adjacent to the Ritz around the building
  • Parking lot at Madison and Union Streets just east of the Ritz Theatre and Museum at the Dialysis Clinic, 757 Union Street.
  • N. Davis and Old Kings Road at the Jacksonville Urban League and Second Baptist Church parking lots, west of the Ritz Theatre and Museum.
  • Parking Lot “C” at Lee and Union Streets.

Ritz parking signs are posted for convenience.
All parking is Free

Museum Admission

Adults (age 18-64): $8.00
Children (age 4-17) & Seniors (65+):  $5.00  

*Children age 3 and under are free.
Groups of 25 or more:  $7.00 for Adults, $3.00 for children & seniors
(call 904-632-5555 to schedule a group tour or click here)


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 La Villa. During La Villa’s height of activity in the 1920s-1960s, it was known as the “Harlem of the South.”

The mission of the Ritz Theatre and Museum is to “research, record, and preserve the material and artistic culture of African American life in Northeast Florida and the African Diaspora, and present in an educational or entertaining format, the many facets that make up the historical and cultural legacy of this community.”

Building on the community’s proud heritage, the Ritz is truly a Special Place, where history’s missing chapters are being restored, where talent is nurtured and creativity is celebrated.  It is a community gathering place where ideas are exchanged, information is disseminated and a roadmap for the future is developed.

Whether visiting the museum, attending a concert, viewing a film or listening to a lecture, the Ritz has a special energy that leaves you with a special feeling. There is always an exhibition, music, dance or the dramatic arts inside the Ritz that will enthrall, educate and entertain.

I'll see YOU at the Ritz!



events & highlights

Amateur Night  AUDITIONS 



ritz museum exhibit

Museum Highlights

Photo & Portrait Exhibit