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Venice Theatre

140 Tampa Ave W, Venice, FL 34285-1727
+1 941-488-1115
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#1 Community Theatre in th country!

If you've been to Venice and haven't been to the Venice Theatre you are definitely missing out.My... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
sunny s
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Venice, United States
Venice Theatre is a local gem!

Venice Theatre's is a "big theatre" in a small town.....it is a theatre of highest quality and... read more

Reviewed February 24, 2018
ninafbailey
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St Petersburg
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“main stage” (14 reviews)
“small town” (17 reviews)
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140 Tampa Ave W, Venice, FL 34285-1727
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+1 941-488-1115
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

If you've been to Venice and haven't been to the Venice Theatre you are definitely missing out.My advice--book NOW and FREQUENTLY!

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Reviewed February 24, 2018

Venice Theatre's is a "big theatre" in a small town.....it is a theatre of highest quality and diversity of shows offered. From classic main stage musicals to smaller, edgy shows that make us uncomfortable, this theatre has it all. Box office is extremely helpful in...More

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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

Love this local little gem and we’ve bought into the best deal and are batting 85% on the shows we’ve seen. Good staff of volunteers and the only question I have is with the local newspaper reviews which we find quite misleading. Live taking guests...More

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Reviewed January 31, 2018

This is a very impressive venue. We saw Smoky Joe's Cafe and I can't say enough about the quality of the production. We see a lot of theater and this production exceeded our expectations in every aspect. The acting and singing was of professional quality,...More

Thank Mary K
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Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

This is a local, small theater that performs beyond its “weight class.” We saw two shows here in recent weeks, both well done and engaging, a good value, and nearby with plenty of dining options.

Thank cararro
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

My friend Sheila and I were thrilled to hear all the oldies performed in this show.Most of the songs we both knew, even though there were some littler known ones as well, but all so well done!!! All the actors/actresses had marvelous voices, the dance...More

3  Thank mamamia70
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Laurie C, Public Relations Manager at Venice Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2018

Thank you so much for sharing your positive feedback!

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Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

We saw excellent shows at this community theatre facility. The venue is excellent and seems well run. Saw a musical show in the main theatre with Herman's Hermits that was so good. Also saw the play Last Train to Nibroc. Superbly done. Highly recommend the...More

Thank Reg J
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Laurie C, Public Relations Manager at Venice Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2018

Thank you so much for your positive review. We’re so glad you were able to experience our local talent as well as Herman’s Hermits.

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Reviewed January 15, 2018

We went to see Smokey Joe's Cafe and it was an extremely entertaining show, extremely talented cast of singers and dancers....never a dull moment. The theater itself is a nice size with convenient parking at the back. I would imagine every seat is probably good...More

Thank Steve B
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Laurie C, Public Relations Manager at Venice Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2018

Thank you for such a positive review! We appreciate your patronage.

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Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

The play was wonderful, and we wanted more! The 2 actors were believable and well directed. The small theater was not full and should have been....everyone will enjoy this fun and thoughtful play.

Thank DeeDee353
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Laurie C, Public Relations Manager at Venice Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed Last Train to Nibroc. We're very proud of this piece. Thank you.

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Reviewed January 12, 2018

My wife and I purchased last minute tickets while visiting a friend in the area. This was our second visit to this theater and Smokey Joe’s Café did not disappoint. This show is not a musical in the conventional sense of actor dialog interspersed with...More

4  Thank John514
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Laurie C, Public Relations Manager at Venice Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2018

Thanks for the wonderful review. We're so glad you enjoyed Smokey Joe's Cafe!

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February 24, 2018|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
Anything goes pretty well, but people going to this theater dress nice casual and nice shorts would be acceptable. Same for women....nice casual and you can't go wrong. Great theater, we are going to "Let's Hang On" on... More
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Marjorie C
January 28, 2016|
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The balcony is great for concerts and musicals. I like rows 5 thru 10 for dramas and comedies. Take a look at the 2016/17 season shows - order now for good seating. They have "season" tickets at reduced prices. Extreme... More
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Seating is assigned not first come first serve.
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