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Venice Theatre

140 West Tampa Ave, Venice, FL 34285
941-488-1115
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Oct 5, 2014
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North Port, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is the third largest community theater in the United States. In 1972 the Venice Little Theatre purchased one of Venice’s original 1926 buildings, the former gymnasium of Kentucky Military Institute. Kids love to sit in the balcony since most theaters today do not have them. They produce all sorts of shows--musicals, dramas, comedy and have a talented group of... More

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Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The stage production of this play/musical/drama was outstanding. The director stuck to the historical background of the 1940s in Germany. The cast took a field trip to the Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg so they would have an thorough understanding and appreciation of the devastation that was going to occur. The acting was excellent.

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Nokomis, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

wonderful play. great acting. and directing. I would say it was one of their best.Heard one woman say she has been coming to Venice Theatre for years and that was the best she had seen.

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Sarasota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Cozy little theatre. Small town productions = family friendly shows. Love how the actors will meet you after many of the shows to get a close up of their costumes, make-up etc. Adds to the fun.

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We went to the Frank Theater. It was welcome on a rainy day. comfortable theater, air conditioning was not the greatest.

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Lake George
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Venice theater is very quaint. We went to go see Twinkle and Rocksoulradio Band. They were fantastic even though Twinkles was sick. If your in Venice go take in one of the shows you won't be disappointed. There isn't a bad seat in the place because it's small. Drinks are available to purchase in lobby and yes you can... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Nice afternoon or night show. Very nice, we enjoy most everything they do. Wish they did more than every few weeks.

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Ballston Lake, New York, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We took friends to see Oklahoma last winter. The facility is really nice. The staging and performance was excellent. Most of the work for staging etc is done by volunteers and they do a great job. I'm even considering putting in some volunteer time next winter to help with stage construction. The office staff is really helpful, as we had... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Top community theater. The theater is beautiful and the plays are always entertaining. Easy location surrounded by lots of great restaurants to enjoy before or after the show.

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ENGLEWOOD
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180 reviews 180 reviews
33 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We lived within about 3 miles of this theatre for perhaps 5 years before we discovered the place. They have a sign, but not out on the highway--and you can't tell what's playing without walking up to the ticket booth. But that's not why I am writing this review. We took the grand kids there to see a film this... More

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