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“Great local theatre” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Venice Theatre

Venice Theatre
140 West Tampa Ave, Venice, FL 34285
941-488-1115
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Ranked #1 of 45 things to do in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Hauppauge, NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great local theatre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

As seasonal residents, we are unable to see every show, but the shows we have seen have been well done. The intimacy of the small shows at the Pinkerton were unique and professional. A Big Thanks to the superb actors and actresses who volunteer their time to put on such great performances!

Visited March 2013
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Penfield, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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“Fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Amateur theatre at its best. Nice venue. A little pricey, but costumes, staging, sets and performance were most enjoyable. We saw hello dolly. :).

Visited February 2013
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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“Consistently Top Notch Entertainment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We have been attending performances at Venice Theatre for several years now. It is one of the finest regional theater groups, and the performances are always top notch! The talent pool the theater draws upon is extensive, and we always enjoy seeing our favorites in new productions.

Each year, we purchase Extreme passes, which allow us to choose any 7 of the 17 or so plays in the MainStage (seats 400+) and the Pinkerton (100 or so, depending on format) theaters. In the past we have seen expertly produced and performed plays, such as The Producers, The 39 Steps, The King and I, Driving Miss Daisy, Moon Over Buffalo and Radio Gals.

There are several other performance packages you can choose from.

But, plays are not the only thing Venice Theatre has to offer. We have also enjoyed performances by Let's Hang On (Frankie Valli tribute), Monday, Monday (Mamas & Papas revue) and The Kingston Trio. The most recent show we attended was New Odyssey (3 Guys and 30 Instruments), one of the most talented trios you will ever see. Their musical capabilities are amazing, and their comedy numbers are truly hilarious!

The lobby has a full bar and a selection of candy bars. You are invited to take your drinks into the theater with you, and you can even pre-order drinks for pick-up during intermission to avoid the line.

Nearby, there are a number of excellent restaurants, so we frequently enjoy dinner and a performance.

And, if you are not from this area but are planning to visit, you can purchase tickets online. I cannot imagine you will not be delighted with any performance you choose.

Visited March 2013
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Venice, Florida, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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“Best little theatre in Florida!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

The Venice Theatre is an excellent community organization which consistently turns out productions of professional quality. Under the watchful eyes of executive director Murray Chase and his efficient staff, it is a fabulous organization.

Visited March 2013
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“Hello Dolly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Went to Hello Dollty at this local theatre and would highly recommend this when you visit the area. They did a great job and the house was full. Some great talent

Visited February 2013
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