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Great Local Theatre

Many plays offered in several theaters, convenient location with many restaurants nearby. High... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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Love this cozy theatre!

We are starting our second season as ticket holders for the main season shows / plays. The cast of... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Venice, Florida
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140 Tampa Ave W, Venice, FL 34285-1727
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Many plays offered in several theaters, convenient location with many restaurants nearby. High quality performances at very reasonable prices.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank cararro
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Reviews, cast, productions are great, seating was tight. Park just about anywhere and eat nearby in Downtown Venice.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are starting our second season as ticket holders for the main season shows / plays. The cast of players are very well trained and do are wonderful job performing, not the folks you would find singing on broadway of course but certainly great talent...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Laurie C, Public Relations Manager at Venice Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Have gone to 2 performances here now, with 2 more in our ticket package. So far, both have been excellent. The venue is comfortable with good acoustics. The performers are excellent and the shows we saw were great!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nancy K
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for a small theater that really does bring a lot of talent in- this is it. Friendly, small, unique talent, and affordable. Parking is plentiful across the street and behind the theater. Venice has a lot to offer. Many dining venues...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank CMMGirl
Reviewed November 13, 2018

I moved to the Venice area 2 years ago, and this has become on of my favorite places to hang out. I have loved most all of the performances I have seen. But, in addition, they offer terrific classes. I have taken a comedy class...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mam59
Reviewed November 11, 2018

We went to see a Neil Diamond tribute. It was a trip back in time as was the physical building. The actual concert was extremely good. Could almost believe were seeing the real Neil Diamond. The theatre itself is lovely. It is very accessible and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Norma B
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This theatre has great plays and bands at reasonable prices. All seats are great including the balcony. Great restaurants in close proximity to the theatre.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank msousa2015
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I have been a season ticket holder since 2003 and I am very happy with the increase in actor diversification, the improved props/scenes, and the improved voices of the various cast members.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank whitt3
Reviewed November 4, 2018

My friend Sheila was nice enough to treat me not only to a fabulous dinner, a bottle of wine as well as this awesome show!!! Everyone loves the music, it's just so entertaining and fun! Acting was great (for the most part - they had...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from Wendy R | Reviewed this property |
Yes! There are spots designated for wheelchairs with companion seats next to them. There is an elevator should you want to select balcony seating.
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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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Gulfport, Florida
Sunday Brunch (4 Replies)
Any recommendations for a good brunch buffet in or near Venice? We will be making a day trip to see a Sunday matinee (2pm) show at the Venice Theatre in January and would like to take our folks to brunch before the show. Any hotels that do brunch? Or clubs open to public for brunch? Or a good restaurant that does a brunch buffet? Thanks for your advice.
December 26, 2010|
Response fromSRQgirl|
You say this is a daytrip. Where will you be driving from? There are many places to grab a meal on a Sunday afternoon. (There aren't any big hotels in Venice.) ~SRQgirl