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Venice Theatre

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Address: 140 Tampa Ave W, Venice, FL 34285-1727
Phone Number: 941-488-1115
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A Gem in Venice

Wonderful productions, to suit a wide variety of interests. Good seating; good prices. There are two theaters, the Pinkerton being the more intimate of the two. Venice Theater... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Linda W
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Naperville, Illinois
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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful productions, to suit a wide variety of interests. Good seating; good prices. There are two theaters, the Pinkerton being the more intimate of the two. Venice Theater holds lessons, tours, and always welcomes volunteers in many departments. They offer activities for every age group, and are very involved with the community at large. The behind the scenes preparation is... More 

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Laurie C, Public Relations Manager at Venice Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you, Linda! We couldn't have described it better ourselves. More 

Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A load of fun watching "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" in the Pinkerton Stage with friends. Theatre in the round with talented children performing the play from all over Sarasota County. Well directed and well managed with very helpful staff and box office. A genuine treasure!.

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Laurie C, Public Relations Manager at Venice Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for attending the show. We're glad you enjoyed it! More 

Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since moving to Venice we have attended a variety of shows here and never been disappointed. Neat old building and both an intimate and midsize theater here for different productions.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

I am not a fan of community theater. I always feel like these were the kids in high school that did not get cast in the school play and now making up for it. There are however, exceptions. Tonight we were treated to the vocal stylings of two young ladies who sang their hearts out to entertain us. Show tunes... More 

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Laurie C, Public Relations Manager at Venice Theatre, responded to this review

We just noticed your review. Thank you for the excellent feedback! Rachel and Alana are wonderful and we can promise you more talent like this if you return to see more shows. Venice Theatre is the second largest community theatre in the U.S., so it isn't your typical community theatre. In fact, most of the community theatres in the area... More 

South Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Went to a performance last spring and totally enjoyed it. All performers were the best, very professional and entertaining.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Just saw Broadway Soul...what a great show. It was in the Pinkerton Theater which is smaller, but with a show like this it made it intimate. Always good shows at reasonable prices. Definitely recommend going to a show if your in Venice.

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Venice, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Although this is a smaller venue, that's the ONLY thing small. Lots of volunteers make attending a pleasure. The talent is varied so everyone finds something to enjoy. The building itself has a quaint look accompanied by professional appeal.

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Venice, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We enjoy most of the shows put on at the lovely Venice Theatre. The costumes are always very well done in keeping with the theme of the show. Actors and Actresses very talented and work hard to produce a quality show. There has only been one or two shows we did not like over the past year or so. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic Show Singing Dancing Comedy Awesome Local talent Saw it other couples Men enjoyed it also Don't miss it next year

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Venice, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is a community theater with local performers, for the most part. The spirit is always there, and the quality ranges from adequate to excellent. I have seen 3 shows there, and I thought two fine and one outstanding. The prices reflect the local nature of the entertainment, and a matinee followed by dinner at one of the Venice Avenue... More 

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