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Venice Theatre

140 Tampa Ave W, Venice, FL 34285-1727
+1 941-488-1115
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Season Membership is a Great Deal!!!

Love this local little gem and we’ve bought into the best deal and are batting 85% on the shows... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rockydogz1
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Sarasota, Florida
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Excellent Venue

This is a very impressive venue. We saw Smoky Joe's Cafe and I can't say enough about the quality... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mary K
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  • Excellent76%
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  • Average3%
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“main stage” (13 reviews)
“small town” (16 reviews)
“small theater” (10 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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing your positive feedback!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 15 January 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 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 14 January 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 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 12 January 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 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Shorter show than we expected but a great performance with a large cast, we would try to take in a show here if we visit again. A Christmas Carol runs right before Christmas every year, this was special since it was the 100th and final...More

Thank bulldog620
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Laurie C, Public Relations Manager at Venice Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Thank you for coming and enjoying the special night with us!

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

You will want to come and watch every show being shown on the big stage or the small stage. I love the small stage!!!

Thank Ronald T
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Marjorie C
28 January 2016|
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Response from Vince_the_Beard | Reviewed this property |
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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23 December 2015|
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Response from george d | Reviewed this property |
Seating is assigned not first come first serve.
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