Box Office Information
There are currently three ways to purchase tickets
- By emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- By calling 941-488-1115.
We are not open for walk-up sales.
No matter how you purchase, there are no additional fees.
We do not hold tickets without payment.
We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. When purchasing you will be asked for your credit or debit card information.
PLEASE NOTE: When entering your credit card number, do not use dashes or spaces.
We do not store your card information unless you ask us to. If you would like us to keep a card on file, our software uses a technical process called tokenization. That means the software does not store your actual credit card numbers: it stores a non-identifiable set of electronic digits (a “passcode” or “token”) that grants access to a secure encrypted version of the credit card info.
How do I get my tickets?
During renovations, tickets are only available for pick up at will call (the ticket pick-up table in the lobby) one hour before performances begin. If you purchased a season subscription, all of your tickets will be available for pick up at your first show of the season.
You may exchange your seats for another performance of equal value. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our exchange fees have been waived.
Typically, exchanges must be made 48 hours prior to the performance time, but currently, you do not need to give advance notice if you are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms.
We have two stages
- The Jervey Theatre (432-seat main stage)
- The Yvonne Pinkerton Theatre (90-seat black box).
Both stages are located in the same building, but they have different types of seating.
Seating in The Jervey Theatre
The Jervey Theatre is our larger theatre. It seats 432 people.
The floor level has 13 rows. There is also a 3-row balcony. This may sound big, but all of the seats are still within 50 feet of the stage.
When you purchase seats for a production appearing in The Jervey Theatre, you choose your seats at the time of purchase.
Notes on handicapped-accessible seating:
- F13 and F15 are reserved for wheelchairs.
- Seats B1, B3, B2, B4, AA101, AA102, AA127 and AA128 can be removed for standard-sized wheelchair accessibility. Please call ahead of time to notify the Box Office if you need this service.
- Seats D11, D12, N1 and N2 are wheelchair transferable.
Seating in The Pinkerton Theatre
The Yvonne Pinkerton Theatre is our smaller theatre. It seats 90 people.
The Pinkerton is a black box theatre. The seating arrangement changes according to the set design of each production.
Seating in The Pinkerton Theatre is therefore general admission. In other words, seating is first-come-first-serve.
Lobby doors open one hour before the performance time. Doors to the theatre itself open for seating 30 minutes before the performance time.
To reserve handicapped-accessible seating in The Pinkerton, please contact the box office.
The perfect gift option!
Gift certificates allow the recipient to book any show OR CLASS at Venice Theatre—plus, they do not expire!
Gift certificates are available for purchase online by clicking below.
Check the fine print!
We sometimes place coupons in publications such as the Sarasota Magazine Arts Book and neighborhood directories. These buy-one-get-one coupons apply to Venice Theatre in-house productions only. Coupons are not accepted for concerts or special events.
The coupons do have black-out dates when they cannot be used. These dates apply to the date of the performance—not the date of your purchase. Please check your coupon carefully for these dates.
Our coupons in this season’s neighborhood directories are valid from 4/10/2022 thru 9/30/2022.
A note to our non-profit friends:
Due to lost ticket revenue during the pandemic, we are not able to donate tickets to fundraising events at this time. Thank you for your understanding.