Please note that dates for all summer activities are subject to change.

Learning is a process; it never ends.

Such is the approach for Venice Theatre’s education programs. We offer a “no shortcuts,” high-quality theatre training program with top-notch, caring instructors. We also offer classes, camps and workshops that are fun for all involved.

Graduates of our program are currently working in the theatre field as professional actors and technicians. And they’re studying across the U.S. in prestigious theatre programs. Our graduates are also teachers, medical students, and emerging writers.  All of them one will tell you that their theatre training–the problem-solving, the collaboration, the public presence–helped them grow in their careers. Each one will tell you that Venice Theatre classes and camps afforded them some of the most fun they’ve ever had.

Whatever career young people pursue as adults, they will be more successful as a result of our arts education programs. They will be more creative, more disciplined, more conscientious…and more fun to be around.

We are also so proud of our adult students who keep pursuing new opportunities. They truly understand that learning never ends.

So, whether you’re in kindergarten or a retiree looking to brush up on your theatre history or start a new stand-up career, Venice Theatre is ready to make a dramatic impact on your life!

Murray Chase, Producing Executive Director
Sandy Davisson, Director of Education & Outreach

Summer Open House

Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 10:30 – Noon in the theatre lobby. Meet teachers, learn more about classes, register, take care of everything that day! DATE SUBJECT TO CHANGE,

Early bird discounts

The deadline for summer early bird discounts is April 24, 2020, except Theatre Extravaganza for grades 1-2 is July 6, 2020. Use the code EBVTSU20 to get your discount.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for those who qualify. This summer’s deadline is May 12, 2020, but may be extended due to COVID-19. We are still accepting applications, but due to COVID-19, processing and granting of scholarships may be delayed. How to apply for a scholarship.

Saturday Classes

In order to attend a Saturday class, you must be registered and confirmed with the office the Friday before.

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Registration Notes

  • Summer Open House: Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 10:30 – Noon in the theatre lobby. Join us for refreshments, meet teachers, learn more about classes, register, take care of everything that day! DATE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
  • Early bird discounts: The deadline for summer early bird discounts is April 24, 2020. Use the code EBVTSU20 to get your discount.
  • Click “read more” for information about instructors and more details.
  • Questions? Please email kellyduyn@venicetheatre.net. If you don’t have email, call 941-486-8679 and leave a message. Someone will return your call as soon as possible.

Musical Theatre Experience "Getting to Know ... Once Upon a Mattress"

Ages:

JUN 8 - JUL 19

Instructors: Kelly Duyn, William Coleman, Becky Holahan, Ric Goodwin

An exciting opportunity to perform in a fully-produced musical on the main stage in The Jervey Theatre! This 6-week experience is designed for actors, singers, and dancers of all levels going into grades 4 through 12. In addition to rehearsing and mounting their production, students will help create some of the technical elements of the show. This musical theatre intensive will take students from auditions through a 5-show run.

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Registration Notes

  • Summer Open House: Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 10:30 – Noon in the theatre lobby. Join us for refreshments, meet teachers, learn more about classes, register, take care of everything that day! DATE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
  • Early bird discounts: The deadline for summer early bird discounts is April 24, 2020. Use the code EBVTSU20 to get your discount.
  • Click “read more” for information about instructors and more details.
  • Questions? Please email sandydavisson@venicetheatre.net. If you don’t have email, call 941-486-8679, x 224 and leave a message. Sandy will return your call as soon as possible.

Auditions for SummerStock "Jekyll & Hyde"

Ages:

APRIL 30 - AUDITION VIDEO SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE

Instructors: Brad Wages, Peter Madpak

UPDATE: Due to the COV9D-19 pandemic, the in-person auditions on Apr 11, 2020 have been canceled. We are accepting video submissions through April 30, 2020. In-person call backs will be held in May.  VT SummerStock is a high-energy musical theatre “boot camp” geared to high school and college students planning to move into the world of professional theatre. If you want training by professionals to professional standards, SummerStock is for you! Acceptance into this tuition-based program is by audition. 

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Registration Notes

  • Summer Open House: Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 10:30 – Noon in the theatre lobby. Join us for refreshments, meet teachers, learn more about classes, register, take care of everything that day!
  • Early bird discounts: The early bird discount deadline for Theatre Extravaganza for grades 1-2 is July 6, 2020. Use the code EBVTSU20 to get your discount.
  • Click “read more” for information about instructors and more details.
  • Questions? Please email kellyduyn@venicetheatre.net. If you don’t have email, call 941-486-8679 and leave a message. Someone will return your call as soon as possible.

Registration Notes

  • Summer Open House: Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 10:30 – Noon in the theatre lobby. Join us for refreshments, meet teachers, learn more about classes, register, take care of everything that day!
  • Early bird discounts: The deadline for summer early bird discounts is April 24, 2020. Use the code EBVTSU20 to get your discount.
  • Click “read more” for information about instructors and more details.
  • Questions? Please email kellyduyn@venicetheatre.net. If you don’t have email, call 941-486-8679 and leave a message. Someone will return your call as soon as possible.

Registration Notes

  • Summer Open House: Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 10:30 – Noon in the theatre lobby. Join us for refreshments, meet teachers, learn more about classes, register, take care of everything that day!
  • Early bird discounts: The deadline for summer early bird discounts is April 24, 2020. Use the code EBVTSU20 to get your discount.
  • Click “read more” for information about instructors and more details.
  • Questions? Please email kellyduyn@venicetheatre.net. If you don’t have email, call 941-486-8679 and leave a message. Someone will return your call as soon as possible.

Registration Notes

  • Early bird discounts: The deadline for summer early bird discounts is April 24, 2020. Use the code EBVTSU20 to get your discount.
  • Saturday classes: In order to attend a Saturday class, you must be registered with the office the Friday before.
  • Click “read more” for information about instructors and more details.
  • Questions? Please email kellyduyn@venicetheatre.net. If you don’t have email, call 941-486-8679 and leave a message. Someone will return your call as soon as possible.