Volunteers make Venice Theatre happen!

In 1950, a group of 41 volunteers joined together to form what was then known as Venice Little Theatre. Today, 1,500 volunteers donate 165,000 hours per year to make Venice Theatre the largest arts organization in south Sarasota County, as well as the largest community theatre per capita in the USA.

Even with all of our fabulous volunteers, we can use more help. Join us! Our needs this season include:

  • actors, singers and dancers of all ages and types (CLICK HERE to visit the audition page.)
  • running crew (working behind the scenes during the run of a show)
  • painters
  • stage managers (Training is provided.)
  • and more!

Interested in joining our volunteer force? Please fill out the form below.

Arts environments require risk, courage, vulnerability, and investment of our physical, emotional and intellectual selves.

Venice Theatre seeks to nurture spaces with strong safety nets that support that ethos without compromising a visceral and authentic experience for artists and audiences.

We believe that even in the absence of high-risk material, having pathways for response to unsafe conditions and harassment help to maintain the integrity of the work, its participants, and the organization.

House Rules will be provided to all volunteers and must be read and signed. Full Venice Theatre Operating Standards will also be available.

View 2023 House Rules