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General

Q: Where is the Venice Performing Arts Center (VPAC)?

A: We are located at 1 Indian Avenue on the island of Venice, Florida, adjacent to the campus of Venice High School.

Directions:

Driving north on I-75: Take exit 193. Turn left onto Jacaranda Boulevard and drive towards the traffic circle. Take the west exit off of the traffic circle onto Venice Avenue and continue towards Historic Downtown Venice. Turn left onto Tamiami Trail. At the intersection of Tamiami Trail and Indian Avenue, turn left onto Indian Avenue. Turn left onto Bahama Street, and our parking lot is located off of Bahama Street.

Driving south on I-75: Take exit 193. Turn right onto Jacaranda Boulevard and drive towards the traffic circle. Take the west exit off of the traffic circle onto Venice Avenue and continue towards Historic Downtown Venice. Turn left onto Tamiami Trail. At the intersection of Tamiami Trail and Indian Avenue, turn left onto Indian Avenue. Turn left onto Bahama Street, and our parking lot is located off of Bahama Street.

Q: When attending a show at the VPAC, is there a dress code that needs to be followed?

A: VPAC does not enforce a specific dress code, but most of our patrons typically wear semi-formal attire.

Q: Are cameras permitted?

A: VPAC does not permit flash photography, but you are otherwise welcome to take pictures. We do encourage you to enjoy the show through your own eyes rather than a camera lens! Camera use is forbidden at some performances.

Q: Does VPAC offer tours?

A: Not typically. However, if you are a reporter or are interested in holding an event at VPAC, contact our box office, and we might be able to work out a time for you to take a look at VPAC.

Q: How can I volunteer with VPAC?

A: Volunteer information is available under the “Volunteer Info” tab on our website. You may also contact our volunteer coordinator at vpacvolunteers@gmail.com.

Q: What is this “VIP Sustaining Members” program I keep hearing about?

A: A VPAC VIP Sustaining Membership starts at $150 per patron per season. VIP Sustaining Membership gives patrons access to an exclusive Members’ Lounge at VPAC performances, name listing on the VPAC website, invitations to special events, and backstage opportunities at VPAC shows. Please visit the VPAC box office to register as a VIP Sustaining Member.

Q: How can I purchase a brick in the VPAC courtyard?

A: Our Buy-A-Brick program starts at a base price of $175, with the price of the brick increasing depending on location of the brick and the amount of text on the brick. Look at our “Buy-A-Brick” page on our website or stop by the VPAC box office to pick up a purchase form.

Box Office

Q: How can I purchase tickets for VPAC events?

A: Tickets are available online at our website, veniceperformingartscenter.com, or through the VPAC box office by phone at (941) 480-3191 or in person. *Each ticket includes a small service fee that is not posted with the ticket price. **Tickets for Venice Concert Band performances are only available at the VPAC at 1 P.M. on the day of the show. Limited tickets are available, and a line is typically formed prior to our doors opening. VCB tickets are otherwise sold exclusively by their box office at (941) 480-1704. ***Venice Symphony tickets are sold exclusively by their box office at (941) 207-8822.

Q: What do I do if I lose my tickets, or if they are stolen?

A: If your tickets are lost or stolen, please call the VPAC box office at 941.218.3779 with your confirmation number, and we will reprint your tickets and hold them at the box office for pick up at your convenience.

Q: Does VPAC offer any ticket discounts?

A: Many of our events are FREE to the public. However, discounts vary for each performance. We often have group discounts and student pricing available. Just ask the VPAC box office when purchasing your tickets.

Parking

Q: Where do I park at the VPAC?

A: Our parking lot is located off of Bahama Street in front of the VPAC.

Q: Is handicap parking available?

A: Yes, but only for drivers with a valid handicap placard.

Q: Do I have to pay for parking?

A: No. At some events, valet parking is available for a fee, but it is not required that you use valet parking.

Seating

Q: Are there “good” seats versus “bad” seats at the VPAC?

A: No! We want all VPAC patrons to know that every seat in the house is GREAT! Our orchestra seating is positioned on an incline, so no seat is better than the next, and the only difference between the quality of our balcony and orchestra seating is the fact that the balcony seats are elevated about 20 feet.

Q: Do you have wheelchair-accessible seating available?

A: Yes. Wheelchair-accessible seating is available on both levels of the auditorium. There is an elevator available for your use to reach balcony seating. If you would like to purchase a wheelchair-accessible seat, please notify the sales representative when purchasing your tickets.

Q: I have an even-numbered seat. Where do I go once I arrive at the VPAC?

A: On both levels of the auditorium, even-numbered seats are located to the right when looking at the stage. Enter through the right house (auditorium) doors from the lobby, and an usher will guide you to your seat.

Q: I have an odd-numbered seat. Where do I go once I arrive at the VPAC?

A: On both levels of the auditorium, odd-numbered seats are located to the left when looking at the stage. Enter through the left house (auditorium) doors from the lobby, and an usher will guide you to your seat.

Q: My seat number is a three-digit 100 number. Where do I go once I arrive at the VPAC?

A: Seats in the 100’s are located in the center orchestra and center balcony areas. Enter through any house (auditorium) door, and an usher will guide you to your seat.