It has come to our attention that we have had confirmed ticket scalping events. We want to keep our patrons safe. Please only purchase tickets through this website. We can not guarantee your ticket if purchased from another website.
2023-24 COVID-19 INFORMATION
- If a patron or staff member tests positive for COVID, the Sarasota Department of Health recommends that they stay home for five days and are symptom-free (fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication) before they return to the VPAC. We cannot force people to isolate themselves.
- COVID will be treated like any other illness. If you are sick, you should stay home.
Florida Department of Health Sarasota County
Karen McCormack, Supervisor
Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 32101
The Venice Institute for Performing Arts (VIPA) has a mission to sustain the local arts community through innovative educational programs and inspire the local community with first-class entertainment. As the management company for the Venice Performing Arts Center, we work with all groups that use the space to produce, co-produce, manage, and coordinate over 200 events each season. VIPA has a $1.85 million dollar a year impact on the local economy, and this number grows each year as more and more people come to enjoy this beautiful facility. We are able to bring performing arts educational to more than 2,000 Sarasota County youth each season through our educational programs.
Performing Arts Organizations
The Venice Performing Arts Center was a joint project between the city of Venice and the Sarasota County School Board. VPAC is home to Venice High School’s Performing Arts Department and also hosts 3 Performing Arts Organizations. To read more about each of these organizations please follow the link to their pages below.
The Venice Chorale
The Venice Concert Band
Venice High School
The Venice Symphony
Beautifully situated on Venice Island, Florida! Kudos to the city leaders and community for their vision to invest in this architectural and cultural gem.
This is a civic treasure! The entire town should be excited about another performing arts venue; this only enhances our growing reputation for cultural awareness and support of the arts, and having many high school students involved in apprenticeships is a welcome addition! Go!
Beautiful and amazing! I can’t believe it took me this long to find VPAC, but it is an amazing theater and they have some great shows!
A Venice treasure with good seating and acoustics. Enjoy either first level or balcony seating.
Nice theatre. Friendly volunteers to help you to your seats.
Always a treat visiting!!! Professional and classy with a blast of fun, excitement, and great shows!!!
Beautiful. Handicap accessible. Plenty of seating area options for wheelchairs with chairs for others to sit together. Great sound system. Stage easily veiwed from every angle of seating.
HOW CAN YOU HELP
This is your venue. The VPAC was built with the intent to make Venice a place for recreation and the arts year round. Whether you want to volunteer to usher at shows, in the box office, or on special projects; or you want to become a donor, your support is vital to programming and educational opportunities here at the VPAC.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.