Loading Events

← Back to Events

Venice Performing Arts Center

+ Google Map
1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
(941) 218 3779

November 2019

The Venice Institute for Performing Arts Presents The Venice Symphony Chamber Series: Season Preview

November 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
+ Google Map
$22

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 at 2:00pm Tickets: $22 Please join The Venice Institute for Performing Arts and The Venice Symphony for a brand new Chamber Series in the lobby of the VPAC! Spend your Saturday afternoon enjoying music and stories as told by professional musicians in an intimate setting. Save $10 when you purchase tickets to all five chamber series events!

Find out more »

December 2019

Holiday Treasures

December 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
+ Google Map
$12

Monday, December 2nd 2019 at 7:00pm The Venice Concert Band December is such a wonderful time of year and what a variety of music we have to celebrate the joy of this season!  The December concert will be filled with your holiday favorites – some with a new twist!

Find out more »

Madrigal Yultide Feaste

December 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
+ Google Map
$25
Madrigal Yultide Feaste

Friday, December 6th, 2019 at 7:00pm Saturday, December 7th, 2019 at 2:00pm & 7:00pm Tickets:$25 The King and Queen request your presence at our annual VHS Chorus Madrigal Yuletide Feaste. Enjoy a themed meal in the castle (a.k.a. the VHS cafeteria) served by our serfs and wenches. The Kings Court will entertain you with song, dance and holiday cheer. After your meal, we transition to the VPAC for a delightful choral concert. Come take a peek back in time in…

Find out more »

Holiday Pops with Brass

December 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
+ Google Map
$5 – $25
Holiday Pops

Sunday, December 8, 2019 7:00PM Tickets: $5 - $25 Come celebrate the holiday season with The Venice Chorale! They will be performing holiday favorites with a lively brass band. Fun for the whole family! The Venice Chorale Youth Chorus and High School Apprentices will also be performing.

Find out more »

The Nutcracker

December 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
+ Google Map
$28 – $66

Saturday, December 14th at 2PM and 7PM Sunday, December 15th at 2PM Tickets: $28 - $66 VIP tickets to the Saturday Night reception are $81       The Sarasota Cuban Ballet School's - The Nutcracker Featuring The Venice Symphony Returning for the third year, the Sarasota Cuban Ballet brings their stunning production to the VPAC for three performances. Accompanied by 26 musicians from The Venice Symphony with guest conductor Joseph Caulkins, and a brand new set, these pre-professional performers will…

Find out more »

VHS Winter Concerts

December 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
+ Google Map
Free
VHS Winter Concert

Tuesday, December 10th at 7:00pm - VHS Orchestra Thursday, December 12th at 7:00pm - VHS Guitars and Keyboards Tuesday, December 17th at 7:00pm - VHS Band Concert Thursday, December 19th at 7:00pm - VHS Choir Tickets: FREE Join the VHS Performing Arts Department for their free end of semester concerts.

Find out more »

A Very Merry Holiday Pops

December 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
+ Google Map
$27 – $51

Friday, December 20th, 2019 at 7:30pm Saturday, December 21st, 2019 at 3:30pm & 7:30pm The Venice Symphony Join The Venice Symphony for our traditional concert with a holiday twist as we present yuletide classics like Deck the Hall and Carol of the Bells with music from holiday film favorites “Home Alone” and “Polar Express.” We are thrilled to welcome Sarasota’s Key Chorale as our special guest.

Find out more »

Decades Rewind

December 31, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
+ Google Map
$25 – $60
Decades Rewind

Tuesday, December 31st at 2PM and 7PM Tickets: $25 - $60 Rock your way into the next Decade with Decades Rewind! Join us for this special New Year's Eve production of this fan favorite. With music from the 50's, 60's, and 70's in the afternoon and 70's, 80's and 90's at night, you can celebrate the new decade all day long! It's not just the music, it's memories as we journey back in time with Decades Rewind.

Find out more »

January 2020

Cosmic Convergence

January 10 @ 7:30 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
+ Google Map
$27 – $51

Friday, January 10th, 2020 at 7:30pm Saturday, January 11th, 2020 at 3:30pm & 7:30pm The Venice Symphony The stars will align as you take a cosmic journey with Troy Quinn and The Venice Symphony. You’ll hear music from Star Trek and Star Wars and Gustav Holst’s Jupiter from The Planets. The concert concludes with Dvorak’s beloved New World Symphony. Video images will guide you on this out of this world! concert.

Find out more »

The Reflections

January 16 @ 7:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
+ Google Map
$27 – $56
The Reflections

Thursday January 16, 2020, at 7:00pm Tickets: $27 - $56 Opening Act: Sarasota's very own RALLO PUCCI LIVE! The Reflections made history in 1964 with their song “Just Like Romeo and Juliet”, elbowing its way to Billboard’s #1 R&B and #6 Pop in an era where the British invasion was dominating both the charts and the airwaves. Now the reflections bring their tremendous vocal ability to the Venice Performing Arts Center Stage. Terry Stewart, President of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame…

Find out more »

The Venice Institute for Performing Arts Presents The Venice Symphony Chamber Series: Brass Quintet

January 18 @ 2:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
+ Google Map
$22
Brass Quintet

Saturday, January 18th, 2020 at 2:00pm Tickets: $22 Please join The Venice Institute for Performing Arts and The Venice Symphony for a brand new Chamber Series in the lobby of the VPAC! Spend your Saturday afternoon enjoying music and stories as told by professional musicians in an intimate setting. Save $10 when you purchase tickets to all five chamber series events!

Find out more »

Cash, Killer, and the King

January 18 @ 7:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
+ Google Map
$25 – $60
Cash, Killer, and The King

Saturday, January 18th at 7PM Tickets: $25 - $60 Join us for a Red Hot Rock-n-Roll Tribute to Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis & Elvis Presley for a night you’ll never forget. We’ll explore their shared Memphis roots, celebrate their early success, and marvel in the music of these Rock & Roll legends.

Find out more »

Carousel of Music

January 20 @ 7:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
+ Google Map
$12

Monday, January 20th, 2020 at 7:00pm The Venice Concert Band Hop of the carousel as the Venice Concert Band takes you around the world with music from many different countries!  You will visit Cuba, England, Finland, and other countries on this musical tour.

Find out more »

Broadway Boys

January 24 @ 7:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
+ Google Map
$25 – $60
Broadway Boys_SOLD OUT

Friday, January 24th at 7PM Tickets: $25 - $60 SOLD OUT! The Broadway Boys is a collection of Broadway's finest male singers. By adding elements of pop/funk/gospel/jazz to traditional show tunes, The Broadway Boys have redefined the musical theater genre. The Broadway Boys represent such shows as HAMILTON, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, JERSEY BOYS, WICKED, MAMMA MIA, THE BOOK OF MORMON, LES MISERABLES, THE LION KING and many more. Artistic Director: NAACP Award Nominee Jesse Nager Director: Tony and Grammy Award Winner Billy Porter Music…

Find out more »

Glen Miller on Film

January 26 @ 7:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
+ Google Map
$35 – $45
The Toronto All-Star Band

Sunday, January 26th, 2020 at 7:00pm Tickets: $35-$45 The Toronto All-Star Big Band Presents Glen Miller on Film A Concert dedicated to the genius of Glenn Miller with songs performed in the films Sun Valley Serenade and Orchestra Wives and tunes from the Glenn Miller Story starring Jimmy Stewart as Glenn Miller. The Toronto Big Band will capture the Glenn Miller sound at its absolute peak of popularity with hits like Moonlight Serenade, In the Mood, Chattanooga Choo Choo and many…

Find out more »

Dick Hyman’s Movie Music

January 30 @ 7:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
+ Google Map
$28 – $66
Movie Music

Featuring Ken Peplowski and Clairdee Thursday, January 30th at 7PM Tickets: $28 - $66 This dynamic trio of internationally acclaimed performers returns to the VPAC stage after “Playing the Posters” with us in February. This season’s performance will feature music from the many movies for which Mr. Hyman served as music director/composer. His long-standing relationship with Woody Allen led to his scoring such films as Hannah and Her Sisters and Zelig, as well as other films such as Moonstruck, often…

Find out more »

The Beatles Weren’t Really So Great…Or Were They?

January 31 @ 7:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
+ Google Map
$10
the beatles

Friday, January 31st, 2020, at 7:00pm Tickets: $10, General admission Beatles Vs Stones ticket holders and VIPA Members may call or come in to the box office to receive $5 tickets to this lecture. The Beatles Weren't Really So Great...Or Were They? Educational Lecture Presented by David L. Glass The Beatles influenced everything from lifestyles to hairstyles and politics.  But what about the music itself? Has it stood the test of time? Through the use of recorded and live musical examples…

Find out more »

February 2020

The Venice Institute for Performing Arts Presents The Venice Symphony Chamber Series: String Quartet

February 1 @ 2:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
+ Google Map
$22
String Quartet

Saturday, February 1st, 2020 at 2:00pm Tickets: $22 Please join The Venice Institute for Performing Arts and The Venice Symphony for a brand new Chamber Series in the lobby of the VPAC! Spend your Saturday afternoon enjoying music and stories as told by professional musicians in an intimate setting. Save $10 when you purchase tickets to all five chamber series events!

Find out more »

The Beatles vs The Stones: The Greatest Show That Never Was

February 1 @ 7:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
+ Google Map
$28 – $66

Saturday, February 1st at 7PM Tickets: $28 - $66 SOLD OUT The story of the infamous rivalry between the two greatest bands of the rock & roll era comes alive on stage! This thrill-ride of a show is comprised of six alternating mini-sets of the greatest hits on earth—the soundtrack to the lives of millions of people around the world. In the end, the audience will decide who wins- The Beatles or The Stones?

Find out more »

The Limeliters And The Brothers Four

February 4 @ 7:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
+ Google Map
$25 – $60
Limelights Brothers Four

Tuesday, February 4th at 7PM Tickets: $25 - $60 Two legendary folk bands come together in this exciting performance. We start the evening with The Limeliters- who have entertained standing-room-only crowds with their incredible musical talent and zany sense of humor for over 50 years. The second half of the performance brings us the smooth, musical sounds of The Brothers Four and their pioneering "folk revival" style music. Coming together to end the show, these two bands will bring you…

Find out more »

Shaken Not Stirred: The Music of James Bond

February 7 @ 7:30 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
+ Google Map
$27 – $51

Friday, February 7th, 2020 at 7:30pm Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at 3:30pm & 7:30pm The Venice Symphony Join The Venice Symphony as we shake (not stir) things up with some of the greatest music written for the screen from Oscar-winning composers John Barry, Marvin Hamlisch, Bill Conti and Adele and more.  Dress up to pose for a photo with 007 and bring a friend, because this concert shouldn’t be “For Your Eyes (and ears) Only.”

Find out more »

We Shall Overcome

February 9 @ 7:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
+ Google Map
$5 – $25

Sunday, February 9, 2020 7:00PM Tickets: $5 - $25 The Venice Chorale performs songs of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Throughout history, prayers for a better life, protests for justice, and celebrations of life’s victories have been expressed through song. We Shall Overcome will feature pieces that do all three. The Venice Chorale Youth Chorus and High School Apprentice Choir will also be performing.

Find out more »

A Charlie Chaplin Double Feature: A Dog’s Life (1918) and The Kid (1921)

February 11 @ 7:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
+ Google Map
$12 – $18
Charlie Chaplin Double Feature

Tuesday, February 11th at 7PM Tickets: $12 - $18 Featuring photoplay organist, Jay Warren Come back in time as we experience Charlie Chaplin as he was first seen on the big screen- with a live organist! We will start the evening with A Dog's Life. This heartwarming short film stars Mr. Chaplin and the dog, Scraps, as he helps Mr. Chaplin towards a better life. We'll continue the evening with Charlie Chaplin's first full-length feature film, The Kid, on the…

Find out more »

Peter Pan and Cinderella: On Ice

February 15 @ 2:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
+ Google Map
$26 – $85
Peter Pan and Friends On Ice

Saturday, February 15th at 2:00pm Tickets: $26 - $85 From ICE entertainment A magical journey awaits! Join Peter, all of his friends & enemies as they travel through Neverland. Exciting encounters and daring adventures await as the characters glide and spin across the stage. Pack your bags for an adventure to Neverland like never before! VIPA is proud to partner with area agencies to bring awareness to children in foster care and will be hosting a pajama drive for The Twig, a…

Find out more »

Gershwin… With A TWIST!

February 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
+ Google Map
$25 – $60
Gershwin With A Twist

Sunday, February 16th at 3PM Tickets: $25 - $60 Starring celebrated pianist Brian Gurl, vocalist Michele Pruyn, and their dynamic jazz / crossover band. Brian returns to the VPAC after a successful performance of Moscow Meets Manhattan in 2017. Experience the music of George Gershwin like you’ve never heard it before! From Ragtime to Reggae, Broadway to Doo Wop and Rhapsody In Blue to Rap, this exciting and innovative production reaches across the generations. A unique highlight will be several…

Find out more »
+ Export Events