Venice Theatre. Photo Credit: Heather Young

Venice Theatre takes top bill for 2014 aactWorldFest

From June 16 to the 21, Venice Theatre hosts performances, parties, workshops and much more during the 2014 aactWorldFest.

This year, from June 16 to the 21, Venice, Fl., is playing no small cameo to the international community theatre stage.

In just a few short days, the theatre will be packed with visitors from all over attending the aactWorldFest -- an international community theatre festival bustling with performances, workshops and social events. Area residents are encouraged to attend as well. Here's a breakdown of some of the ticketed opportunities:

Ticketing Info

  • MainStage registration: $235 -- this includes access to show, workshops and parties.
  • Commedia dell'Arte show: $20 -- a show presented by Italy and the United States
  • Ticket blocks: $20-$30 -- blocks include two to three shows
  • Master Class conducted by Tony Award Winner, Ben Vereen: $50

For more information, registration and ticket purchasing check out or cal 941-488-1115.

Not Venice's First aactWorldFest

This isn't the first time Venice has had top billing for the aactWorldFest. Venice also hosted the event in 2010, at that time called the international community theatre festival. That event was so well received by attendees, critics, performance troupes, volunteers and the leadership that Venice Theatre was invited for an encore performance.

Worldwide Talent

This year's schedule will showcase work of troupes from Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Latvia, New Zealand, South Africa, Togo, and Greenville, MS, USA. Most of the productions will be performed in the country's native language in styles of comedy, drama, opera, puppetry and much more.