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Jul 31
Derrick Ford

Recovery Idol

Aug 1
Feet of Faith Dance Company

Dance Recital

Aug 27
Dead Bards of Philadelphia

Dead Bards Poetry Open Mic

Sep 24
Dead Bards of Philadelphia

Dead Bards Poetry Open Mic

Oct 3
Grounded Theatre Company

Anansi & Br'er Rabbit

Oct 16 to Oct 18
Oct 23 to Oct 24
Ash Theatre Company

Fall Musical

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Venice Island From a Distance is a virtual conversation series where we dive into topics such as race, culture, and the role of art in today's world.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Out of an abundance of safety and concern, and in order to put on the best show possible, we have decided to move the Mike Masse concert to July 17th, 2021.All tickets bought for his 2020 show will be honored for 2021, but if you would like a refund for any reason please reach out to

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. - VI Staff 

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Venice Island is a community based performing art center whose mission is to increase the breadth, quality and diversity of creative opportunities for Philadelphians of all backgrounds. We strive to be an artistic home for renters and collaborators from the Black community and all others who represent the glorious multi-ethnic populations of the City in which we all live. The fear and pain that these communities are experiencing have caused us to think very deeply about the role of arts in society today.  

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Venice Island is a public private partnership that does not function without the help from members of the Manayunk community and beyond. Please fill out a quick survey and we'll respond with the best way that you can help.

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Venice Island able to provide low to no cost programming opportunities to youth and families, as well as a very competitively priced theatre and recreation space. Your financial support will go a long way to ensure that Venice Island will continue to provide these great services and achieve our mission.