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Updates

Thursday, June 22, 2017

We have been very busy over here the past few months! We successfully produced our first short theatre festival for our in house theatre company, The Shoe Box Company. And we're now gearing up for our first installation in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in September! We will be putting together a devised piece called "Wild." Our cast is set and diligently working towards crafting something really special.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

We hope everybody had a safe and productive holiday season! Venice Island is excited to be ringing in the new year with some of our exciting endeavors:

Venice Island's "Shoebox Company Short Theatre Festival"  

"If you have a short theatre piece to share, or an idea for a short theatre piece that has not yet come to fruition, submit for a spot in the 2017 Shoe Box Theatre Festival! You may be wondering if you should bother submitting your weird idea, and the answer is an emphatic yes.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Our friends over at the Philadelphia Water Department have just uploaded a really interesting article and video, highlighting some of the recent temporary art installments down on Venice Island.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Young Performers Theatre Camp had eight performances from four camp groups in summer 2015. Our musical theater senior camp, made up of our 15 to 18 year olds, performed Elton John's Aida. Our Teen camp, made up of 13 & 14 year olds performed Cole Porter's Anything Goes. Our Junior camp, made up of 9 to 12 year olds performed Disney's 101 Dalmations. Lastly, our 120-member 9 to 18 year old dance camp all of whom performed jazz, modern, ballet & tap wowwed a packed house.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Percent for Art Program of the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy commissions exceptional and enduring works of site-specific public art by renowned and emerging artists for City buildings and public spaces. Philadelphia’s public art collection is recognized as the largest and most remarkable in the world.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Not only did Venice Island open in October 2014, it had its first opening in 1960, as a  playground and pool. Check out our slideshow of the event.