Mission Statement : Making a dramatic impact on all stages of life We exist to celebrate and nurture creative expression, to foster human communication and understanding, and to delight and challenge our audiences through theatre and the performing arts of the highest quality. The History of Venice Theatre : 1950 Venice Little Theatre (VLT) is formed by 40 volunteers. The theatre presents a three-show season in a converted hangar at Venice Airport. 2003-2004 With grants from local foundation and the City of Venice, VLT purchases adjacent building and parking lot for $750,000. Immediate effect is that off-site storage becomes on-site. VLT saves $13,000 per year in space rental. MainStage subscriptions increase 11% to 3,199, Stage II subscriptions increase 12% to 455. All fall shows in both theatres exceed aggressive cash budgets. 2008 Venice Little Theatre is selected to host the 2010 International Amateur Theatre Festival. Venice Little Theatre officially changes name - with unanimous board support - to Venice Theatre. We're not "little" anymore.