AACT's International Festival: June 18-23, 2018
German entry photo Enjoy a world-wide, week-long community theatre festival,
June 18-23, on Florida’s beautiful southwest coast

You’ll spend the week delighting in performances from around the globe, learning new skills at a variety of workshops, and becoming life-long friends with other theatre lovers from around the world. aactWorldFest is sponsored by AACT and held at Florida's Venice Theatre.

Photo: Request Stop by Harold Pinter produced by The Wild Bunch from Berlin, Germany. 

Register Airline Discounts Festival Hotels
Festival Schedule Workshops Adjudicators
Community Theatre Management Conference
(June 17-19, 2018, prior to aactWorldFest 2018)
  Youth Leadership Conference
(held in conjunction with aactWorldFest 2018)


Theatre Troupes Committed to Perform

Armenia Thumbelina, Yerevan State Puppet Theatre
Australia, Monochrome, Lieder Theatre Company
Chile Pichanga, Corredor Latinoamericano de Teatro
Germany Request Stop, The Wild Bunch, Berlin 
Israel One of a Kind, The Yoram LoewenStein Performing Arts Studio, Tel Aviv
Israel Vital Signs, Galgal Group

Italy Michelangelo da Caravaggio, Maner Manush
Nepal Bakash, The Khwapkimi Art Institution, Nepal
Poland The Stone of Patience, Zapadnia Theatre
United Kingdom Bump!, The Scrambled Egg Theatre Company
United States of America The Addams Family, Act 1, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Tacoma, Washington
United States of America Spirit & Sworded Treks, Theatre Esprit Asia, Aurora, Colorado
  • Productions listed are currently scheduled; all performances are subject to change.
  • Opportunities: Lori Chase, Coordinator for aactWorldFest 2018, is currently recruiting more productions, event sponsors, workshop leaders, and vendors to participate in this exciting event. Please contact her if you’d like to participate at lorichase@venicetheatre.net.
Festival Schedule

Six event-filled days, including performances, workshops, parties and much more. Just south of Sarasota along Florida’s white-sanded Gulf Coast, Venice offers 14 miles of beaches and its downtown is graced by northern Italian architecture and beautifully landscaped boulevards.

Click here for Master Schedule

Click here for Updated Performance Schedule


Surrounding the performances, aactWorldFest offers a variety of workshops, and Master Classes.

Click here for aactWorldFest Workshops

Festival Hotels

Ramada Venice HotelRamada Venice Hotel Venezia is the official festival hotel.
This beautifully appointed facility is just a mile from the theatre. Venice Theatre “make-a-wish drivers will provide shuttle service all day and evening.
Festival Rates: Single: $105 Suite: $135 • Click here to book now.
Phone: (941) 308-7700
Book by May 15, 2018 for Festival Rates

The secondary hotel is the Fairfield Inn & Suites
Just off I-75, Fairfield Inn & Suites is 4.5 miles from the theatre. Shuttle service is available.
Festival Rates: Single: $104 Suite: $114
Phone: (941) 488-4343
Book by May 28, 2018 for Festival Rates

To receive the festival rate at either hotel, just mention aactWorldFest when making your reservation.

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Airline Discounts

Use these codes to receive special discounts when making your airline reservations:
Delta - NMRSQ
United - ZEYR613058

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