4th January 2013

Ch-Ch-Ch Changes

Venture Theatre is in the process of rebranding itself as The Green Room.  We will still be at 353 Main Ave in De Pere and we will still be your place for local comedy by continuing the Laugh Box Comedy Show and ComedyCity Improv.  As The Green Room we will be expanding our bar as well as be open more nights of the week; and, we will be adding fun new things to do like: painting parties, live music, game nights, live-band karaoke, trivia night.  All of this will be found at our new website: thegreenroomonline.com.  We are still in the process of building the site so please check it regularly.

27th December 2012

Ring in the New Year with Comedy City



Come and party with us this New Year’s Eve at one (or more) of three hilarious shows. All shows are full length, hour and a half shows, so pick the one that fits your schedule the best and come hang out for a funny holiday.

Monday, December 31, 2012 Showtimes:
 – Celebrate New Year’s with the Brazilians
9pm – Celebrate New Year’s with the Nova Scotians & Bolivians
11pm – Celebrate News Year’s with those crazy Americans

These are our most popular shows of the year and tend to sell out fast, so reservations are strongly recommended(be sure to select “2012 New Year’s Eve Shows” from the Product dropdown)

4th December 2012

Christmas Sing-a-long

You are invited to Venture Theatre’s annual Christmas Sing-a-long!
Sunday, December 16 at 7:00pm come sing your favorite Christmas carols and enjoy some holiday treats.

Adult tickets are $20 each
Children 18 & under are free
Save $1 off the price of admission for each non-persishable food item you donate.

All proceeds & food donations will go to a Paul’s Pantry in Green Bay.

Please RSVP at the Facebook Event.

24th September 2012

Green Bay Improv Festival every weekend in October

It’s ComedyCity vs. the World throughout the month of October at Venture Theatre in De Pere.  The inauguralGreen Bay Improv Festival will have improv comedy troupes from all over travelling here to face off against our own ComedyCity De Pere in a battle of wits and laughs.

• October 4-6:  Monkey Business Institute (Madison, WI)
• October 11-13:  ComedyWorx (Raleigh, NC)
• October 18-20: ImprovCity (Orange County, CA)
• October 25-27:  ComedySportz (Minneapolis, MN)

Every Thursday at 8pm will feature the Laugh Hole Comedy Show showcasing the talents of up-and-coming standup comedians from Northeast Wisconsin.  Please Note – Content may have strong language and mature themes, so keep the kids at home.  Unless you’re one of THOSE parents, then by all means bring the whole family.

ComedyCity and the visiting improv troupes will go head-to-head every Friday & Saturday at 7:30 & 9:30pm.  Like all ComedyCity shows, the Friday & Saturday shows are all ages and family-friendly.

Visit the GBIF Facebook page, like it and share with all your friends (and enemies too).

Call 920.983.0966 or click here to make reservations for any or all of the shows.

21st September 2012

The Hollands – September 21st

 The Hollands are seasoned concert performers, engaging audiences with their intimate merrymaking. They are a full-time internationally touring family based in the US via Australia with a knack for engaging audiences and rousing a sing-a long. They are 21st century nomadic travelers and frolic in the organic folk revival scene.

Described as a blend of Folk, Gypsy and Celtic, The Hollands feature husband and wife, Jana & Craig Holland, along with their son Banjo and their daughter Graciana. Combining her Midwestern folk roots and his Australian punk background, they create a sound uniquely their own… and live shows that are an experience.

Friday, September 21st
7:30 pm
Adults $10 in advance, $12 at the door
Students (with Student ID) $5 in advance, $8 at the door

30th August 2012

“Success Is Not An Option” – Sept. 14th

Mike Schmidt doesn’t want to be “That Guy” but sadly, he might not have a choice.

Every week on his brutally funny podcast, “The 40 Year Old Boy,” Mike fights a war between the man he is and the man he wants to be. Talking at the speed of his head, he tells stories of a life suspended somewhere between cautionary tale and cruel joke.

Now, Mike brings this verbal mosh pit to Venture Theatre for one night onstage. In a lifetime of bad decisions, let’s hope this doesn’t turn out to be his worst.

8:00pm Friday, September 14th
Tickets are $20 ($21.69 w/ fees)
Click here to purchase tickets through Brown Paper Tickets.
Snacks & Beverages available
353 Main Ave, Downtown De Pere
(enter around back from the parking lot)

11th June 2012

ComedyCity has moved to Venture Theatre

ComedyCity has relocated to Venture Theatre. The move is due to their previous home, The Sports Corner Bar & Grill, unexpectedly and abruptly closing its doors.

Arrangements have been made for ComedyCity to perform at Venture Theatre through the summer, and the search for a new, permanent home for the comedy troupe is underway. Anyone with a lead on a venue available Friday & Saturday nights that seats at least 60 can contact ComedyCity owner Mike Eserkaln. Eserkaln is also seeking people that may be interested in becoming financial investors in the troupe’s future plans as they embark on their next chapter.

Showtimes (7:30 & 9:30 pm every Friday & Saturday) and ticket prices ($12 for adults, and $10 for students, seniors and military personnel) will remain the same. All ComedyCity coupons and gift certificates will continue to be accepted for shows at Venture Theatre.

For reservation and show information, call 920-983-0966 or on the web at www.ComedyCityOnline.com.

ComedyCity is celebrating its 25th year of entertaining Northeast Wisconsin with their unique brand of family-friendly improvisational comedy. Venture Theatre has been producing original, locally written scripted plays and other entertainment since 2005.

28th September 2011

Venture Theatre is Making a Comeback!

Venture Theatre logo
You read that right… Venture Theatre is in the process of relaunching in De Pere. After a nearly two year hiatus, the original scripted plays that you’ve come to know and love are returning, along with plans for sketch comedy, stand up comedy, music and more.

More details will be coming soon. In the meantime, if you are interested in performing, writing, directing, stage managing, donating, volunteering or being involved in any other way, please contact Mike Yoder at venturetheatreonline@gmail.com or 920-412-7119.

12th May 2008

VentureScripts.com is live!


Have you seen a show at Venture Theatre and said to yourself, “Self, that would be a great show for my school, theatre group, church group, forensics competition or gaggle of random strangers to put on. I wonder where I can get my hands on the script.”

Well wonder no more. www.VentureScripts.com has many of the shows you’ve come to know and love from the Venture stage (and even some you haven’t seen). And more will be added as they come available.

All of the scripts available are written by professional writers, and most are available under the Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. That means you get the entire script immediately, for free. Others are available at a very reasonable cost. All files are unprotected PDF – so you can print them out as you need them.

Some are full-length plays and others are shorter sketches. Some are funny. Some are dramatic. You get the point. Check out www.VentureScripts.com today.