David Venn is an Australian theatre and events producer. David formed David Venn Enterprises (DVE) to create performing and employment opportunities for local creatives, and to present high quality experiences for Australian audiences.
Holding a Bachelor of Performing Arts – Drama and Theatre Studies, David Venn has worked professionally in the entertainment industry in a range of producing, directing, design and event management roles. Mediums include theatre, live arena spectaculars, major outdoor festivals and parades, conferences, award ceremonies, interactive experiences and marketing and PR stunts.
In 2018, DVE produced the professional Australian premiere of Bring It On The Musical which played to sold out audiences in Melbourne. This was followed with a national Australian tour in 2019. In the same year the company produced the professional premiere of the Off-Broadway musical 50 Shades! The Musical Parody. This show will embark on a national tour in 2020.
David also recently worked as a live entertainment producer for the Australian Open in Rod Laver Arena.
“David Venn should be applauded for putting together such an accomplished production of a complicated show” – Arts Hub
Previously, David was the Event Producer for the Entertainment Store – A TEG Company, one of Australasia’s leading family entertainment groups representing leading brands including The Walt Disney Company, Mattel, Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Cartoon Network, BBC, Sesame Workshop and Entertainment One.
In this role he produced and managed relationships for many large scale events and immersive experiences including The City Of Melbourne Santa’s Grand Arrival, The Australian Formula One Grand Prix and Disney Special events across Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
David is also the co-owner of Stage Masters, dedicated to creating theatre experiences that educate and promote the art form to young aspiring performers. Production credits include 13 – A New Musical, 13 – A New Musical: Return Season, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, High School Musical, Into The Woods: Junior, Disney’s Camp Rock: The Musical, Xanadu Junior, Footloose The Musical, Bring It On The Musical, High School Musical 2 Jr and Fame The Musical.
In his spare time, David is the Director of Melbourne Gang Show. The not for profit Performing Arts unit of Scouts Australia. In this role, he leads a cast of 140 youth and 200 adult supporters working behind the scenes to stage a full scale original musical each year.
David’s performing credits include Oliver! (Cameron Mackintosh) and Summer Heights High (ABC).
“When a show is done this well, the only choice is to sit back and enjoy” – Simon Parris