Who We Are
is an Australian theatre and events producer. David formed David Venn Enterprises (DVE) in 2018 to create professional employment opportunities for Australian creatives, and to develop and present high quality theatrical experiences for Australian audiences.
In particular, DVE is dedicated to developing new Australian work and finding opportunities for local writers, directors, choreographers and designers to bring their ideas to fruition. We believe in the benefits of the performing arts for those involved and communities at large, and strive to promote the art form through our projects.
Holding a Bachelor of Performing Arts – Drama and Theatre Studies, David has worked professionally in the entertainment industry in a range of producing, directing, design and event management roles.
In 2018/19, DVE produced the professional Australian premiere of Bring It On The Musical which toured to capital cities across Australia. In 2019. DVE was the live entertainment producer for The Australian Open in Rod Laver Arena, and produced the professional premiere of the Off-Broadway musical, 50 Shades! The Musical Parody. This show has recently completed a metro and regional tour across VIC, NSW and TAS, with new 2021 dates to be announced.
In 2021, DVE will produce a new production of the Broadway musical, The Wedding Singer.
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. Mediums include theatre, live arena spectaculars, major outdoor festivals and parades, conferences, award ceremonies, interactive experiences and marketing and PR stunts.
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).
DVE is an equal opportunity employer who is committed to diversity and inclusion on stage and in the workplace. We strongly encourage First Nations, people of colour, neurodiverse and gender diverse artists to submit for our productions.
WHAT THEY SAY
Spectacular musical deserves full houses. Not a single weak link…a ridiculously entertaining, feel-good experience
Cameron Woodhead, The Age
David Venn should be applauded for putting together such an accomplished production of a complicated show
When a show is done this well, the only choice is to sit back and enjoy
A dazzling spectacular, sure to please anyone who sees it, with something for everyone