Oh my, you are very lucky to have a Midas Venice to mix on next year! Midas is one of the premier brands in sound consoles, and is used by many professionals on many major shows. The Venice line was designed for smaller applications where the system designer still wanted the Midas sound. Enjoy!
Tenor. If it is a a Midas Venice then as the others have said, you have got a good board. If you go to the link Radman posted you can download the manual.
At the school I work at part-time we have one of these boards in the new theatre. I must admitt we haven't given it a full work out yet ie full band mike up etc. But we use it for playing CD's, DVD's, Powerpoint, Presentations etc.
There are two traps for young players.
1) The phantom power is switched individually on each channel but the thing to note is: The switches are on the back of the board just above the XLR connectors.
2) The eq on a channel has an on/off switch. This is designed so you can easily swap between eq'd and non- eq'd so you can hear the difference. It can be easy to forget to turn on the eq.