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Milwaukee Area Performance Venues

By - Mar 5th, 2007 12:34 pm

The Milwaukee area is fortunate to have so many high quality and diverse performance venues. If you don’t see a venue you think should be listed, “Email the Editor” below with the URL and name of the facility. Thanks, and enjoy!

Alchemist Theatre
An intimate Bay View venue providing a stage (and screen) to some of Milwaukee’s most innovative theater groups, comedy troupes and filmmakers. 414-426-4169

Boulevard Theatre
Tucked into a storefront in Bay View at the Lincoln Ave. KK triangle, it’s home to the Boulevard Ensemble Studio Theatre Company. 414-744-5757

Bradley Center
Milwaukee’s largest indoor venue, with a capacity of 18,000, Bradley Center is home to the Milwaukee Bucks and host to many major concert events.

Broadway Theatre Center
Third Ward home to Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Renaissance Theatreworks and Skylight Opera. BTC contains the Cabot and Studio Theatre stages, plus the cabaret-style Skylight Bar. 414-291-7800

Carte Blanche Studios
South side of Milwaukee home to the Carte Blanche players, this quirky stage is complimented by a lounge/gallery which can be rented between shows. 262-716-4689

Cedarburg Cultural Center
A gallery, performance venue and museum dedicated to preserving the heritage of Southeastern Wisconsin while enhancing contemporary culture.

Dancing Ground
Home to DanceCircus and various guest artists, the near-west side facility teaches dance as well as holds performances.

John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Dance and music from internationally renowned artists in two intimate performance spaces.

Latino Arts, Inc.
Providing and promoting Hispanic arts programming in our community and beyond.

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
One of the state’s foremost performing arts venues and home to many talented performing artists and events.

Marian Center for Non-Profits
Providing affordable, well-appointed office and performance space to local arts groups and non-profit organizations.

Milwaukee Theatre
Hosting touring performances of Broadway musicals, plays, musicians and more.

Next Act Theatre (Facility)
In 2011, Next Act opened an innovative, 150-seat brand new theater in Walkers Point, with an open span design, ample free parking more.

Off The Wall Theatre
The biggest little theatre in the Midwest and home to Off The Wall Productions.

Pabst Theater
Built in 1895, The Pabst Theater is the 4th oldest continuously operating theater in the United States. The theater has been designated as a City of Milwaukee Landmark.

Pitman Theatre
Located on the Alverno College campus and available for rental, the Pitman is also home to Alverno Presents. 414-382-6151

Riverside Theatre
A classic 2,500 seat theater in the heart of downtown Milwaukee. 414-286-3663

Rotary Amphitheater
Located at Discovery World, with a stage overhanging Lake Michigan.

Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts
A privately funded, non-profit cultural arts center that offers performances by regional and touring groups, arts education and an art gallery. 262-781-9520

South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center
Staging its own diverse performing arts season and offering affordable rentals to local organizations and schools. 414-766-5049

Sunset Playhouse
Located in Elm Grove, home to the Sunset Playhouse Theater Company and Sunset School.

Ten Chimneys Foundation
Celebrating the life and history of Alfred Lunt and Lynne Fontaine, Ten Chimneys also stages readings and plays throughout the year.

Tenth Street Theatre
Nestled on the Marquette campus, Tenth Street Theatre is the home of In Tandem Theatre Company.

Todd Wehr Auditorium
The main stage at Concordia University near Milwaukee’s far northside, and current home to Acacia Theatre productions.

Turner Hall Ballroom
Milwaukee’s “angel with dirty wings”, this historic ballroom is being slowly renovated while hosting some of the city’s most eclectic and interesting events.

U.S. Cellular Arena
Opened in 1950, the U.S. Cellular Arena is home to decades of sports legend and rock and roll history.

Walker’s Point Center for the Arts
The Center exhibits art, provides theater and multi- purpose space and offers art education programs throughout the year.

Wisconsin Conservatory of Music
Established in 1899, the WCM is the oldest and largest independent community music school in Wisconsin, serving students of all ages in private and group instruction in all styles.

Wisconsin Lutheran College
Offering a wide variety of professional guest artists, outdoor summer events, and performing arts groups for all types of audiences in their Center for Arts and Performance.

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts
Located on the UWM campus, the Zelazo Center houses the 756-seat Helen Bader Concert Hall, rehearsal spaces, meeting facilities, offices, and dance studios for the Peck School of the Arts.




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