- Address: 929 N. Water St.
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- Architect: Harry Weese
- Architectural Style: Brutalist
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Formerly known as the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and earlier the Performing Arts Center.
Owned by Milwaukee County and operated by the non-profit Marcus Performing Arts Center.
A redevelopment plan was announced for the facility in December 2018.
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The enchanting family-friendly season finale runs May 19-22May 11th, 2022 by Milwaukee Ballet
The production is set for March 31-April 3 after a two-year postponementMar 17th, 2022 by Milwaukee Ballet
Florentine Opera, Marcus Performing Arts Center, Milwaukee Ballet, and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra among organizations announcing COVID audience screening and mandatory masking to end in MarchMar 9th, 2022 by Press Release
Milwaukee fixes a 1984 "injustice" by extending King Drive through Downtown.Jan 17th, 2022 by Jeramey Jannene
Nov 19th, 2021 by Milwaukee Ballet
The 2021 Wisconsin Veterans Day Celebration will include revival of the Veterans Day Parade followed by inaugural Veterans Day FestivalOct 25th, 2021 by Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce
Plus, Boo at the Zoo, a wine fest at the Mitchell Park Domes, a record release at X-Ray Arcade and Hamilton the musical.Oct 21st, 2021 by Michael Holloway
Dance Company returns to Marcus Performing Arts Center October 28-31Oct 12th, 2021 by Milwaukee Ballet
Coalition of performing arts groups requiring COVID-19 vaccination proof or a negative test.Sep 2nd, 2021 by Corri Hess
Milwaukee Performing Arts Organizations Require Proof of Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test for Audiences
Florentine Opera, Marcus Performing Arts Center, Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee Repertory Theater and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra among organizations announcing COVID audience screeningSep 1st, 2021 by Press Release
City Plan Commission will review proposed building on Aug. 23rd.Aug 12th, 2021 by Jeramey Jannene
Jul 15th, 2021 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
Jul 14th, 2021 by Festival City Symphony
Milwaukee Ballet dances back into the community with free activities and performances all month long
-In-person Ballet Beat program led by new Director of Community Engagement Samantha Martinson-Jul 8th, 2021 by Milwaukee Ballet
Program to include Beauty and the Beast and seven world premieresJun 28th, 2021 by Milwaukee Ballet
Tickets On-Sale June 25Jun 16th, 2021 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
Return to Stage with a Grand Opera Performance and Small OrchestraApr 16th, 2021 by Florentine Opera Company
Choreographers using Zoom to set contemporary program on the dancersApr 12th, 2021 by Milwaukee Ballet
Spring performances to showcase classical and contemporary worksJan 15th, 2021 by Milwaukee Ballet
Oct 8th, 2020 by Milwaukee Ballet
Plans were unveiled that would radically alter the site that features landscape architecture by Dan Kiley.Dec 18th, 2018 by The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Northwestern Mutual Furthers Its Commitment to Milwaukee with More Than $700,000 in Grants to Area Cultural Attractions
Grants will provide funding to nine local destinationsApr 20th, 2017 by Northwestern Mutual
“We know what we are now, but know not what we may be.” -Hamlet, Act IV, scene V William ShakespeareMar 21st, 2017 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
May 5 and 7, 2017 at the Uihlein Hall in the Marcus Center for the Performing ArtsMar 13th, 2017 by Florentine Opera Company
Classical favorite La Sylphide to appear alongside world premiere Sans PleurerMar 10th, 2017 by Milwaukee Ballet
Event includes mingling with Cinderella and Prince Charming, tickets to the Broadway production of “Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” and more.Mar 7th, 2017 by Ambassador Hotel
Milwaukee Premiere of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS AND SCHOOL OF ROCK Along with Returning Favorites, RENT 20th Anniversary Tour and LES MISÉRABLESMar 6th, 2017 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
Second year event's theater, dance, visual arts and music submissions are now open to the public.Feb 21st, 2017 by Milwaukee Fringe Festival
Tickets On Sale Tuesday, February 14!Feb 9th, 2017 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
Envoy has created a color changing martini that adds an additional dose of magic to the experience.Feb 7th, 2017 by Ambassador Hotel
“The Rapture” Directed by Evaughn High and Music Director Jermaine Rideout Comes to the Marcus Center’s Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall February 25-26, 2017
Adapted from "What Will the Rapture Be Like" written by Gerald SaffoldJan 20th, 2017 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
Ko-Thi's Adult Company and Ton Ko-Thi Children's Performing EnsembleJan 19th, 2017 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
The High Energy Chris Perdoni’s Stunt Dog Experience Comes to the Marcus Center for a Limited Engagement!
Tickets on Sale This Friday, January 20!Jan 17th, 2017 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
Premieres in Milwaukee on January 3-8 at the Marcus Center. Tickets on Sale Now!Dec 15th, 2016 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers recreate that magical night in Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall as part of the MC Presents series.Dec 15th, 2016 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
Tickets On Sale this Friday, December 16Dec 14th, 2016 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
Presented in Cooperation with the Marcus Center for the Performing ArtsDec 13th, 2016 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
The 2013 Tony® Award-Winning Broadway Musical RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA Comes to the Marcus Center in Milwaukee from March 28-April 2
Tickets on sale this Friday, December 9Dec 6th, 2016 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
Premieres in Milwaukee on January 3-8 at the Marcus Center. Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 18.Nov 17th, 2016 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
Children get up close with “String Instrument Petting Zoo”Oct 31st, 2016 by Festival City Symphony
Partnership with Autism Speaks and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts gives new live theater option for the autism communityOct 17th, 2016 by Milwaukee Ballet
FCS will begin its “Pajama Jamboree” season with “Let’s Meet Mozart” — Halloween Pajama Jamboree, a free concert on Wed., Oct. 26, 2016Oct 11th, 2016 by Festival City Symphony
Assistant Conductor Yaniv Dinur conducts the orchestra as Mickey Mouse dabbles in magic in Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.Oct 7th, 2016 by Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Parking Structure at North 4th Street & West Highland Avenue to Close PermanentlyOct 4th, 2016 by City of Milwaukee Deptartment of Public Works
Supervisor Alexander holds fiscally conservative viewpoints on behalf of her constituents and opposes the wheel tax.Oct 3rd, 2016 by Sup. Deanna Alexander
Stunning Scheherazade appears alongside picturesque Angels in the Architecture, Oct 20-23Sep 28th, 2016 by Milwaukee Ballet
Oktoberfest to take place at Pere Marquette Park and Marcus Center Grounds Thursday, September 29th through Sunday, October 2ndSep 27th, 2016 by Westown Association
September 29-October 2Sep 16th, 2016 by Westown Association
MilwaukeeJobs.com Presents Live at Peck Pavilion series closing with all day free entertainment event on Marcus Center Grounds
Closing celebration set for Saturday, August 27!Aug 16th, 2016 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
Tickets for Exclusive Preview Night of the China Lights are on sale now at the Marcus Center Box Office!
Thursday, September 29 at the Boerner Botanical GardensAug 8th, 2016 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
Trinity Irish Dance Company to make special Irish Fest appearance for first time in almost 20 years.
Milwaukee’s internationally acclaimed non-profit Trinity Irish Dance Company to perform world premiere work Aug. 20th; and for profit Trinity Academy of Irish Dance to Offer Free Dance Classes Aug. 17-21Aug 8th, 2016 by Press Release
“Broadway Balances America” Series to Highlight THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ in First Episode
Exclusively on The Balancing Act®. Monday, August 8th at 7:30 am (ET/PT)Aug 2nd, 2016 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience Comes to the Marcus Center’s Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall! Thursday, October 6
“Rave On is the best Buddy Holly show out there” - Tommy Allsup, Grammy award winner and Buddy Holly’s lead guitaristAug 1st, 2016 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
Directed by Brian Rott & Jessi Miller. August 25th ‐ September 10th @ Studio Q above Company Brewing in Riverwest (and Saturday, August 27th @ MKE Fringe Festival)Jul 31st, 2016 by Quasimondo Milwaukee Physical Theatre
ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole.Jul 25th, 2016 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
Individual Tickets Go On Sale Friday, June 10May 13th, 2016 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
Grantees will be honored June 14 at a 4:30 p.m. reception in the atrium of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts followed by an awards program and celebration at 5 p.m.May 12th, 2016 by City of Milwaukee Arts Board
The Manhattan Transfer meets Take 6 in The Summit Concert Coming to the Marcus Center on Wednesday, October 26
In 1982 and 1983 the group won consecutive Grammy Awards in the Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo or Group category for, respectively, “Route 66” and “Why Not!”May 11th, 2016 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
MilwaukeeJobs.com Presents Free Entertainment at Marcus Center’s Peck Pavilion during July 24-August 27
The season will run from July 24 through August 27 and each day of the series will have a different program focus and all events will all be free and open to the public.May 9th, 2016 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
Following sold-out runs in four cities, family favorite will be a colorful season finaleApr 27th, 2016 by Milwaukee Ballet
This educational arts program has a tradition and reputation of providing quality performing arts, early childhood education, and cultural enrichment to our young people free of cost.Apr 27th, 2016 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
The Iconic Band Comes to the Marcus Center’s Uihlein Hall on Saturday, July 23 at 8:00 pmApr 25th, 2016 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
All “Pajama Jamboree” concerts have free admission.Apr 11th, 2016 by Festival City Symphony
Contemporary presentation features the music of The Beatles and two world premieresMar 9th, 2016 by Milwaukee Ballet
“This decision flies in the face of the principles of the good stewardship of taxpayer dollars.”Mar 8th, 2016 by Steve F. Taylor
Marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will present two performances of Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario.Feb 29th, 2016 by Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Acting Workshop with Cast of Roundabout Theatre Company's CabaretFeb 18th, 2016 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
Milwaukee Premiere of BEAUTIFUL- THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL!Feb 8th, 2016 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
Tickets start at just $30 and can be purchased online or by calling the Florentine’s Box Office at (414) 291-5700 ext. 224.Feb 8th, 2016 by Florentine Opera Company
Flipside: The Patti Page Story Takes the Stage at the Marcus Center’s Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall on April 8-10
Tickets On Sale This Friday, January 22!Jan 20th, 2016 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
Violinist Jennifer Koh is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance.Jan 19th, 2016 by Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
The Sixth Symphony of Tchaikovsky, his final composition, is saturated with pessimism and despair.Jan 13th, 2016 by Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
The Firebird Suite by Stravinsky and La Peri by Dukas.Jan 6th, 2016 by Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
NEA-Art Works awards $35,000 to The Florentine Opera to support the world premiere and professional recording of Sister Carrie by composer Robert Aldridge and librettist Herschel Garfein for the fall of 2016
In its first 50 years, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded more than $5 billion in grants to recipients in every state and U.S. jurisdiction.Dec 10th, 2015 by Florentine Opera Company
Marcus Center Announces on Sale Dates for 2015/16 Marcus Center Presents and Off Broadway Series Shows
Tickets go on sale Friday, November 20Nov 17th, 2015 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
The only cities that have celebrated Dr. King's Birthday annually since 1984 are Atlanta, Georgia and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.Nov 16th, 2015 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
From Handel’s Messiah to Country Music’s Sara Evans, MSO has something for everyone.Nov 11th, 2015 by Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Master Class with the cast of WICKEDNov 11th, 2015 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
Sing Along with Festival City Symphony and The Singing Santa at Free “Holiday Pajama Jamboree” Concert
Special guest David HB Drake will perform as The Singing Santa.Nov 9th, 2015 by Festival City Symphony
Performances Begin on Tuesday, January 5 and Play Through Sunday, January 10 at the Marcus Center for the Performing ArtsNov 4th, 2015 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Calls for Transit Funding. If New Public Backing for Regional Cultural Assets is ApprovedOct 27th, 2015 by Sup. Michael Mayo
The concerts include Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony, Sibelius’s Symphony No. 7 and Jon Kimura Parker performing Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor.Oct 23rd, 2015 by Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Edo de Waart present Hadelich Plays Beethoven on October 30 & 31, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.Oct 6th, 2015 by Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Dressed in costume, the orchestra will celebrate Halloween with a performance of musical “treats” related to the season.Sep 29th, 2015 by Festival City Symphony
The 82nd Season of World Class Opera From the Florentine Begins With Giacomo Puccini’s MADAMA BUTTERFLY
A tale of romance and betrayalSep 8th, 2015 by Florentine Opera Company
Famous bagpipe band, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, set to rock Marcus Center’s Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall on November 19!
Tickets On Sale on Friday, September 11!Sep 3rd, 2015 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
Milwaukee’s Festival City Symphony, the oldest performing symphony orchestra in the area, showcases area professional musicians.Aug 7th, 2015 by Festival City Symphony
Live @ Peck Pavilion will feature the following:Jul 23rd, 2015 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
Master Classes with the cast of MOTOWN THE MUSICALJul 6th, 2015 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
Weishan Calls Giving Away County Assets IrresponsibleJun 30th, 2015 by Sup. John F. Weishan, Jr.
The service will run Thursdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., June 4 through Sept. 5.May 27th, 2015 by Milwaukee Downtown, BID 21
Steve VandeZande and Lori Bauman named Friends of the ArtsMay 15th, 2015 by City of Milwaukee Arts Board
Dramatic change means owners of Red Lion also own Trocadero, giving them both bars on "Tannery Row."Dec 20th, 2014 by Michael Horne
Milwaukee’s Festival City Symphony will present a free Holiday Storytime “Pajama Jamboree” concert on Wednesday, December 10, at 7:00 pmNov 26th, 2014 by Festival City Symphony
Budget Includes Improvements to Transit, Parks, Cultural Assets and Public SafetyNov 10th, 2014 by Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
Sup. Broderick and Chairwoman Dimitrijevic Announce Amendment to Fund Parks Deferred Maintenance, Reverse Cuts to Cultural InstitutionsOct 27th, 2014 by Gerry Broderick
Says Gary Grunau’s Proposal for a .5% Sales Tax for Arena and Streetcar Ignores 2008 ReferendumSep 24th, 2014 by Gerry Broderick
VISIT Milwaukee announces its officers and Board of Directors for the business year 2014-15.Jun 19th, 2014 by VISIT Milwaukee
Festival City Symphony will conclude its “Pajama Jamboree” season with Spring Is in the Air, a free concert on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.Apr 22nd, 2014 by Festival City Symphony
Puccini’s masterpiece brings the company’s 80th anniversary season to a dramatic and satisfying conclusion, May 9th & 11th at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in Milwaukee, WIApr 2nd, 2014 by Florentine Opera Company
LeRoy Butler gives extended talkback following 3:30 p.m. performance of First Stage’s CRASH on Sunday, March 30.
The former Packer of Lambeau Leap fame will share his personal story and experiences overcoming bullying.Mar 26th, 2014 by First Stage
The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is announcing its 12th year of programming for the KidZ Days At the Center.Mar 25th, 2014 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
State plan would reduce scope of program that's provided 500,000 cancer screenings since 1994.Mar 21st, 2014 by Scottie Lee Meyers
County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic To Hold “Coffee & Culture” Discussion March 14 at the Milwaukee Public Museum
Chat Sessions Designed to Discuss County Cultural, Recreational and Entertainment NeedsMar 13th, 2014 by Ald. Marina Dimitrijevic
A new production of George Frideric Handel’s Julius Caesar!Feb 26th, 2014 by Florentine Opera Company
Tickets On Sale This Sunday, March 2Feb 24th, 2014 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will attend a number of events Sunday and Monday to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.Jan 18th, 2014 by County Executive Chris Abele
Surprise event Friday at MPS’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts preceded public event on SundayJan 17th, 2014 by Milwaukee Public Schools
‘it gets better’ Stage Production From Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) Boldly Reaches Out To Milwaukee Youth With March 2nd Engagement
Week-long local community dialogues and school outreach begin February 25Jan 17th, 2014 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
Tickets on Sale Sunday, December 8Dec 3rd, 2013 by Marcus Performing Arts Center
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will honor WTMJ-TV Meteorologist John Malan’s military service during the Marcus Center’s annual Flag Day celebration on Friday, June 14th.Jun 12th, 2013 by County Executive Chris Abele
From Afro-Cuban to Aztec, bachata, Hmong, rock and salsa, MPS student performance highlights diverse cultures
15 MPS schools participating in Friday Marcus Center 'Cantos de las Americas' eventMay 1st, 2013 by Milwaukee Public Schools
Annual Meeting on March 5th also features Bill Davidson with preview of the Harley-Davidson 110th AnniversaryFeb 28th, 2013 by VISIT Milwaukee
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will attend a number of events Sunday and Monday to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.Jan 19th, 2013 by County Executive Chris Abele
More than 50,000 People Have Chosen a New Way to Experience MilwaukeeDec 4th, 2012 by Press Release
It’s time to set the record straight and, once again, to call on the Milwaukee County Executive to focus on collaboration.Oct 29th, 2012 by Ald. Marina Dimitrijevic
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts to host October 29th hearingOct 23rd, 2012 by Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
Despite work on the Marcus Center parking garage this past summer, there are still ambitious to redevelop the site in the near future. The repairs were done in an effort to keep the garage open until 2013, at which time a decision will be made to redevelop the site or be forced to do extension repairs.Mar 23rd, 2010 by Dave Reid
Senator John Kerry paid another visit to Milwaukee on Monday, August 2nd at a public rally in Pere Marquette Park. Gates to the park opened at 4:30 p.m. while the presidential candidate was still racing across Lake Michigan on the Lake Express ferry. Access to Kerry these days requires a thorough screening by security personnel, so by 6 p.m. a line stretched from Plankinton and Kilbourn, the park’s entrance, across the river to the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, at which point it headed north, wrapped itself around the building, headed east on E. State Street and finally tapered off at N. Edison Street. For pictures click here. The line moved slowly as security guards checked the attendees, emptied pockets, etc. Once inside the secure enclosure, the crowd was able to buy bottled water and pizza from Amazon Pizza, a fun new spot on W. Wells St. However, many people never made it to the security screening, and they simply camped out along the riverfront, enjoying the event from the Marcus Center riverwalk. It made for a nice sight for cameras, since Candidate Kerry, speaking from a raised platform on the north end of the park, would gesture from time to time toward those on the distant shore. Alas, milwaukeeworld had almost resigned itself to distant coverage of the event, but as it turns out there was a special entrance to the event, and we designed to make it ours. Joe Klein and I headed to Kilbourn and N. Third Street where an officer was in place to tell us that we could not advance to the press table set up in our sight, but out of our reach. Meanwhile, he waved in such prominent figures as Sen. Herb Kohl, Rep. Sheldon Wasserman, Steve Marcus and others, all of whom had red tickets, while we had none. Providentially, Margaret Henningsen showed up on the scene with an extra red ticket, which we begged for and received. The red ticket made us legit for the officer, and we proceeded through our screening, after watching several of the people mentioned above get screened themselves. (Steve Marcus does not look like a guy who gets frisked a lot.) Inside the gates of the special section, where the red-ticketed people go, we were treated to a fascinating caste system in which our “Kerry Edwards From Sea to Shining Sea Believe in America Tour” Press pass marked us as scum. The real media stars, and there were dozens of them, were members of the “Traveling Press.” The Traveling Press spends its time apart from the regular press, and they dine together in a fancy tent. The food was from Chef Pat’s catering. Pat Houlihan said the campaign kept changing its meal plans, but he settled on roast pork sandwiches, a couple of salads, pretzels, soft drinks and Miller Beer. The Traveling Press drinks very little beer, which in the end turned out to be a blessing for Chef Pat’s weary and thirsty crew. The […]Aug 3rd, 2004 by Michael Horne
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