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Milwaukee’s Top 5 Theaters

Check out Milwaukee’s top 5 theaters! Our community is surrounded by Downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s most prevalent venues. Why struggle in traffic when you can live at Streetcar Flats and walk to all the great shows?

Marcus Performing Arts Center

The Marcus Performing Arts Center (MPAC) needs no introduction as number one on our list of Milwaukee’s top 5 theaters. As southeast Wisconsin’s premier performing arts center, the MPAC was started in 1969.
MPAC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit presenting first-class arts and cultural programs to Brew City. MPAC receives monetary support from the Milwaukee Arts Board and Wisconsin Arts Board, the State of Wisconsin, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Arts Midwest.
MPAC strives to join philosophies, foster relationships, and support the community.
Read about MPAC’s mission, vision, and values.

929 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Sun – Thur 12 PM – 5 PM, Fri & Sat 12 PM – 9 PM
(414) 273-7121

The Pabst Theater

The Pabst Theater is an icon of Downtown Milwaukee’s theater district. The Pabst Theater belongs to The Pabst Theater Group, which manages numerous famous Milwaukee, Wisconsin venues.
The Pabst Theater Group is honored to declare they are “able to accommodate virtually all performing art forms.” The venue’s European opera house inside is finished with a massive crystal chandelier and red curtains bordered with thin, gold leaf.

144 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 242-8200

The Riverside Theater

Near the Pabst Theater is The Riverside Theater, which, as its name suggests, resides on the Milwaukee River. The extravagant 1,339-capacity space has featured countless well-known musicians, musicals, and comedians, such as Neil Young and Kevin Hart.
Tap the link below to learn about future shows on its website.

116 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 242-8200

Miller High Life Theatre | A Pabst Theater Group Venue

The Miller High Life Theatre is an adaptable place that can host 4,100 people. Miller High Life Theatre’s innovative curtains can shrink capacity to 2,562 and 1,291 for more personal performances.
The theater has held various Broadway and musical acts thanks to its easy load-in, great backstage and dressing room space, and several side halls for practice, catering, and meet and greets. Check out its events and take a virtual tour to secure your favorite seat.

500 W Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 908-6000

The Daniel M. Soref Dome Theater & Planetarium

The Daniel M. Soref Dome Theater and Planetarium screen is an impressive six stories tall, enhanced with surround sound. The extraordinary theater displays 3D films and planetarium shows at the Milwaukee Public Museum.
Find yourself in space for 23 minutes or immerse yourself in a “45-minute giant screen film.” Enjoy a free planetarium program when you purchase a general admission ticket or membership with Milwaukee Public Museum.
See their calendar to learn what the planetarium offers today!

800 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 319-4629

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Milwaukee Public Market

Milwaukee Public Market

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Fiserv Forum

Fiserv Forum

Fiserv Forum is the newest arena in Downtown Milwaukee. More specifically, in the Deer District. Home to the Milwaukee Bucks and Marquette University Golden Eagles, it hosts many events and concerts 12 months a year. Read More »

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Red Arrow Park

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Date Started Using: May 16, 2023