Arts, Music & Entertainment in Milwaukee

Arts, Music & Entertainment in MilwaukeeMilwaukee has a rich culture, with dozens of live theater troupes and art sites throughout the city. Whether it's cold outside or the weather's warm, you can find tons of entertainment within Mil Town. Come inside and watch a live performance or listen to live music at an outdoor venue. No matter what type of performance you want to see, Milwaukee's diverse actors offer magnificent shows from every genre.

Pabst Theater
Watch a concert at the indoor Pabst Theater. The fourth oldest continually operating theater in the United States has hosted a number of notable, classic acts. The entertainment venue continues its century long tradition by presenting approximately one hundred music, dance, comedy, opera and theater events each year. Stop by on Friday's for Fish Fry & Flick, a chance to enjoy a free movie on an outdoor screen.

Address: 144 E. Wells St. Milwaukee, WI - MAP
Phone: (414) 286-3663
Web: www.pabsttheater.org

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Join the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for a romantic night of magical music or a fun afternoon with the family. This orchestra is the largest cultural organization in Wisconsin, and has received national and critical acclaim for artistic excellence. The Orchestra also supports several community education and outreach programs, using their powerful music to reach out to a diverse audience.

Address: 1101 North Market St. Ste 100, Milwaukee, WI 53202 - MAP
Phone: (414) 291-6010
Web: www.mso.org

Miramar Theatre
Opened in 1913 as the Miramar Movie House, the Miramar Theatre underwent several name and occupancy changes until it became the live performance theater that it is today. Learn about the history of the building, admire the amazing architecture, and enjoy a great music, comedy or dance show at the Miramar.

Address: 2844 N Oakland Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211 - MAP
Phone: (414) 967-0302
Web: www.themiramartheatre.com

Marcus Center
Conveniently located downtown near the theater district, Marcus Center contains four major entertainment venues that host popular events. Home of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Florentine Opera, Milwaukee Ballet, First Stage Children's Theater and many other local fine arts groups, the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is the local hot spot for live performances and entertainment.

Address: 929 N. Water Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53202 - MAP
Phone: (414) 273-7121
Web: www.marcuscenter.org

Milwaukee Repertory Theater & Professional Theater Company
Be sure to watch a performance by the Milwaukee Repertory Theater & Professional Theater Company, an eleven member Resident Acting Company dedicated to presenting new playwrights and reviving classics. The Rep's current complex is a cleverly converted power generation plant that can seat well over a thousand people within its three theaters, and hosts an 11-play entertainment season annually.

Address: 108 East Wells St., Milwaukee, WI 53202 - MAP
Phone: (414) 224-1761
Web: www.milwaukeerep.com

Next Act Theatre
For an up-close-and-personal professional theater performance, visit the Next Act Theatre. Their passionate and bold - and sometimes humorous - plays are notable for moving audience members. Four of the best new contemporary dramas and off-Broadway hits are represented during each entertainment season.

Address: 219 N. Milwaukee St. ,Milwaukee, WI 53202 - MAP
Phone: (414) 278-0765
Web: www.nextact.org

Renaissance Theaterworks
Learn about what it means to be human at Renaissance Theaterworks, Milwaukee's only women-founded, women-run theater company. From their classic to groundbreaking contemporary plays, Renaissance Theaterworks strives to produce thought-provoking entertainment. Although the troupe uses the talents of both men and women in their performances, they pay special attention to women's roles both on and off stage.

Address: 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202 - MAP
Phone: (414) 273-0800
Web: www.r-t-w.com

Potawatomi Bingo Casino
Escape boredom at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino! Whether you are interested in gambling or looking for a good show at the Vegas-caliber theater, you will find a little slice of Sin City in Mil Town. Fine dining and special events, like poker tournaments, are available in the casino. Guests can also stay in one of the many hotels near Potawatomi Bingo Casino.

Address: 1721 West Canal St., Milwaukee, WI 53233 - MAP
Phone: 1-800-PAYSBIG
Web: www.paysbig.com

Skylight Opera Theate
Think all operas are tragedies? Be proven wrong at the Skylight Opera Theatre, known for its light, comedic operas. Uplifting performances are done in an all-English repertoire rather than traditional Italian. Since 1959, Skylight has produced 30 world and three American premieres, over 70 original cabaret shows and 29 touring productions.

Address: 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202 - MAP
Phone: (414) 291-7800
Web: www.skylightopera.com

Milwaukee Gay Arts Center
Milwaukee is known for its diverse ethnic, religious, and sexual orientation backgrounds. Come by Milwaukee Gay Arts Center for some LBGT friendly fine arts. Stop by the gallery for visual art, ranging from traditional paintings to contemporary digital media. Sit down for a musical or drama at the theater. Watch a cabaret or listen to popular local and national LBGT bands at the music and dance venue.

Address: 703 S 2nd St., Milwaukee, WI 53204 - MAP
Phone: (414) 383-3727
Web: www.milwaukeeisgayfriendly.com

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre
Not in the mood for a musical? Milwaukee Chamber Theatre produces five first-rate, thought-provoking dramas of literary merit each season. Chamber Theatre operates out of the Broadway Theatre Center, which offers two entertainment spaces: Cabot Theatre, which seats 360 audience members, and Studio Theatre, which seats 99.

Address: 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202 - MAP
Phone: (414) 291-7800
Web: www.chamber-theatre.com

Acacia Theatre Company
Acacia Theatre Company was founded in 1980 as Wisconsin's only professional Christian theater company. The theater troupe performs at Concordia University's Todd Wehr Auditorium. Stop by for Acacia's popular Christmas special production, or any of their four other plays-all of which are family friendly pieces of entertainment.

Address: 12800 N. Lake Shore Dr., Mequon, WI 53097 - MAP
Phone: (414) 744-5995
Web: www.acaciatheatre.com

Cactus Club
Music lovers will want to swing by Cactus Club, which offers live music every single day of the week! The music room is separated from the bar, but the band cover charge allows club patrons to enjoy both the music and the drinks. This premiere rock establishment features all sorts of acts-local, national and international alike.

Address: 2496 S. Wentworth Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202 - MAP
Phone: (414) 482-0160
Web: www.cactusclubmilwaukee.com

The Jazz Estate
Travel back in time as you listen to the 50s-style jazz music at The Jazz Estate, a Milwaukee jazz landmark and entertainment venue that has been around since 1977. Enjoy live music on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights (as well as weekly drink specials on Monday). The Estate has hosted nationally famous jazz players like Harry Connick Jr., Clyde Stubblefield and Jill Henderson, as well as local jazz favorites.

Address: 2423 N. Murray Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202 - MAP
Phone: (414) 964-9923
Web: www.jazzestate.com

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In Tandem Theatre

Address: 628 N. 10th St., Milwaukee, WI 53233 - MAP
Phone: (414) 271-1371
Web: www.intandemtheatre.org

The Charles Allis and Villa Terrace Art Museums

Address: 1801 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202 - MAP
and 2220 N. Terrace Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202 - MAP
Phone: (414) 278-8295 and (414) 271-3656
Web: www.cavtmuseums.org

Milwaukee Art Museum

Address: 700 N Art Museum Dr Milwaukee, WI 53202 - MAP
Phone: (414) 224-3220
Web: www.mam.org

Haggerty Museum of Art

Address: 13th and Clybourn Sts. Milwaukee, WI - MAP
Phone: (414) 288-1669
Web: www.marquette.edu

Lynden Sculpture Garden

Address: 2145 W. Brown Deer Rd. Milwaukee, WI 53217 - MAP
Phone: (414) 446-8794
Web: www.lyndensculpturegarden.org