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Milwaukee Performing Arts Groups

A Listing of Performing Arts Groups in the Milwaukee Area

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Milwaukee Performing Arts Groups
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Milwaukee is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin and also its cultural hub. A diverse selection of cultural organizations call Milwaukee home, from our classical ballet and symphony companies, to eclectic, cutting-edge theatre groups.

Alchemist Theatre
This group specializes in local performers and performances in an intimate theater setting.
Offices and Performances: 2569 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Phone: (414) 426-4169

Bel Canto Chorus
A venerable group of more than 100 members dedicated to enriching audiences through live choral music.
Offices: 158 N. Broadway
Performances: Various locations
Phone: (414) 481-8801

Boulevard Ensemble Studio Theatre
A group that features works from modern, classical and neglected playwrights in a cozy 50-seat setting.
Offices and Performances: 2250 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Phone: (414) 744-5757

First Stage Children's Theater
One of the largest professional children's theater companies in the United States and the second largest theater company in Milwaukee.
Offices: 325 W. Walnut Street
Performances: Todd Wehr Theater, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St.
Phone: (414) 267-2929

Florentine Opera
An opera company devoted to period authentic sets and costumes, high drama, comedy and skilled choreography.
Offices: 930 E. Burleigh Street
Performances: Various locations
Phone: (414) 291-5700

In Tandem Theatre, Inc.
Creative and eclectic theatre presented by a small company with an aim to provoke and enlighten.
Offices and Performances: Tenth Street Theatre, 628 N. Tenth Street
Phone: (414) 271-1371

Milwaukee Ballet
Milwaukee's venerable ballet company, a staple of the performing arts community.
Offices: 504 W. National Avenue
Performances: Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St. and the Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St.
Phone: (414) 902-2103

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre
An intimate theatre company focused on high-quality, professional theatrical works of literary merit.
Offices and Performances: Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway
Phone: (414) 291-7800

Milwaukee Public Theatre
A civic-minded group devoted to free-to-the-public performances -- from theatre to parades and pageants.
Offices: 626 E. Kilbourn Avenue, Suite 802
Performances: Various locations
Phone: (414) 347-1685

Milwaukee Repertory Theater
One of the largest performing arts groups in the Milwaukee area, featuring an 11-show annual season and diverse educational programs.
Offices and Performances: 108 E. Wells St.
Phone: (414) 224-9490

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
One of Milwaukee's premiere fine arts groups featuring 83 full-time professional musicians who perform 140 classics, pops, family and education concerts each season.
Offices: 1101 N. Market Street, Suite 100
Performances: Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St.
Phone: (414) 291-6010

Next Act Theatre
An intimate group presenting contemporary drama and specializing an "up-close-and-personal" performance style.
Offices and Performances: Off-Broadway Theatre, 255 S. Water Street
Phone: (414) 278-0765

Renaissance Theaterworks
Milwaukee’s only women-founded and women-run theatre company, with a focus on the feminine voice and women’s roles both onstage and off.
Offices and Performances: Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway
Phone: (414) 273-0800

Skylight Music Theatre
A quirky company focusing exclusively on musical theatre, from baroque opera, to Gilbert and Sullivan and original musical revues.
Offices and Performances: Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway
Phone: (414) 291-7800

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