The Pabst Theater [edit]
144 E. Wells St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Built in 1895, the beautifully restored and renovated Pabst Theater is the oldest and one of the most ornate theaters in Milwaukee. Located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, it is the fourth oldest operating theater on the same site in the United States.
Upcoming events

Oct. 24, 2019
Warren Miller's Timeless, presented by Volkswagen

Don’t miss the kickoff for winter with the 70th annual winter sports film from Warren Miller Entertainment, Timeless, presented by Volkswagen. Travel with all-star athletes to world-renowned locations including Jackson Hole, Chamonix, Switzerland, British Columbia, Colorado and beyond. All moviegoers will receive amazing lift ticket offers to destination resorts and mom and pop hills we all know and love. Go to for more information.

Oct. 27, 2019
Russian Ballet Theatre presents “Swan Lake”

Swan Lake, which has mesmerized audiences for over a century, is based on a German fairy tale. Tchaikovsky’s score tells the tragic love story of Prince Siegfried and Swan Princess, Odette, who is cursed to be a swan by day but a young woman at night. The Russian Ballet Theatre’s new production will captivate audiences with time-honored Russian traditions while adding new choreography, hand painted sets, radiant hand sewn costumes, artistic hair designs and special effects makeup. The production’s hand-painted sets and more than 150 hand-sewn costumes were created in the tradition of the great masters by young, accomplished designer Sergei Novikov (Mariinksy Theatre, Omsk State Music Theatre, St. Petersburg State Music Hall). The SFX makeup is done by Award-winning Irina Strukova (Crazy Rich Asians, Netflix, HBO) and will make ballet devotees feel as though they are seeing the beautiful Swan Lake for the first time!

Nov. 8, 2019 - Nov. 8, 2019
Lewis Black

Known as the king of the rant, LEWIS BLACK uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin. His comedic brilliance lies in his ability to make people laugh at the absurdities of life, with topics that include current events, social media, politics and anything else that exposes the hypocrisy and madness he sees in the world. (from Get Tickets:

Nov. 26, 2019 - Dec. 24, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater Presents "A Christmas Carol"

A Milwaukee holiday tradition! The Rep’s hit adaptation is a tale of love, hope and redemption with just the right blend of beautiful music, lively dancing, stunning sets and eye-popping special effects. It’s a dazzling Christmas feast with enough theatrical goodies to fill any sized stocking hung by the chimney with care. Join Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and Scrooge in this holiday classic the whole family will love.

May 6, 2020
An Intimate Evening with David Foster: The HITMAN Tour featuring special guest Katharine McPhee

Sixteen-time GRAMMY® award-winning songwriter and one of the most successful producers in history, musical icon David Foster is embarking on a nationwide tour, performing songs from his unparalleled catalog. Foster will be accompanied by his four-piece band and stellar guest singer, star of American Idol and NBC’s Smash, Katharine McPhee. David Foster has written nearly one hundred hit singles and dozens of movie songs and scores, receiving three Academy Award nominations for Best Original Song. His iconic power ballads have become timeless classics, made famous by industry titans like Madonna, Whitney Houston, Céline Dion, Barbra Streisand, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, and many more. Few other individuals can claim to have their fingerprints on more major moments in all of popular music than David Foster.


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Over a Beer: A chat with Pabst Theater Group's chef to the stars Kevin Sloan

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By Matt Mueller - Sept. 20, 2019
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By Matt Mueller - Sept. 20, 2019
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