Milwaukee Theater District

Milwaukee's Most Entertaining District

Performing Arts Take Center Stage 

The mission of Milwaukee Theater District seeks to drive increased awareness of and attendance at Milwaukee's premier arts, live performance, and entertainment venues, which are located in a safe and convenient, walkable district in the heart of downtown Milwaukee.  

Through advocacy and collaborative marketing campaigns, the Milwaukee Theater District will drive visitation, stoke local pride, and enhance the city's reputation as top-tier art and cultural destination.

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By the Numbers

Shining a Spotlight on our Theaters

With 15,000 theater seats downtown, the Milwaukee Theater District ranks No. 1 in the United States for the highest number of theater seats per capita. With a combined 2,100 annual performances attracting 2 million attendees each year, the Milwaukee Theater District is a core part of Milwaukee's larger entertainment industry, which generates an estimated $400 million in visitor spending annually, according to Tourism Economics. As part of that impact, the Milwaukee Theater District venues proudly employ over 1,000 people and even more volunteers, drawing from all corners of the community and all walks of life.