The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre was founded in 1954 as the Fred Miller Theatre; the name change in the late ‘50s reflected a growing emphasis on a broad selection of classics and contemporary plays and a commitment to nurturing a resident acting company. The Rep’s current home, a converted power plant, encompasses the 720-seat Quadracci Powerhouse Theater, the 218-seat Stiemke Theater, and the 118-seat Stackner Cabaret. In addition, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has been presented at the historic Pabst Theater each Christmas season since 1976.
The Rep offers a wide variety of education and outreach initiatives, including student matinees, facility tours, residencies, and in-school workshops, as well as adult acting classes, public lectures and discussions, pre-show “The Rep InDepth” presentations, and audience talkbacks. Additional audience-friendly programs include “pay-what-you-can” performances, babysitter rebates, audio described performances, American Sign Language-interpreted performances, captioned performances, and various special events.
Milwaukee Repertory Theatre Information
- Public Transportation: Fair
- Handicapped Accessibility: Yes
- Performance/Programs: Schedule is Tuesday through Sunday.
- Admission: Single tickets are $10-$50. $2 discounts available for students and seniors. Half-price rush tickets available for students and seniors for Quadracci Powerhouse and Stiemke Theater performances 30 minutes before the show. Most productions have two designated pay-what-you-can performances.
- Subscription/Memberships: Subscriptions available for the 5-show Quadracci Powerhouse season, the 3-show Stiemke season, and the 4-show Stackner Cabaret season. Build-Your-Own season subscriptions and FlexPasses also available. Subscriber benefits include free ticket exchanges, missed show insurance, and 40% discount on additional single ticket purchases.