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Riverside Theater [edit]
116 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 286-3663
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The Riverside Theater is one of Downtown Milwaukee's landmark performing arts centers, offering an array of popular attractions, including concerts, Broadway shows, concerts, dance, meetings and special events. The 2,500-seat theater is available for rentals year 'round and is now operated by the same folks who manage the Pabst Theater.
Upcoming events

March 31, 2015 - March 31, 2015
Saint Petersburg State “Russian Ballet”

Saint Petersburg State “Russian Ballet” coming to Milwaukee March 31 World-renowned establishment presents must-see performance Tickets on sale now! WHO: Saint Petersburg State “Russian Ballet” delivers celebrated classical ballets to audiences worldwide. Created in 1990 by the family of professional ballet dancers, The Saint Petersburg State “Russian Ballet” dynasty is more than 100 years old and adheres to the signature aspects of Russian ballet as a whole: true expressivity, dramatic presentation and impeccable technical presentation. Members of the troupe are graduates of the famed Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet, founded in 1738. Consistently delighting sold-out audiences worldwide with world-class dancers and dazzling costumes, the Saint Petersburg State “Russian Ballet” continues to make international touring a large part of its contribution to furthering Russian dance and culture. WHAT: “Swan Lake,” Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s timeless masterpiece, comes to Milwaukee in the first of only seven stops on the Saint Petersburg State “Russian Ballet” limited U.S. tour. WHEN: Tuesday, March 31 at 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.) WHERE: The Riverside Theater 116 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee WI 53203 TICKETS: On sale now! Available at Riverside Theater Box Office, online at or by phone at 414-286-3663 ABOUT SAINT PETERSBURG STATE “RUSSIAN BALLET” The Saint Petersburg State “Russian Ballet” has successfully conducted more than 50 tours worldwide in countries including Japan, England, Ireland, Spain, the U.S., France and Germany among many others, and has participated in 10 international ballet festivals. Today, the repertoire includes such masterpieces as “Swan Lake,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “The Nutcracker” and “Don Quixote.” Each ballet is performed in its original choreography, and Saint Petersburg State “Russian Ballet” perceives its main mission to be the preservation of such choreographic authenticity.

April 17, 2015 - April 17, 2015
Casablanca: Film with Orchestra

This 1942 American romantic film classic tells the dramatic story of a man torn between love and virtue and features iconic performances by Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid in a full feature evening, with Max Steiner’s Oscar-nominated score played live! Here’s looking at you, kid.

April 23, 2015
Sufjan Stevens at The Riverside Theater

"Sufjan Stevens is a singer-songwriter currently living in Brooklyn, NY. A preoccupation with epic concepts has motivated two state records (Michigan & Illinois), a collection of sacred and biblical songs (Seven Swans), an electronic album for the animals of the Chinese zodiac (Enjoy Your Rabbit), two Christmas box sets (Songs for Christmas, vol. 1-5 and Silver & Gold, vol. 6-10), and a programmatic tone poem for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (The BQE). In 2010 Sufjan released an expansive EP (All Delighted People) and the full length The Age of Adz, a collection of songs partly inspired by the outsider artist Royal Robertson. His most recent release is a forthcoming album entitled Carrie & Lowell." 

Doors open at 7 p.m. 

Show at 8 p.m. 

May 4, 2015
Death Cab for Cutie at Riverside Theater

Indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie will visit The Riverside Theater on May 4 in celebration of the release of their new album KINTSUGI.

Featuring special guest The Antlets. 

Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Show at 8:30 p.m. 


June 5, 2015
John Mellencamp at Riverside Theater

Grammy-winning musician John Mellencamp will visit The Riverside Theater on June 5 with special guest Carlene Carter. 

Every online ticket purchased will receive a digital download code for the new album Plain Spoken.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 

Show at 7:30 p.m.



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