Renaissance Theaterworks proudly shares its home at
255 N. Water Street 53202 with Next Act Theater.
There are 3 designated disabled parking spaces right in front of the theater, and a drop off spot for patrons requiring closer access. There is also parking available directly adjacent to the front entrance, as well as free street parking on S. Water St. If you need additional assistance or options please contact us: [email protected] or call the box office at 414-278-0765
The entrance to our theater is at street level and the doors have push plate access; they open straight from the street into a smoothly surfaced foyer, with clear travel patterns. There will be staff members ready to greet you, and other audience members as they arrive. Some people and patrons will be mingling. If you want to hang up your coat, there is a coat rack.
What you’ll find inside
Directly in front, you will find our bar area. You can purchase soft drinks, adult beverages, or coffee if you wish. To the right you will find our box- office glass windows, where tickets can be collected or enquiries made. To the north and south side of the foyer are the public restrooms, each with a separate fully ADA stall. Programs and hard copy audience guides will be available from our ushers, or from staff members at the Renaissance tables.
The women’s bathrooms are to the right of the box office, and the men’s are to the left side of the bar area.
Going into the Theater, or The House
We open the house to the audience 30 minutes before the performance or ‘curtain up’ begins
There is one main entrance to head towards the stage area, or the ‘house’ from the foyer, at ground level, where your electronic or paper tickets will be scanned by an usher. Then you will then either turn left or right to enter the actual stage area. Your row and seat number will be on your tickets, this is where you will sit. Ushers will also be present to help guide you to your seats if you have any questions.
The Stage, or Performing Space
In our theater we have what we call a thrust stage. There are rows of seats on either side and at the front. The back of the stage is where the actors will enter from. There will be accessible audience seating for wheelchair users and companion seating at ground and stage level. You will sit here to watch the performance, but you can get up and move around or leave the space if you need to. There will be a quiet space provided for you. Follow the signs or ask an usher.
Assisted Listening Devices
The theater is equipped with an advanced technology Hearing Loop Listening System. The system will broadcast directly to those with T-coil hearing aids. Portable assistive listening devices for conventional listening are also available and may be checked out at the Concessions counter.