Theater is unique in its ability to bring us together, to remind us of what really matters. We believe it is more important than ever to continue telling stories that make you feel more, think harder and laugh louder — stories you won’t see anywhere else.
We can’t wait until we can safely see you in the lobby after a great show and hand you our signature chocolate! The page below contains information for when it will safe to meet again.
Because your health and safety is our top priority, we reimagined our 2020-21 season with an inspiring and flexible virtual season that’s just right for right now when we all need it most.
Thank you for your patience as we navigate these challenging times. Stay healthy!
WELCOME to Renaissance Theaterworks!
We're know for handing out chocolates at the end of every performance. And that's just the icing on the cake!
In our new artistic home you will feel just as welcome as you felt at the Broadway Theatre Center. Or maybe even more. Our new performance space, located in the vibrant Walker's Point neighborhood, has better parking options nearby and its own parking lot! While you relax in the spacious, comfortable lobby, before the show or during intermission, you can visit the friendly box office and enjoy snacks and beverages from the full bar and concession stand.
Plan Your Visit To Our New Performance Space
Beginning in January 20201, we're moving our performances from the Studio Theater at the Broadway Theatre Center to a beautiful performance space less than a thousand steps away at 255 S Water Street, also home to Next Act Theatre. We're truly excited about being able to provide more more amenities and accessibility features. Join us in our new home!
255 S Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204
BOX OFFICE: 414-278-0765
The Box Office is open daily, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm and two hours prior to every performance.
We recommend planning extra time for parking.
Limited parking in the lot to the southeast of the Next Act Theatre building is available during weeknight and weekend performances only. This map indicates what parking spaces are reserved for our patrons. In addition to the lot, there is free street parking surrounding the theatre on South Water Street, South Barclay Street, and East Pittsburgh Avenue (two-hour limit until 7:00 pm).
Parking for Wednesday Matinée Performances
There is no access to the parking lot for Wednesday matinée performances. We're always on the lookout for alternative options. We will let you know as those become available. Free street parking is available along South Water Street and South Barclay Street. Please be aware it fills up quickly by employees of Third Ward businesses.
There are two parking structures nearby:
- Historic Third Ward Parking Structure: 212 N Milwaukee – ten-minute walk
- Italian Community Center Parking Lot: 631 E Chicago Street – 15-minute walk
The #15 and Green Line MetroExpress bus stops on the corner of South 1st Street and East Pittsburgh Avenue. Visit ridemcts.com for more information and to plan your bus route.
158 N Broadway, Fifth Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202
We are open Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. COVID-19 note: All Renaissance Theaterworks staff are currently working remotely due to the CDC recommendations around COVID-19 and Wisconsin’s “safer at home” policies.
A True Milwaukee Experience
The surrounding Walker’s Point neighborhood offers a range of dining options to complement your night on the town. Here is a list of a few area restaurants to check out during your stay. Enjoy!