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Pabst Theater


Pabst Theater

144 E Wells St Milwaukee WI 53202

Events at this venue were rated 4.8 by 11 members.

Milwaukee’s jewel box, The Pabst Theater, was built in 1895 and was designed by architect Otto Strack in the tradition of the great European opera houses. Its opulent Baroque interior includes an Austrian crystal chandelier, a staircase crafted from white Italian Carrara marble, and a proscenium arch – highlighted in gold leaf – framing the stage.

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Map and Directions

The Pabst Theater, a National Historic Landmark, stands on the northwest corner of Wells and Water streets in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. - From the west on Interstate 94:
Take the I-43 North / Kilbourn Ave. exit from the right lane. Proceed through the Kilbourn Ave. tunnel straight onto Kilbourn Ave. and stay on Kilbourn for approximately seven blocks until you cross the river. Turn right at the first corner past the river onto Water Street. The Pabst is one block south at the corner of Wells and Water streets. From the south on Interstate 43/94:
Take the Plankinton Avenue exit from the right lane while on the Highrise Bridge. Follow Plankinton northbound approximately 4 blocks north to Wells Street. Turn right on Wells. The Pabst Theater is 1 block east, just over the river, at the corner of Wells and Water Streets. From the north on Interstate 43:
Take the McKinley Avenue exit east. Continue east on McKinley Avenue until you cross the river (about 5 blocks) and turn right on Water Street. Proceed south on Water Street for 5 blocks. The Pabst Theater is on the corner of Wells and Water Streets. Parking Info: The Pabst sells discounted parking passes for the Impark parking structure at the corner of Wells and Broadway Streets (about a block east of the theater). The entrance to the Impark structure is on the east side of Broadway, just north of Wells.
Buy a discounted parking pass from our box office and present that as you leave the structure. Discounted parking passes are also available while buying tickets online and by phone (phone hours are 9 AM – 9 PM seven days a week). The structure is automated so please keep both the ticket that you get upon entry and the one that you purchase from us . The discounted Impark parking vouchers are valid starting at 5 PM everyday, 7 days a week.
The address of the structure is 330 E Wells St. Milwaukee, 53202

Handicap Information

The landmark historic buildings of the Pabst Theater, Riverside Theater, and Turner Hall Ballroom accommodate special seating needs as part of normal business practices. We value each and every patron. We believe every purchase should be satisfactory and we work to ensure that every experience is the best that it can be. We understand the importance of personal comfort and convenience while attending performances at our venues. Our venues have elevators for entering the venue, for access to seating, and to accessible restrooms.
Customers with walking aids or wheelchairs have the option of storing them during shows. Our ushers are available for seating assistance.
The Pabst Theater also offers hearing assistance devices for many types of shows. Please speak with the House Manager on the night of the performance for details. Other accommodations can be made based on specific needs – ask the box office when you’re buying your tickets.

Handicap seating may be available.

Please contact us before buying tickets to make arrangements.