Pabst Theater

  • 144 E. Wells Street
  • Hours
  • Saturday: 10am - 3pm
  • Sunday: NOT OPEN
  • Architect and year: Otto Strack 1895
  • Photography permitted: yes
  • Filming permitted: no

This theater is not the first on this spot. It succeeds the Nunnemacher Grand Opera Theater built in 1871, renovated and renamed the Stadt Theater in 1890, 2/3 of which burned down shortly after. Milwaukee’s jewel box. Explore this great Baroque theater from balconies to backstage as you take a self-guided tour with docents along the way to examine chandeliers, dressing rooms, prop departments, and exclusive catering and entertainment spaces for performances. Watch a sample of past performances on the theater screen, and view historic photos while you have a drink in the pub.