Pabst Theater

PabstTheater
  • 144 E. Wells Street
  • http://www.pabsttheater.org/
  • Hours
  • Saturday: 10am-4pm
  • Last admittance to building: 3:45pm
  • Sunday: NOT OPEN
  • Architect and year: Otto Strack 1895
  • Photography permitted: yes Tripod: no
  • Filming permitted: yes Tripod: no
  • Handicapped accessible: yes Restrooms: yes

Built in 1895, The Pabst is known for its opulence as well as its role in German-American culture in Milwaukee. It is officially designated a City of Milwaukee Landmark and a State of Wisconsin Historical Site, and was also designated a National Historic Landmark in 1991. It is sometimes called the “Grande Olde Lady,” being the oldest theater in Milwaukee’s theater district.
Step inside the fourth oldest continually operated theater in the United States. Explore this great Baroque style theater from lobbies to balconies, as you take a self-guided tour with stops along the way to examine chandeliers and cherubs. Watch a sample of past performances on the theater screen, and view historic photos while you tour Cudahy’s Irish Pub.

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