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Address: Menomonie, WI
Phone Number: 715-235-9726
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Must see Victorian, gold-gilted, history: the setting is half of the show

We saw a travelling jazz trio play there and it was top notch and the tickets were quite reasonable (compared to if we'd paid for that same quality of musicians in Minneapolis... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Danno D
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Duluth, Minnesota
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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We saw a travelling jazz trio play there and it was top notch and the tickets were quite reasonable (compared to if we'd paid for that same quality of musicians in Minneapolis). The setting has restored the same scenes I'd imagine in a theater in the Victorian era with lovely and ornate stage, ceilings, box seats with so much gold... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Great place to check out a good play, musical, etc and the decor and building are awesome. Highly suggest catching a show when you can.

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

We stopped by the theatre while in Menomonie. I knew nothing about the Tainter family. We took a 45 minute tour of the center with our guide, Lucy. She gave us history on the family and Menomonie. She also spoke about the condition of the theater prior to the renovation. I'm curious to see the other Tainted family buildings and... More 

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Thank Angel M
Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Good place to go for a dress up dinner theatre. Old seats and balcony. Many local plays are put on here. They have a gift shop. Nice tour during weekends. Self and assisted tours are available. I would plan on going here for a dress up night with dinner. Nice place if you are in the area but I would... More 

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We are season ticket holders for the plays that are performed at the Mabel Tainter. We highly recommend the Mable Tainter experience.

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

beautiful theater - not a bad seat in the house that I could find. I look forward to attending more plays.

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Thank Loni A
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This beautiful theater is located in the downtown area, which is also a shopping and restaurant district with very friendly and helpful merchants, and located just on the northern edge of the University of Wisconsin (Stout). The theater has main floor and balcony seating, although there are not an abundance of seats, I'm estimating perhaps150-180 seats. The wood seats have... More 

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Blantyre, Malawi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

It's a well maintained structure.. Andrew who built this had some vision and when u r inside you can feel the history and the people who may have moved in the corridors..

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

We just got done watching the performance of Willy Wonka. Exceptional! My husband, myself, and parents attend at least one play a year here, and sometimes we bring our children, as we did tonight. The kids loved it, and stayed focused. I am amazed, every single time, how they can find such talent!!! The building is beautiful, full of history,... More 

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Thank Jilly070
Menomonie, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Beautiful treasure - hard to believe something this unique sits right in our midst! Theater has great acoustics, no matter where you sit, you're close to the entertainment. 3 levels of the building often display local artists talents and a variety of entertainment choices. Fun to take the self guided tour - find all the hidden history - I heard... More 

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