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Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater

Address: Menomonie, WI
Phone Number: 715-235-9726
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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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109 reviews 109 reviews
28 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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186 reviews 186 reviews
37 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 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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Menomonie, Wisconsin, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Scottsdale, AZ
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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Step back into the time of the Wisconsin lumber barons as the Theater was built in 1889. We enjoyed the Gershwin matinee performance with some terrific local talent from this college town.

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Menomonie
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This theater is a gem. The building is a memorial to Mabel Tainter who died when she was a teenager, built by her father who was a lumber baron. It is a monstrous Romanesque style building. From the outside there is not a hint that it contains s theater. But surprise! The beautiful theater and other gorgeous rooms are there!... More 

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

With a very active community theater guild and a full assortment of professional and amateur performances to choose from, this gem of a performing arts center offers something for everyone. Recently remodeled, it is very accessible. The architecture is stunning with elaborate stained glass windows and original oil paintings. It is truly a community treasure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

I have performed on the stage several times and it is by far the best theater I've ever been in. the history, architecture and artistic design of this theater is spectacular. I would recommend going to any show that is being shown at that time and if not at least take a tour

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

I have worked behind the scenes at this historic theatre and never really knew much about it until I did. I have worked 4 performances there and being able to go behind the scenes is a wonderful experience. The backstage is very small but we made it work. One performance had over 40 participants and another had 30 with LOTS... More 

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