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Pabst Theater

144 E. Wells St., Milwaukee, WI 53208 (Downtown)
414-286-3663
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Ranked #7 of 86 attractions in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Theaters
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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89 reviews 89 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

If you find a funner place to see performers let us know because this is great. Main floor seating best as balcony is steep but I have seen all kinds of acts and plays and all are great in this space. Garrison Keilor and Lyle Lovett and The B 52s and The Christmas Carole and ... Oh Joe Jackson. Yeah... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This place takes you back to Milwaukee's past. It is a fun place to see live shows. A wonderful piece of history.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

the seats were uncomfortable, and the bathrooms inconvenient and small. It's showing signs of age, and should be better maintained for as lovely as it could be. Many restored theaters take great pride in their historic significance. This theater may have started that way, but someone is slipping in it's care. HORRIBLE parking ramp under the venue for the size... More

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Bay View, WI
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104 reviews 104 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Saw Rick Springfield here recently. I had forgotten how beautiful this theater is. Seemed more quaint than The Riverside.I will keep coming back as long as they bring in good acts. Its nice to see a Christmas play or concert at this historical place Location is nice for people staying downtown, there are a few hotels nearby. In the summer... More

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Joliet, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The venue is a great place to see a concert, the venue is smallish and very ornate. Reminiscent of the Rialto in Joliet Illinois. Just not as large.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stayed at the nearby intercontinental hotel, which I would recommend because it is connected to the Pabst Theater. We didn't even have to go outside to get to the theater. The theater is ornate and beautiful. There is no bad seat in the house and it is a fairly intimate environment. The staff were friendly and helpful. I would... More

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Milwaukee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

From ballet to zydeco viewing a performance at the Pabst Theater is engaging and intimate. The huge chandelier adds a bit of sparkle to any event. The upper seats are a little tight on leg room, but you can still see and hear beautifully.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Great place seats 2500 so it is nice and cozy. We sat in upper level and it was rather hot. Drinks were reasonably priced. Near nice hotels and plenty of choices of where to eat.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

love this place always had great concerts here and always will have a soft place for it, yes spent here and I love it

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Woodstock, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Top notch entertainment at the Pabst, great restaurants all within walking distance (and say hi to the Fonz), parking that doesn't gouge you like Chicago does. Lot of history at the Pabst; seeing a show like Martin Short in a venue with a aura of when entertainers came out and put on a show, it doesn't get any better than... More

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