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Pabst Theater

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Address: 144 East Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53208
Phone Number: 414-286-3663
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Lewis Black

We saw Lewis Black at the Pabst this past October. His show is awesome and the theater is beautiful. Our seats were in the balcony but it looks like no matter where you sit, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
kayday_84
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Toluca, Illinois
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Toluca, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We saw Lewis Black at the Pabst this past October. His show is awesome and the theater is beautiful. Our seats were in the balcony but it looks like no matter where you sit, the view is good. We are from Illinois and at the time, this was the closest venue for Lewis Black. We are happy we made the... More 

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Zionsville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Our first time to the Pabst Theater was in mid-December for A Christmas Carol. We weren't sure what to expect, but were delighted with the experience. The theater is obviously very old, but has been restored and is very well taken care of. The chandeliers may have been my favorite - they sparkle and provide a very dramatic effect. The... More 

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Brookfield, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Come for the entertainment. But savor the Venue! The Pabst Theater reminds me of a classic opera European opera house. The restored beauty of this facility should not be missed. Note however that the seats also reflect the classic small dimensions. We totally enjoyed the stand up comedy of Jim Gaffigan! This outstanding comic is also family friendly. Don't miss... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Attended a concert in November. I love the preservation of the historic painting and charm of the pabst. 3 levels, seats are a bit squishy (people smaller back in the day) but not a bad seat in the house.

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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Pabst Theatre located downtown Milwaukee is a historical masterpiece. As soon as you enter, you feel as if you are taken back in time. I have been to this theatre over a dozen times and love it. Every year, my husband and now two grown daughters, make it our tradition to attend "The Christmas Carol" at the Pabst. When... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Attended the play this past weekend! OUTSTANDING PREFORMANCE!!! I have gone to this play or over 20 years and enjoyed every time EXCEPT for two years ago. I boycotted the play last year because of the way they had changed the story and characters, my family asked that we try it one time. We were glad we did, The entrance... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Attended the "A Christmas Carol" play today. Excellent, excellent, excellent!! Went to a matinee viewing with my daughter's school. She loved it as did every other kid in the place - from middle school up to high school. Would definitely recommend to anyone. For the school groups that pricing was very reasonable, seemed to be a lot more expensive for... More 

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Wisconsin
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

It was our first time traveling to this venue for a concert and we LOVED it! We saw Phillip Phillips and he was amazing. The theater was so old and full of character. The chandelier's were absolutely beautiful. All seats would be great, in my opinion. We were on 2nd tier and they were great seats. Can't wait to go... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Very cool venue - absolutely beautiful old theater! The seats are really small (like airplane seats!) so a bit uncomfortable during a 2+ hour long show.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is our favorite place to see a show! There isn't a bad seat in the house. The theater has been well taken care of ! This is a Milwaukee must see!

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