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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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We love going to events at the Pabst. The aucoustics are AMAZING. It is also a very beautiful facility. If you are afraid of heights, though, stay away from the top section of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We love going to events at the Pabst. The aucoustics are AMAZING. It is also a very beautiful facility. If you are afraid of heights, though, stay away from the top section of seats.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The Pabst Theater is a fantastic venue and I recommend it highly. I was there to see Todd Rundgren with friends earlier this week and felt compelled to share this review as he will be on tour in other cities over the next few months. My friends and I have been Todd fans for thirty years and were so excited... More 

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Wadsworth, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The Pabst Theater & it's sister theater The Riverside are beautifully done and feature consistent big name artists. The main floor seats are roomy and have a nice view of the stage. We got last minute tickets to the balcony this week and we suggest you avoid that area. There is about 8" of leg room, so if you're taller... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Fun venue---convenient location--parking in the area is manageable...very pretty in winter- good restaurants in the area

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Toluca, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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135 reviews 135 reviews
70 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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116 reviews 116 reviews
34 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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85 reviews 85 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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