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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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This theater is a gem!!!!!

Went to see Gordon Lightfoot on Wed., 11/4. The acoustics of this theater are amazing!!! At almost 77, Gordon Lightfoot still puts on a GREAT show!!! We really enjoyed it a lot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Karen H
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to see Gordon Lightfoot on Wed., 11/4. The acoustics of this theater are amazing!!! At almost 77, Gordon Lightfoot still puts on a GREAT show!!! We really enjoyed it a lot!! This was my first time to the Pabst theater and I was in awe!! It is so beautiful!!! I will have to see more concerts here!! What a... More 

Thank Karen H
Fontana, Wisconsin
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome. Every word, every note, every expression....just like the lads from Liverpool. A totally enjoyable concert. These guys rock. We loved it.

Thank berford1
Antioch, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw Melissa Etheridge at the Pabst Theatre. Was my first visit and I would love to go back for another play/concert. On the lines of downtown Chicago theatres but smaller and way less hassle to park. Beautiful inside, old world class.

Thank 12christine21
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there for the Arlo Guthrie concert. We were treated to a set from his daughter Sarah Lee Guthrie as well. The acoustics in this building are awesome! You could see and hear from any seat in the house. The in,y downside was it was not well lit as we went to our seats, and without a railing to... More 

Thank Patti501
Estero, Florida
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121 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Very nice, almost intimate venue. However, with three tiers of seating, and opening the doors just a half hour before performance made getting up the stairs and past volunteers who were directing people to the right entrance ,...well,...a challenge. Once in the acoustics were superb

Thank RoyVB
New York City, New York
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263 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The Pabst Theater is a beauty on the outside. I didn’t see a show but just toured the building and its beautiful on the outside.

Thank pastytravels
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140 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I have seen several things at this theatre it is a favorite of school field trips so keep that in mind. A great venue, I think everyone has been here at least once for a show.

Thank Gerbes
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Just trying to give feed back-----wanted to go to " Mystic India ".....But for some folks you guys are pricing your shows out of range with your extra fees. In my case the tickets would have been $45 each for the upper balcony...( $75 and $60 on main floor )so some of us folks have to decide--is it worth $90... More 

Thank suedo66
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My first visit to the Pabst was to see Marcus Luttrell's Patriot Tour. The theater itself is beautiful... but the seats are small and cramped. Granted, I'm 6'4", but I felt like i was crammed in an airline seat... As others have mentioned, empty your bladder before entering - not nearly enough bathrooms.

Thank Jason M
New York City
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360 reviews
71 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Beautiful theatre with busts of Wagner and Beethoven in the architecture. Good acoustics and nice sight lines. Great place to attend a show.

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