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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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Nice theater... small seats

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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.

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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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Shorewood, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is an incredibly beautiful and historic theatre. I enjoyed our visit for that alone. However, we were in one of the highest balcony seats and could barely see and hear the actors because they were so far away. Fortunately, we were there for "A Christmas Story" so we knew the story. Splurge on the good seats and REALLY enjoy... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Very old and ornamental theater unfortunately The seats are old and very skinny almost makes a person feel like a sardine in a can. The good thing is that all seats have a great view of stage and you can see Milwaukee's history in this one theater.

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Great place to see a live performance, beautiful facility. excellent seating, with every seat have a great view.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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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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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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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 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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