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Madison Civic Center

211 State St., Madison, WI 53703
608-258-4177
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Ranked #30 of 41 Attractions in Madison
Type: Civic Centers, Landmarks
Owner description: Downtown arts and entertainment complex features Repertory Theatre, Broadway-style productions and...
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Type: Civic Centers, Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: Downtown arts and entertainment complex features Repertory Theatre, Broadway-style productions and live concerts.

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portage wi
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75 reviews 75 reviews
42 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

If you're looking for a performance for kids or adults, the Overture Center is definitely the place to go. This beautiful structure replaced the Civic Ctr. years ago but they left the old and tired Oscar Mayer Theatre and updated it and changed it to the Capitol Theatre. The Capitol is inside the Overture but there is also a very... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Very interesting building. Awesome organ. They don't have organized tours, but if you call in advance you can have a free tour arranged. Pretty darn good local talent and good selection of visiting/traveling productions.

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Linden, WI
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Going to the Civic Center for a show is always a great experience. They have excellent shows there and seating is good.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

The Madison Civic Center was great in it's day but it no longer exists. It has been replaced by the Overture Center for the Arts. The old Capitol Theater which was the flagship of the old Civic Center still exists in a modified form with the Overture Center built around it. The Capitol Theater retains all of its old elegance... More 

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Madison
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137 reviews 137 reviews
37 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

This place was replaced by the Overture Center. I just couldn't resist saying so. I kinda miss the old dump, which was a cheapo restoration of an old theater. Tired, tired, tired......

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