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Overture Center for the Arts

Address: 201 State St., Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number: 608-258-4177
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Architectural buildings, Performances, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Type: Art museums, Architectural buildings, Performances, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Wisconsin
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Amazing common areas for chatting and art displays, viewing the Capital. A must walk through on any State Street visit. The performance halls are very comfortable.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Come visit, it is one of the best performance arts centers in the US. This is a $300 million building in Madison and a work of art. They also book great shows like Lion King. They have an art museum and Fresco, a roof top restaurant in the building, check them out.

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Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We attended a performance in the Playhouse Theater at the Overture Center. The play was outstanding! Our balcony seats were on an aisle and we had not trouble seeing the small stage.

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

It was only five bucks to get into the parking garage across the street from the Overture. This is a bargain, considering in other places we could end up paying four, five or six times as much. The lighting in the theater when it was needed was very good. The staff was helpful. It was easy to see the stage... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Wonderful venue. The restored theater was utterly fabulous. Loved every minute. Already planning our next trip back.

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Cambridge, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Fantastic acoustics in the Symphony hall and the entire front of the building looks out on State St. and the beautiful Capital of WI!

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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We've attended several plays and concerts at the Overture Center. We've been seated in many different locations and have not been disappointed with any seat. Buying tickets online is easy, you can either have tickets mailed to you or left at the Will Call location. The lobby is large and the theater is easily found in town. Parking is also... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My daughter surprised me with tickets to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. She purchased tickets rather last-minute, so I was pleasantly surprised by the good location of our seats. I don't think there is a bad seat in the house, whether for seeing or hearing. The Overture Center is celebrating its 10th year anniversary. It still looks brand-new... More 

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Fall River, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We attended the Madison Rising Stars performance in Madison Wi. at the Overture Center in October. The event showcases upcoming local potential performers. There were dancers, comedians, singers, instrumental performers and more. One performance in particular was by Shlomi Calvo, an Hang Drum expert. Very interesting music and pleasurable not heard by most. The theater was full and the crowd... More 

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Mayville, Wisconsin, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Saw the show Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. While the show itself was good, I feel the $60.00 we paid for the 2nd level seats were a bit pricey. Would see an event here again, but wouldn't pay this amount for the seat location.

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