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Overture Center for the Arts

201 State St., Madison, WI 53703
608-258-4177
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Ranked #12 of 52 attractions in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Architectural Buildings, Performances
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Merrimac
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Seats for War Horse were up in the nosebleed area, did not realize the balcony was so far from the stage. 1st time there. Learned a lesson the hard way. Will do a better job the next time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Madison is blessed to have the Overture Center! With seven performance venues and several art galleries, there is always something going on. The building is an architectural gem, and is a feast for the eyes. And having a 1920's vaudeville theater incorporated into the modern building is really a surprise. We go to plays, symphonies, operas, the National Geographic Live... More

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Janesville
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134 reviews 134 reviews
35 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Love, love, love going to shows here. Always excited when I get the book of the shows for the upcoming season. Plan out which shows I'm going to & mark on the calendar when the tickets go on sale. Multiple show area's & they are all very nice.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The place is beautiful and located right on State Street. It brings good entertainment. The only problem is that if you buy from their website, you will end up with bad located seats. I bought it in advance, chose the option "best available" and when I got there with friends that decided to go last minute, they could buy much... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This theatre is worthy of an address in NYC or another world capital. Beautiful new construction; the main theatre is well appointed and has wonderful acoustics. The smaller theatre, in the old (yet renovated) part of the building si cozy and intimate and beautiful too. Walking by it you get the impression of grandeur, and it doesnt disappoint when you... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The Overture and Capital theaters are wonderful. Beverages are allowed in the theater but not snacks yet. Theater is located on State Street which has lots of things to do and see.

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Wonderful displays of modern and 'traditional' art. Unexpectedly happened on schools choir performance. Really great.

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Troy
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18 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

My husband and I came here for my daughter's dance recital. Coming in from out of town, I didn't know what to expect. This venue is very nice and the location is excellent.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Ambitious idea that fails to deliver. There are many luxuries in the venue, but the shows are reruns of prior performances, the venue has terrible bathrooms (both in too few and open to the homeless rife in the area), and parking can be a nightmare. Why would you offer "sell out" productions and have no valet parking for eldery or... More

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

While visiting Madison, we learned of the International Festival that was going on at the Overture Center. Free admission, great music and shopping. Wonderful children's area with story telling as well as other activities. Look forward to going next year.

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