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Overture Center for the Arts

201 State St., Madison, WI 53703
608-258-4177
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Ranked #10 of 48 attractions in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums, Architectural Buildings, Performances
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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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madison WI
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Saw the Nutcracker over the holidays. Always a fun night out at the Overature Center. 2200 seats so always a nice venue. Great acustics as it was once the Oscar Meyer Theater The seats are comfortable and you can enjoy a drink before the show or at intermission Looking foward to the next preformance

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Traveled to Madison to take in the show 'Red'. AMAZING! Play took place in a smaller theatre downstairs. We sat in the first row balcony. Great seats. The building in itself is a wonder. We walked around for a bit after the show to take in the architecture. Easy parking near the building. Great selection of bars / restaurants within... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

A friend and I just saw Sister Act. I really enjoyed the show! It had great music and wonderful costumes. We got the 4 show speciality package and have been please with our seats. This time we were slightly left in orchestra. We could hear and see everything up close. So glad I got these tickets.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Every now and then they have nice art showing in the foyer. I wish they had more of a variety of shows. It seems like they have great things for free for the kids, but not much for music and theater when compared to larger cities.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Kathy Griffin show, mid-October. Paid $100 for pair of seat WAAAAAAY up in the back of the room. Seats themselves were uncomfortable enough (smaller, much smaller than those on the main floor) but - it was SO HOT up there, I actually got a nosebleed! Ushers had to have been aware; they were not easy to flag down, as we... More

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Lake Delton, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Our family went to see the Madison orchestra for the Christmas concert. We enjoyed this venue greatly. It is close to parking and tons of restaurants. The sounds inside the theater are amazing. Oh and before we went into the theater, there were carolers in the lobby. Beautiful place. Returning this year for A Christmas Carol.

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Lodi, Wisconsin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We've seen several live shows here, most recently in July. This venue is well run and there are plenty of staff members on hand to help you get where you need to be. The hall itself is excellent but we would recommend seats in the lower portion verses the mezzanine.

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Baltimore
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527 reviews 527 reviews
157 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

This is where most of Madison's concerts and Broadway shows are at. Seats are nice and prices are comparable to other venues. A good variety of shows are held here. It's convenient and located right off of State Street. Parking, as with everything along State Street, can be difficult at times.

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madison, wisconsin
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

From the stunning glass architecture to the glorious Overture theatre, this is a true showcase for Madison. The beauty and sound in the theater is perfect for the Madison Symphony Orchestra, the Madison Opera, and visiting Broadway shows. Wedding receptions, concerts, art galleries, restaurant and gift shop round out this spectacular spot.

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