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Overture Center for the Arts

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Address: 201 State St., Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number: 608-258-4177
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Modern and interesting center

I've been twice at the Overture Center for the Arts. The first time to visit a photo exposition in the Galleries, which was free, the second to attend the Nutcracker performance... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Milan, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I've been twice at the Overture Center for the Arts. The first time to visit a photo exposition in the Galleries, which was free, the second to attend the Nutcracker performance at one of the theaters. It's a multifaceted center, that you can visit in different ways and enjoy differently. A modern space hosting also a small shop.

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We LOVE the Overture of the Arts. They have a Festival every year. In 2016 they are changing it to January. They have people from all over the world preforming for FREE! It is an all day event with vendors and food vendors representing the different Countries. This is TRULY a can't miss!!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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71 reviews 71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A majority of seats in the house are good. Pricey, but good. My preferred area is orchestra circle, and I'm willing to pay for that vantage point. Box seats are available also, and the view there is surprisingly good. One wonderful feature of the Overture Center: Before the show begins, patrons may pre-purchase beverages for pick-up at Intermission. Frequently an... More 

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Plover, Wisconsin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Enjoyed a Martha Redbone concert in this spectacularly beautiful venue. The acoustics were perfect for her soulful renditions. I find myself looking for other shows to enjoy here.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Take a tour, see a show, visit the art museum. Just go! You owe it to yourself not to miss this place. Great shows, great staff, reasonable prices; it's a showplace!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The Overture Center is a modern performing arts center with one large theater that seats about 2200, a smaller theater that seats about 1000, a playhouse that seats about 400 and three smaller studios/performance spaces in addition to art galleries and a museum of modern art. Because of the top-notch facility, they get the top tier Broadway touring companies and... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The Madison Symphony Orchestra performs at the Overture Center,. The acoustics are fabulous, and the conductor superb. It is well worth a visit

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A very funny and intelligent play. The cast was great. Each player gets their moment to shine. A great example of why live theater is so wonderful.

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Lake Mills, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This place is GORGEOUS! The staff is very courteous and prompt. They do weddings and stuff too. Highly recommended.

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Edgerton, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Between classical concerts and International festivals, this is a great center to visit. Some of the events are even free and there are different venues within the building, each with their own unique design.

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