Fireside Theatre
Fireside Theatre
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Fireside Dinner Theatre is one of the Midwest's most popular entertainment destinations and the only Actor's Equity dinner theatre in Wisconsin. The Klopcic family is proud to celebrate 59 years of hospitality in charming, historic Fort Atkinson. The Fireside Dinner Theatre, a favorite destination for couples, families and tour groups alike offers a variety of things to do. Browse the unique gift shops, enjoy award-winning cuisine, and top off the evening with one of the best professional theatre experiences Wisconsin has to offer.
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  • Kai A
    Warrenville, Illinois29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another good time at the Fireside!
    We went to the Sunday midday performance of Grumpy Old Men. The play was very funny & we all enjoyed it. The actors seemed to enjoy doing the play & to have fun with the material. We had dinner, which was very tasty. The ticketing process was very straightforward, and picking up the tickets at the theater went smoothly. One of our party was in a wheel chair, and the staff was very helpful about getting that party and the rest of us to our seats. I have been to the Fireside several times, and I always have a good time.
    Thank you for leaving such detailed feedback about your experience. We are glad that everything went so well and look forward to having you back again!
    Written June 1, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 17, 2023
  • johnandmichele2015
    Lindenhurst, Illinois61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a must to Experience!
    From the moment you walk in, you will the opportunity to do a little shopping before or after you dine. They escort you to your table. The meal selection is outstanding and provides a variety. At time of dinner you can add to your meal - but this is a four course meal. After the meal, relax at on of several bars or shop. The stage is amazing, they use every inch of the stage. There is not a bad seat. We will come back!
    Thanks for visiting The Fireside and leaving some feedback!
    Written December 29, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 1, 2023
  • Pat S
    Albert Lea, Minnesota86 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome Dinner Theatre in Ft Atkinson WE
    What an awesome evening we spent with our cousins eating and being entertained at the Fireside. Saw the Musical Titanic. The food was outstanding, the bar drinks very reasonable, and the musical was outstanding. Can't wait to go back and visit and hopefully get a chance to attend another performance. Don't forget they have great gift shops on site also. Lots of fun stuff to buy and take home for yourself or others.
    We love to hear that you enjoyed some family time and hope to have you back soon! Thanks for visiting!
    Written December 29, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 25, 2023
  • pdillon562
    Carol Stream, Illinois13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Show
    We went to see Scrooge the Musical. Great Cast and very entertaining. We sat in Section Y for the play. My only distraction, from being fully engaged, was i felt like the actors backs were to us a bit more that the other sections. However, it didn't ruin the spectacular performance for any of us The food was what I'd expected. Service was Outstanding. Highly Recommend
    Thanks for visiting The Fireside Dinner Theatre and leaving feedback!
    Written December 29, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 13, 2023
  • David G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love the Fireside
    Honestly I wasn’t sure what Jersey Boys was about. I knew it had to do with Frankie Valli. We loved it, reminded me Of my childhood and I had no idea they were responsible for so many songs! Food was excellent!! It’s a 90 minute drive, but we are planning on coming up more often. Thank you for a wonderful day
    Thank you for making that 90 minute drive and visiting The Fireside. We value your feedback and it will be shared with our team. See you next time!
    Written February 3, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 3, 2024
  • jrowin
    Wisconsin1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent show!
    Always an excellent show in a theater in the round. Staff is friendly and on top of their game. Dinner is good in a fun eclectic atmosphere. We drive an hour to get there and it never disappoints! Ps - See Jersey Boys before it’s gone!!! Outstanding!
    Thank you for stopping out to see our production of Jersey Boys! We appreciate you making that hour long drive and look forward to an opportunity to serve you again!
    Written February 15, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 4, 2024
  • isobarb
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great dinner and show
    Everything was perfect from beginning to the end. Fun drinks at the bar first. We went on a Thursday so had the buffet dinner before the show. Great service, every bite delicious and many choices. The show Jersey Boys was FABULOUS! Lots of smiles in the audience, mouthing the words to the songs, and a standing ovation.
    Thank you for making a trip to The Fireside! We are glad that you enjoyed your experience from start to finish.
    Written February 15, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 9, 2024
  • Jennifer M
    Madison, Wisconsin9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fireside is wonderful! See Jersey Boys before it ends, if you can!
    I went to the Fireside for the first time to see Jersey Boys and wasn't sure what to expect. I've seen many shows at the Overture Center in Madison (having been a volunteer usher there for a year now), and wasn't sure how this would compare. I'm very glad that I went, and would highly recommend it to others. The overall ambiance is wonderful, the food (& service) was excellent, and the show was absolutely fabulous (& got a well-earned standing ovation). I was a bit skeptical of the 20'x20' "theater in the round" setup going into it, but with the judicious use of a "sinking floor" (that enabled them to switch out props/settings) it had the feel of a much bigger stage, along with the warm intimacy of a relatively small theater where you were close to the actors. The cast of Jersey Boys were all outstanding, enabling the audience to effortlessly get caught up in the compelling storyline. If you've been meaning to give the Fireside a try, you should definitely try to go see Jersey Boys before it ends on February 25th if you can. You won't regret it!
    Thank you for taking a chance on The Fireside! We are glad that you enjoyed our production of Jersey Boys and found the show to be outstanding. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you (or anyone you so kindly send this way) again!
    Written February 15, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written February 12, 2024
  • Vicky Kay J
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go see Fiddler on the Roof at the Fireside Theater!
    The Fiddler on the Roof show was absolutely amazing! I have seen this show several times and this was my favorite by far. Performers were typecast perfectly and the emotions passed through them to the audience. I would give it TEN stars!
    Thank you so much for visiting and letting us know how much you loved our performance of Fiddler On the Roof!
    Written March 25, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 24, 2024
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360sallyg
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
My husband and I purchased tickets for the Holiday Inn performance starting in November. We got a notice that due to Covid they were not going to have the production. They would not refund our tickets even though they cancelled the show. I could understand if I cancelled but not if they cancelled! Our only options were to either get a gift certificate, get booked for the corresponding date in 2021 or a different performance in 2021. I wrote them a letter to state my dissatisfaction and never got a response. Now today I get an email about a Halloween show that they are having!?! What a racket! It sounds to me that they are selling tickets to things and then cancelling so they still get the income and use of our money for a year! Buyer Beware!
Written October 12, 2020
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360sallyg, I'm sorry that you are disappointed with the rescheduling of Holiday Inn. With current Covid-19 related restrictions and guidelines in place, we are not able to produce Broadway shows because we cannot effectively space and distance our cast and crew on a 20' x 20' stage, backstage, or in the housing. We can, however, continue to provide entertainment responsibly and safely with one to two person tribute concerts and special events, which is what we are currently offering. We have contacted anyone who has sent any communication regarding their tickets to Holiday Inn, so if you have not been contacted by us in reference to the letter you sent, please email us at information@firesidetheatre.com with your contact info so that we can discuss your options over the phone. Thank you!
Written November 8, 2020
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Ron S
Tipton, IA64 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
We have been to the fireside theater many times in the past and have enjoyed our visits very much. However due to the Pandemic they have moved our reservations three times and refuse to give us a refund. Their last offer was to schedule us a show in June of 2022 !!!! This may be legal but certainly not ethical and extremely poor public relations.
Written January 21, 2021
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Hi Ron. I'm so sorry that we disappointed you. Please send us your contact info to information@firesidetheatre.com so that one of our customer service agents can follow up with you. Thank you!
Written January 24, 2021
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19Loritz79
Manitowoc, WI242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Our first time ever at The Fireside and it was completely an a amazing adventure. We didn’t get to eat due to Covid and restrictions but the whole experience was overwhelming. The show was Joseph and the technicolor dream coat. The show was nothing I could have imagined, great seating, great staff and can’t imagine how you can bring a broadway theater to Fort Atkinson. We WILL be back and would recommend this to everyone.
Written October 23, 2021
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Ellen Disrude
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
The waitress Angie was wonderful, Arlene guest server was so caring The food was so deliciousI would recommend Fireside to everyone it's amazing. Also Arden the guest server was very caring,Lindsy guest server was so caring. Eli is so understanding and is outstanding. He deserves a medal.
Written July 31, 2022
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19Loritz79
Manitowoc, WI242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
This was our very first time doing the Sunday brunch buffet/ show. The entire experience if something everyone should try. The brunch was fantastic and the service is wonderful. Then after your great brunch you get to watch over 2 hours of full musical / acting entertainment. This is truly a experience you will enjoy. Great job Fireside Theater for wanting us to return again.
Written May 9, 2022
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Jennifer M
Madison, WI9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I went to the Fireside for the first time to see Jersey Boys and wasn't sure what to expect. I've seen many shows at the Overture Center in Madison (having been a volunteer usher there for a year now), and wasn't sure how this would compare. I'm very glad that I went, and would highly recommend it to others.

The overall ambiance is wonderful, the food (& service) was excellent, and the show was absolutely fabulous (& got a well-earned standing ovation). I was a bit skeptical of the 20'x20' "theater in the round" setup going into it, but with the judicious use of a "sinking floor" (that enabled them to switch out props/settings) it had the feel of a much bigger stage, along with the warm intimacy of a relatively small theater where you were close to the actors. The cast of Jersey Boys were all outstanding, enabling the audience to effortlessly get caught up in the compelling storyline. If you've been meaning to give the Fireside a try, you should definitely try to go see Jersey Boys before it ends on February 25th if you can. You won't regret it!
Written February 12, 2024
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Thank you for taking a chance on The Fireside! We are glad that you enjoyed our production of Jersey Boys and found the show to be outstanding. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you (or anyone you so kindly send this way) again!
Written February 15, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Venture255726
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
We have been long time season ticket holders and we are not upset at all about not giving refunds for shows that got rescheduled. Just like our Europe River cruise that we we put out 10,000 dollars and got rescheduled. You just have something to look forward to this our next year. 1 time we wrote down the wrong date and missed our show! What did Fireside do? They let us pick another day instead of saying to bad you snooze you loose! They are doing a great job considering with what’s going on with Covid-19. Fireside please keep up the great work your doing!!
Written May 12, 2021
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auntie2x
Oshkosh, Wisconsin3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
Our tickets to the show in May 2020 was cancelled due to the pandemic. There was NO refund offered at the time and there still isn't. They automatically put us into a different show but we took the gift certificate even though we wanted a refund and could use the money at that time...it is the middle of a Pandemic after all. I have contacted them several more times by email requesting a refund. The emails are not answered. I'll see if a manager actually has the decency to return my call. There has been NO updated communication, since April, from them as to if or when shows are going to restart. If shows are not going to restart, I want my money back.
The money could be used for more important things like paying bills instead of it being held by them.
Written November 27, 2020
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Hello. We are so sorry that you are disappointed with us. We are not aware of any guests that are waiting for us to return communication with them? Could you please email us your contact info to information@firesidetheatre.com and one of our customer service agents will follow up with you on this issue. Thank you!
Written January 8, 2021
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Sandra C
Brookfield, WI149 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Had a great time at today's performance of Grease. The buffet offered many choices and everything was very good. You will not go away hungry! The performance was good, but I could do without the 15 min rundown of future shows (thanks, I can read!). My only complaint was the actress who played Sandy; she was a bore. The rest of the cast was very good.
Written October 23, 2022
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Sandra, I am glad you enjoyed your time at The Fireside! Thank you for the feedback!
Written November 9, 2022
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Lakelady
Lake Geneva, WI41 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
We attended Cinderella with our 4 and 6 year old granddaughters. We chose the Sunday brunch hoping to find options to please our group. Unfortunately, it did not. Why, why would you serve options kids won’t eat? Isn’t this play designed for children? Fruit that it!
The food was cold, all of it! Weird options.

The play never disappoints, they loved it! . I just know to tell our friends and family to eat before you go,
We paid $500 for an experience with our girls, sadly it wasn’t great.
Written August 23, 2021
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Fireside Theatre is open:
  • Sun - Sun 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM



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