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Madison Civic Center

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Address: 211 State St., Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number: 608-258-4177
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Downtown arts and entertainment complex features Repertory Theatre,...

Downtown arts and entertainment complex features Repertory Theatre, Broadway-style productions and live concerts.

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Look for Overture Ctr. or Capitol Theatre now

If you're looking for a performance for kids or adults, the Overture Center is definitely the place to go. This beautiful structure replaced the Civic Ctr. years ago but they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2013
kirchie
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portage wi

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

If you're looking for a performance for kids or adults, the Overture Center is definitely the place to go. This beautiful structure replaced the Civic Ctr. years ago but they left the old and tired Oscar Mayer Theatre and updated it and changed it to the Capitol Theatre. The Capitol is inside the Overture but there is also a very... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Very interesting building. Awesome organ. They don't have organized tours, but if you call in advance you can have a free tour arranged. Pretty darn good local talent and good selection of visiting/traveling productions.

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Linden, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Going to the Civic Center for a show is always a great experience. They have excellent shows there and seating is good.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

The Madison Civic Center was great in it's day but it no longer exists. It has been replaced by the Overture Center for the Arts. The old Capitol Theater which was the flagship of the old Civic Center still exists in a modified form with the Overture Center built around it. The Capitol Theater retains all of its old elegance... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

This place was replaced by the Overture Center. I just couldn't resist saying so. I kinda miss the old dump, which was a cheapo restoration of an old theater. Tired, tired, tired......

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