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Overture Center for the Arts

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Address: 201 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2214
Phone Number: 608-258-4177
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Beautiful place

Beautiful venue, the balcony is a little nauseating, it feels like I'm tipping forward, but I love that no matter where you sit - even in the highest tier - you can still see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Stephanie M
Madison, Wisconsin

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful venue, the balcony is a little nauseating, it feels like I'm tipping forward, but I love that no matter where you sit - even in the highest tier - you can still see perfectly fine! Really enjoy going here.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took in a performance by the band "Chicago" and have been singing ever since~ Such a great venue to enjoy great music! The sound was great and we were able to see each of the members perform. Our seats were not on the main floor which may have added to the experience. The wine is quite expensive for the pour... More 

Thank kristine m
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

his review is for a wedding done this past weekend. I wanted to highlight a few people that went above and beyond for the happy couple. Christina was our event manager all day long and she was phenomenal. She was on top of every detail and was always friendly and available. She made our lives so much easier and I... More 

Thank Tyler W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Feel so blessed to have this great Center in our community. The shows here are top notch, the seats are comfortable, and the people who work here are amazingly helpful and friendly. Great variety of entertainment - something for everyone - and prices are reasonable as compared to Chicago, Boston, and New York for the same quality of performance. Parking... More 

Thank gr8passage
Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

I have been twice recently, once to see Gordon Lightfoot and once to see Diana Ross. The smaller theater, where Lightfoot played, had small seats and was difficult for my mother to navigate with her arthritis. Lots of stairs or walking back and forth for the few elevators. Acoustics were good. Staff kept walking around during the performance and telling... More 

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Madison, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

I have attended numerous performances and functions at this venue and always left impressed at how impressive it is in design and scope. Parking can be a bit of a concern so if you are going for a specific time and performance, allow yourself plenty of time to find one of the local parking garages and don't loose your ticket... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

This is a wonderful place to watch a play or attend a concert. All genres of the performing arts are offered throughout the year. All are top notch. My concern is those seated in the center of a row would have a difficulty exiting if there was an emergency. Purchase a ticket near an aisle.

Thank Tom M
Stoughton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We are subscribers to the Broadway series which comprise 5-6 shows a season. The Overture does a great job of giving us great entertainment in a wonderful setting. We saw 'Kinky Boots' last week, which was fantastic. We are so grateful to have this opportunity to see great shows at a much more reasonable price than offered at Chicago or... More 

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Quincy, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

saw Kinky Boots there and had a blast. it was my first visit there and I was very impressed. here's a few pros and cons. Pros -great location -parking two blocks away for $5 -circular set up inside was great -great seats in the whold place; stadium seating - no one in front of you gets in way -lots of... More 

Thank tim p
Greenfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Yesterday, I attended the Overture Center to see an evening performance. My group of ten ladies had a great experience. The theatre was easy to find, parking was close by, great restaurants nearby, the facility is beautiful. If I were to make a recommendation, the seats were uncomfortable. The backs of the seats were reclining too much. Hard to sit... More 

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