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Address: 211 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2214
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+1 608-258-4177
09:00 - 17:30
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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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great accoustics

Was here last Christmas to see Manheim Steamroller and a few years previously to see Tony Bennett. At one time during his concert, Tony set his microphone down and sang 2 songs... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
West Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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West Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Was here last Christmas to see Manheim Steamroller and a few years previously to see Tony Bennett. At one time during his concert, Tony set his microphone down and sang 2 songs without it, saying that the sound in here is so good, you really don't need this...he was right

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Madison, Wisconsin
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Saw Phantom of the Opera recently, great production, I must say I still prefer the previous establishment over the more modern theme but the shows are still good.

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portage wi
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 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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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 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 

Thank johnfaludi
Madison, Wisconsin
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257 reviews
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Reviewed 29 November 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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