Named for its location along the Milwaukee River, The Riverside is one of the most opulent of Milwaukee’s theaters, welcoming high caliber artists, orchestral performances and quality entertainment of all types.
The largest rental space available, the Riverside Theater provides an elegant backdrop reflective of the French baroque style it boasted as a presentation house for vaudeville and film in the late 1920's. Host a company meeting on the same stage that once hosted Neil Young, or a private dinner backstage where Aretha Franklin stood before a show.
Book up to 12 Months in Advance
2,480 Seating Capacity
• Corporate Meetings
• Private Dinners
• Movie Screenings
In House Event Manager
The Event Manager manages the logistical aspects of your event, including vendor recommendations, event staffing, vendor drop off and pick up, and coordinating with our In House graphics team for event signage needs.
On-Site Technical Director
Our Tech Director will help set up and oversee all AV needs for the duration of your rental, including the facilitation of any equipment rentals, to ensure everything runs smoothly. An In House stage crew will be provided to administer In House sound and lighting operations.
On-Site Usher Staff
Our Event Ushers will greet guests upon arrival and direct patrons to the box office, bathrooms, and seating areas.
Unlimited Access During Rental Hours
Concert Quality Sound & Lighting
Bar Packages and Beverage Options
On-Site Catering Available
On-Site Dressing Rooms
Available by Appointment
To schedule a walk through, please fill out the information in the form below and we will be in touch.
The Riverside Theater
116 W. Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53202