The Riverside Theater

Opulent Event Space in the Heart of Downtown Milwaukee


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.  

View Seating Chart & Stage Plan

Book up to 12 Months in Advance

2,480 Seating Capacity

Perfect for

• Corporate Meetings
• Graduations
• Private Dinners
• Movie Screenings


Event Gallery



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

Professional Security

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


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