Whether you're into comedy, ballet or music, Milwaukee's Riverside Theatre provides an incredible setting in which to enjoy your favorite performers. Nestled in the city's downtown district, this historic concert hall boasts a prime location along the waterfront of the Milwaukee River. The architects who designed this building in 1928 also came up with the plans for New York City's Palace Theatre, and the Riverside still retains much of its early 1900's styling. Today, the Pabst Theater Foundation manages operations for the Riverside Theatre and welcomes a wide variety of performers each year. Big names to have graced the Riverside Theatre's stage include Neil Young, Steve Martin, Norah Jones and Carol Burnett. For your chance to attend an unforgettable performance, purchase your Riverside Theatre tickets at StubHub.
What is the Riverside Theatre's seating capacity?
The theater holds 2,460 patrons. There are seats on the main floor and in the balcony.
Where are the best Riverside Theatre seats located?
On the main floor, look for a seat in the middle section. For the best view of the stage, select a spot that is at least 10 rows from the front since that is where the floor's slope begins to rise. Seats in the first rows of the balcony provide great views as well.
Is there on-site parking?
Although the venue does not have a parking lot, you can find street parking in the area or park in one of the nearby lots or garages. For example, Grand Avenue Mall has a parking structure that's only a few blocks from the theater.
Can you tell me about the food and drink offerings?
The Riverside Theatre has a bar that's available from the time the doors open. Service continues throughout performances, and drinks may be carried into the auditorium. No food is available for purchase at the theater, but nearby eateries include Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, Potbelly Sandwich Shop and Mo's Irish Pub.
Should I call a sitter, or can I bring the young ones along?
Children are welcome at many of the Riverside Theatre events. Age restrictions and recommendations vary among events. Children 2 years old and over must have their own tickets, but younger children may be able to enter for free as lap-sitters.
Is the Riverside a wheelchair-friendly facility?
Accessible seating is available at the theater. You can remain in your wheelchair or transfer to a theater seat. For general admission shows, wheelchair-friendly seating is blocked off for patrons who require it, but it may be a good idea to call (414) 286-3205 ahead of time to inform the box office of your needs.Back to Top