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Pabst Theater

Open Now: 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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144 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3519
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Out with the family for a night at the theater. It is a decently maintained theater for smaller shows. The seating is arranged in a bell curve so the seats at the end of the aisle face towards the wall. The restrooms are busy at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dr_foucault
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Pabst theater is beautiful. The elaborate decorations around the stage and on the walls are impressive, as is the huge chandelier. I saw the play in 2017 and thought both actors playing Lily and Tiny Tim were better last year. However, Scroge was fantastic...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank IL_Redheads_Rock
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think the theater is average, seen great shows here however I would rank the theater for the area as average.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kamic
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

For my daughters birthday she wanted to see Kathleen Madigan at the Pabst Theater. We were in the second row of the balcony-excellent seats! The theater is beautiful inside, not enormous so easy to get in and out of even with a large crowd. They...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank crownct938
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Nice old venue. No bad seats unless you sit by rude obnoxious people which is not the theaters fault. I just wish the security would have done something about it. They were told. Will be back.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Bo H
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Saw Paula Poundstone sat in the balcony wonderful seats. Staff was friendly and helpful to assist us in finding our seats.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Kyle K
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Have seen quite a few events over the years at this venue and it’s always a positive experience. We were there a few weeks ago for a Celebrating David Bowie concert and it was just outstanding. The venue is clean, well maintained and restored, they...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank geckoroxxx
Reviewed 29 March 2018

PARKING: We parked at the Wyndham parking that connects to the venue. That was very convenient. SECURITY: We were scanned with metal detectors and bags searched. However, I noticed towards the end of the performance, NONE of the doors had security at them so ANYONE...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank UndercoverTravelerUS
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

First time at Pabst.Loved it .Great sound really nice staff.Saw Michael Schenker group.Great looking old time theatre high ceiling.i will be back.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Steve G
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This was an event sponsored by the Milwaukee JCC, Samson Foundation. Bernice King (daughter of Dr MLK), & Susannah Heschel (daughter of Rabbi Abraham Heschel) spoke and shared their views on today’s struggles and parts of their fathers memories as children. Thank You Mark Shapiro...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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27 February 2018|
Response from breaks007 | Reviewed this property |
We were not familiar with that side of the river in downtown Milwaukee. However, there is an "underground" parking lot that is part of the city Center complex and we felt it was very safe. It connects actually to the... More