The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts offers the best of cultural and community programming. We are home to the finest performing artists in Wisconsin, including the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Ballet Company, Florentine Opera Company, First Stage and Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra plus host of the annual
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration. The Marcus Center is located in the center of the Milwaukee’s downtown theater district at 929 N. Water Street and is a 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation that operates the Center for the Citizens of Milwaukee County. LEARN MORE
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration programming highlights the youth in our community who every year interpret Dr. King’s words through an art, speech and writing contest. The 33rd Annual Celebration is on Sunday, January 15, 2017.