First Stage

First Stage at the Marcus Center In Milwaukee

Since 1987, First Stage has grown to become one of the nation’s most acclaimed children’s theaters and the second largest theater company in Milwaukee.

First Stage touches hearts and transforms lives through professional theater productions that inspire, enlighten, and entertain, serving well over 100,000 parents, grandparents, educators, and children each season.

Committed to new play development, First Stage has presented nearly 50 world premieres in its history and has collaborated with renowned artists including Harry Connick Jr. and Stephen Schwartz, and award-winning authors Lois Lowry and Cornelia Funke.

Buying Tickets

First Stage does not cancel or reschedule performances, or offer refunds, due to inclement weather, nor do we make adjustments for missed performances.

All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

While we welcome children ages three and older and their families into our theater, we recommend that children under age three do not attend our performances. Please keep this in mind when making your ticket purchase.

Tickets to First Stage shows can be purchased from the First Stage Website:

Contact First Stage

First Stage Administrative & Ticket Office
325 W. Walnut St
Milwaukee, WI 53212

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First Stage

First Stage at the Marcus Center