First Stage

First Stage at the Marcus Center In Milwaukee

First Stage

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, engages minds and transforms lives by creating extraordinary theater experiences for young people and families through:

  • Professional theater productions that inspire, enlighten, and entertain
  • Unparalleled Theater Academy training that fosters life skills through stage skills
  • Dynamic Theater in Education programs that promote active learning in our schools and community

Shows & Events

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