Overture Center for the Arts, Madison

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Overture Center for the Arts is a stunning architectural landmark in the heart of Madison’s thriving cultural arts district. In addition to housing ten resident organizations and presenting more than 200 performances, art exhibitions, and educational and community events each year, Overture offers a variety of venues for performances, corporate meetings, conventions, trade shows, weddings, banquets, and receptions.
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  • Phantom of the Opera, with my teen and her bff. Did fancy dinner all dressed up and then the Opera. It was a great venue. Wonderful performance and the staff was professional. Beautiful building and a...  more »
  • What a cute show. I did not know what this play was about but enjoyed. The Overature is a wonderful venue and we again decide to get season tickets.  more »
  • A truly wonderful Madison Symphony Orchestra preforms here. We have had season tickets for many years and have never been disappointed. We attended this September and saw one of their best performance...  more »
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  • Beautiful facility. Tickets are so expensive though. That's who they're catering to, is people with $80 per seat to toss out every month or so. Still... Please check on the content of the show if you're buying a ticket, before you buy tickets for kids twelve and under though! I mean, Book of Mormon is clearly not appropriate for a ten-year-old, right? But we also saw Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella there too. And people brought six year, in their Disney Cinderella costumes. This is not Disney's Cinderella. Scarier at places, and most definitely some scenes you probably don't wish to explain to your six-year-old, after the fact, unexpectedly. On the other hand, there are many many kid-friendly and family-friendly activities every week too. Some are free, with Kids in the Rotunda, for example. A good place to watch for events at, if you live within an hour.
  • Great mix of attractions and programming from free festivals to black tie events and national touring groups. The architecture is stunning and the free art galleries (the hallways on floors 1, 2, and 3, plus the Watrous Gallery on the third floor and the adjacent Madison museum of contemporary art) make this a favorite place to browse when downtown.
  • The Overture Center offers a huge array of entertainment, from the Symphony to The Book of Mormon. There's really not a bad seat in the house, though it's really lovely to see a show from the orchestra section. The Christmas concert has become an annual tradition, and we see as many shows as we can fit into our schedule. We really, truly and absolutely love the Overture Center.
  • Always a pleasure! We saw Steve Martin and Martin Short perform here on March 13. What a fantastic sold out show! Once in a lifetime opportunity. The Overture really did an amazing job on the sound and the video production. The guest service members were very helpful and courteous.
  • Amazing hall for performances. Very attractive. Great sound quality. Large halls with a lot of seating.

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