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Overture Center for the Arts, Madison

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Art Museums, Concerts & Shows, Museums, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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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  • Beautiful venue, the balcony is a little nauseating, it feels like I'm tipping forward, but I love that no matter where you sit - even in the highest tier - you can still see perfectly fine! Really en...  read more »
  • Took in a performance by the band "Chicago" and have been singing ever since~ Such a great venue to enjoy great music! The sound was great and we were able to see each of the members perform. Our seat...  read more »
  • his review is for a wedding done this past weekend. I wanted to highlight a few people that went above and beyond for the happy couple. Christina was our event manager all day long and she was phenome...  read more »
  • What an absolute gem. My wife and I recently moved here and are avid symphony goers. We were floored to find out what an exceptional concert hall Madison has here at the Overture Center. It's incredible - aesthetics, acoustics, and quality of performers and soloists. It's amazing such a small city gets the soloists it does, has such an amazing venue to play in, and performs as well as it does (MSO) with being a non-full time symphony orchestra. Prices are great too. If you haven't been here, get here.
  • Tis review is for a wedding done this past weekend. I wanted to highlight a few people that went above and beyond for the happy couple. Christina was our event manager all day long and she was phenomenal. She was on top of every detail and was always friendly and available. She made our lives so much easier and I don' t know what we would have done without her. Amanda, the catering manager, was a shining star too! She helped us pull out a super secret surprise (with the help of the ever so friendly Jason in tech), and she was always checking in and making sure the bride and groom were taken care of. Being an event planner myself, its nice to see people going above and beyond their expected roles and being such great supports to the couples. I would highly recommend the Overture for any wedding or event due to the supportive staff! Other shout outs to Molly and Jane in catering. Molly was so kind and helped us clean up at the end of the night and did it with such sweetness and kindness. Jane helped us get milk last minute before the ceremony to help calm a very cranky two year old! Her quick moving ways helped us avoid a near catastrophe the day of. Thank you all for your hard work, I know what you do is hard work (as I do it too) and so I want you to know you are appreciated greatly!!!
  • I went here to purchase tickets for an upcoming concert in the Fall. Very nice facility and to purchase tickets was very well organized, I received a number from an employee of the Overature Center and when a group of numbers was called them you could go to the Ticket window to purchase them. Very smooth ticket buying process.
  • I paid $150 to see Chris Cornell's solo acoustic show. People were going in and out the entire show and my view was blocked more times than I can count by people standing up in their rows to allow others in/out. I had to get up numerous times throughout the performance as well to allow people in/out of the row. If I'm paying $150 to see a show, I expect to be able to watch it and enjoy it. The Overture is not Riverfest. They should close the doors 10 minutes after show time and if people are not in their seats, they're SOL. It was rude and disrespectful to those of us wanting to watch the show and to the artist. There were so many interruptions/distractions throughout the show that I actually purchased a ticket to drive to Davenport, IA to see the exact same show. Hopefully I'll actually be able to enjoy it. I will not be spending money on expensive tickets to return to the Overture for shows.
  • Show was fine, but getting tickets was a hassle and customer service seemed annoyed to have to help me. Didn't receive the email I was supposed to with my tickets, so I showed up in person to make things easy. Instead of just reprinting my tickets for me, I was asked to download their app in order to get my tickets. No one wants to download an app that they'll use on a single occasion... Couldn't find the app in the Google play store, so I asked explicitly for my tickets to be reprinted which took 10 seconds. The whole ordeal took 15 minutes longer than it needed to and when I had my tickets I was asked to "next time, follow the instructions on the email" by the manager whose 10 seconds I'd seemingly wasted.
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