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Overture Center for the Arts, Madison
(4.3/5 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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  • By all rights a city the size of Madison should not have a performing center of this quality. It is a facility that would be more indicative of Chicago or St. Louis as far as population. It is just be...  more »
  • Overture Center is part of what makes Madison have much more to see and do than most cities its size. Lots of variety in what is offered. 
  • Overture Hall is international caliber! Smaller theatres unique and comfortable. Wide variety of performances offered. Lovely gift shop. Small Contemporary art museum. 
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  • Attending an event at the Overture Center is one of the most enjoyable activities EVER. Not only are the acoustics phenomenal, but the crowd is fun and appreciative and the staff is incredibly attentive. It is one of the most wonderful experiences to have. You can't go wrong!
  • Re: The Overture Center – – This place totally sucks. Drinks – – tiny. And expensive. These seats are just awful. Yes thank you I'd like to be 100 ft in the air and two inches to balance on a ledge, while also having to balance fear for my life with the concern of uptight 'society' types. I hate the (overpopulated) staff and the management and the rules of trying to somehow have a good time there. What if you want another drink? Maybe they won't let you back in the show. That place totally sucks. Loius CK was somehow funny in spite of the environment.
  • 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!!!
  • Great shows in a great acoustic space. Having been in concert halls in many cities, Overture is among the best. And it is very attractive without being distractingly ornate.