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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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  • Just saw a performance of the Madison Symphony Orchestra at the Overture Center. The winter art fair is coming up soon, and there will be lots of other performances this winter and spring. What a wond...  more »
  • Just saw Joan Baez in the Capitol Theater. Wonderful, great environment, perfect acoustics, and the woman can still sing it like she's 25 !! The negative? Only that the majority of the crowd seemed to...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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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.