WELCOME to Renaissance Theaterworks!

Artistic Director Suzan Fete and Managing Director Lisa Rasmussen

We're know for handing out chocolates at the end of every performance. And that's just the icing on the cake! 

In our new artistic home you will feel just as welcome as you felt at the Broadway Theatre Center. Or maybe even more. Our new performance space, located in the vibrant Walker's Point neighborhood, has better parking options nearby and its own parking lot! While you relax in the spacious, comfortable lobby, before the show or during intermission, you can visit the friendly box office and enjoy snacks and beverages from the full bar and concession stand.

Plan Your Visit To Our New Performance Space

We have permanently moved our performances from the Studio Theater at the Broadway Theatre Center to a beautiful performance space less than a thousand steps away at 255 S Water Street, also home to Next Act Theatre. We're truly excited about being able to provide more amenities and accessibility features. Join us in our new home!

Renaissance Theaterworks is moving to 225 S Water Street, also home to Next Act Theatre.

255 S Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204
BOX OFFICE: 414-278-0765

The Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.



We recommend planning extra time for parking.

Limited parking in the lot to the southeast of the building is available during weeknight and weekend performances only. This map indicates the parking spaces reserved for our patrons.

In addition to the lot, there is free street parking surrounding the theatre on South Water Street, South Barclay Street, and East Pittsburgh Avenue (two-hour limit until 7:00 pm).


Parking for Wednesday Matinée Performances

There is no access to the parking lot for Wednesday matinée performances. We're always on the lookout for alternative options. We will let you know as those become available. Free street parking is available along South Water Street and South Barclay Street. Please be aware it fills up quickly by employees of Third Ward businesses.

There are two parking structures nearby:

  • Historic Third Ward Parking Structure: 212 N Milwaukee – ten-minute walk
  • Italian Community Center Parking Lot: 631 E Chicago Street – 15-minute walk

Bus Route

The #15 and Green Line MetroExpress bus stops on the corner of South 1st Street and East Pittsburgh Avenue. Visit for more information and to plan your bus route.

158 N Broadway, Fifth Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202

We are open Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. COVID-19 note: All Renaissance Theaterworks staff are currently working remotely due to the CDC recommendations around COVID-19 and Wisconsin’s “safer at home” policies.


  • Better parking options.
  • A beautiful, spacious and comfortable lobby.
  • A concession stand for snacks and full bar to enjoy before the show and during intermission.
  • 152 seats – that’s 50% more than our old space.
  • Comfortable chairs.
  • Handrails and well-lit aisles in performance space.


Wheelchair accessibility

The entire building is street-level for greater accessibility. There is street-level access to the theatre. In addition, we have three seats that can be removed for a wheelchair and four seats for easy transfer from a wheelchair.

Assisted listening devices

The theatre is equipped with an advanced technology Hearing Loop Listening System. The system will broadcast directly to those with T-coil hearing aids. Portable assistive listening devices for conventional listening are also available and may be checked out at the Concessions counter.

Next Act Theatre lobby, the new artistic home of Renaissance Theaterworks at 255 S Water Street Milwaukee Wisconsin 53204
Performance space at Next Act Theatre, the new artistic home of Renaissance Theaterworks at 255 S Water Street Milwaukee Wisconsin 53204

Please call us if you have other questions regarding accessibility:
Office: 414-273-0800
Box Office: 414-278-0765


A True Milwaukee Experience

The surrounding Walker’s Point neighborhood offers a range of dining options to complement your night on the town. Here is a list of a few area restaurants to check out during your stay. Enjoy!

Bright, urban-chic New American and comfort food.
240 E Pittsburgh Avenue

Relaxed café with a sizable pizza selection and art.
101 W Mitchell Street

Wisconsin-sourced dishes and cocktail offerings.
430 South 2nd Street

Upscale tapas, classic Spanish fare and cocktails.
524 S 2nd Street

Historic Irish pub with regional beers and sports.
338 S 1st Street

Vintage tavern with upscale New American dining.
839 S 2nd Street

Asian-fusion bistro with sushi, seafood and steak.
106 W Seeboth Street

Food truck park with tacos, sandwiches and more.
640 S 6th Street

Casual spot with pub grub, burgers and craft beers.
434 S 2nd Street

A quirky, warm restaurant for New American dining.
704 S 2nd Street

Globally-inspired small plates, local beers and wine.
125 E National Avenue

Popular drag queen diner with American classics.
730 S 5th Street

Fast-casual dining with healthy, international meals.
207 W Freshwater Way