The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is in the process of restoring and renovating the historic Warner Grand Theater on West Wisconsin Avenue.
The historic Warner Theater was designed by the architecture firm of Rapp & Rapp and opened in 1931. The lobby and office tower feature some of Milwaukee’s finest art deco architecture, and the French renaissance theater interior transports the audience to another time and place. The architects of Kahler Slater drew inspiration from the historic building, the history of the Milwaukee Symphony, and from musical instruments themselves when designing the modern pavilion on the corner of Second and Wisconsin.
The Bradley Symphony Center will be open for self-guided tours and live music from 10am-5pm featuring the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and partnership groups such as the Storytellers, The Little Lake Stompers, Lakeside Jazz Inventors, Stas Venglevski, MRS FUN, and Pangaea. Performances are part of UPAF’s Homecoming week, view full schedule here.
MSO requires proof of vaccination against COVID-19 – or proof of negative test within 72 hours – accompanied by a valid ID before entering the Bradley Symphony Center for any MSO-associated event. This includes children 12 and under which will require a negative COVID test. This announcement is made with the support of the City of Milwaukee Health Department and in alliance with other organizations including Summerfest, The Pabst Theater Group, and the larger Milwaukee arts community. View full COVID protocol here.
The 360 VR tour below is the theatre pre-renovation.
Proof of vaccine or negative COVID test required to visit
200 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
10 am - 5 pm
Photography, Video, Tripods Permitted
Fully wheelchair accessible
Photo Credit: Scott Paulus