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 official opening of the Bradley Symphony Center will be September 2021, but events are possible beginning in January 2021. The Bradley Symphony Center monitors and abides by health department safety guidelines. For more information or to support the MSO, please visit mso.org
While we can’t be together at a concert for now, our dedication to bring you wonderful music remains! Click here to visit to Milwaukee Symphony Musical Journeys. Hosted by Music Director Ken-David Masur and featuring interviews with Milwaukee Symphony musicians, these recordings are hand-curated by Maestro Masur from the orchestra’s extensive audio archive. Check back every Friday for a new episode to enjoy.
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra: Behind the Scenes on September 29th, 1pm
Join Historic Milwaukee and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for a peek inside MSO’s new home, the Bradley Symphony Center. MSO President & Executive Director Mark Niehaus will talk about the Warner Grand Theater’s transformation from movie palace to symphony hall, the history of the Milwaukee Symphony, and its exciting future on the corner of Wisconsin and Second. This event is free but registration is required.
The 360 VR tour below is the theatre pre-renovation.