Miller High Life Theatre

The Miller High Life Theatre is a spectator-friendly destination theater with 4,100 seats in three sloped tiers, and built-in flexibility to offer intimate settings for 2,400.

500 W. Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, WI • 53203
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Hours of Operation

Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (box office)

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Spectacular 4,100 seat theatre in the heart of downtown. Nestled on the campus of the Wisconsin Center District alongside the Wisconsin Center convention center and UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, the Miller High Life Theatre provides an ideal venue for entertainment and concert events, as well as unique, distinctive spaces for meetings, conventions, and private special event functions.

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Things You'll Find:

  1. On October 14, 1912, Theodore Roosevelt, seeking to return to the White House on the Progressive Party ticket, gave a three-hour speech in the then-Milwaukee Auditorium less than half an hour after being wounded in an assassination attempt. The bullet was slowed by his spectacle case and speech in his breast pocket.
  2. From February 3 to March 2, 2008, Disney’s THE LION KING ran in the then- Milwaukee Theatre for 33 performances, selling over 110,000 tickets, grossing over $6 million, and breaking box office records for any entertainment event ever staged in Milwaukee.

Onsite Amenities
& Features

  • Group Seating
  • ADA Compliant
  • WiFi Available
  • Banquet Facilities
  • On-Site Parking
  • Family Friendly


  • Miles to Airport: 10.00
  • Miles to the Convention Center: 0.20
  • Price Range: $$$
  • Total Number of Meeting Rooms: 4
  • Total Sq. Ft. Meeting Space: 76417
  • Sq. Ft. of Largest Meeting Room: 31897
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Banquet Style: 400
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Reception Style: 1000
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Theater Style: 4087
  • Ceiling Height: 65
  • Facility Classification: Event Venue

Facility Information

Property Value
NotesMiller High Life Theatre event space (GSF): Main Hall 31,897 Rotunda 32,815 Plankinton Hall 6,131 Kilbourn Hall 3,993 East Rotunda 1,581
DescriptionState-of-the-art sound system by L‘Acoustics Kara installed in 2018.
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Rooms Available

Room Name Total Sq. Ft.WidthLengthHeightReceptionTheaterBanquet
Balcony 10016----1461-
Floor 18714--65-2643-
Kilbourn Hall 3993666012250390250
Kilbourn Hall Rotunda 158141413250-50
Main Hall 31897--65-4087-
Plankinton Hall 61311006114400650400
Rotunda 32815--651000-240



The bustling neighborhood of Westown is home to Historic Old World Third Street, the Milwaukee RiverWalk, Fiserv Forum, and the Wisconsin Center District.

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