Box Office

500 W. Kilbourn Ave.


The Miller High Life Theatre is a 4,087-seat venue with two sloped tiers of seats providing excellent sight lines and comfort, back-of-house amenities to match, and built-in flexibility to reduce capacity to more intimate settings of 2,562 (shown here) or 1,291 seats.

The Miller High Life Theatre’s curtain system enhances its flexibility.

Easy load-in is achieved with flat and level dock-to-stage access. Touring productions love its generous backstage and dressing room space, and 21st-century physical plant, sound, lighting, and acoustical systems.

Two attached side halls, Kilbourn and Plankinton, offer fantastic ancillary space for rehearsals, crew catering, meet & greets, press rooms, vendor expos, and small shows seating up to 700.

A huge rotunda lobby completes the fan experience with spectacular space for concessions, merchandise sales, receptions, and general patron circulation.

500 West Kilbourn Avenue

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Main Hall seating capacities
Full House: 4,087
Medium House (Orchestra & Mezzanine – no Balcony or Boxes): 2,562
Intimate House (Orchestra only): 1,291


Stage Dimensions
Proscenium width: 73′ 10″
Proscenium height:
…at corner of arch: 30′ 0″
…at center of arch: 36′ 0″
Stage width: 121′ 0″
Stage depth (from smoke pocket): 45′ 0″
Apron (from smoke pocket): 2′ 9″
Wing space stage left: 20′ 0″
Wing space stage right: 19′ 0″
Stage height: 4′ 4″
Stage to audience:
…with orchestra pit: 17′ 7″
…without orchestra pit: 6′-2″
…Stage to balcony: 87′


Show time:
Client’s choice.


Doors open:
Flexible. Usually one hour before show time.


Smoking policy:
Smoking and vaping are not permitted anywhere inside the Miller High Life Theatre.


Mobile devices and cameras:
We always defer to clients’ and artists’ wishes, but mobile phones, tablets, pagers and similar devices usually must be turned off during performances; flashes, video recording, long lenses and tripods are generally prohibited. We have worked very successfully with Yondr.


No performance curfew.  11:00 p.m. City of Milwaukee curfew for unescorted minors.


Sales taxes:
5.6% (applies to ticket sales); 6.1% for prepared food & beverage.


In-house caterer:
Levy Restaurants


500 W. Kilbourn Avenue (6th & Kilbourn). Easy access to freeways!


Regular Box Office hours are Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Summer hours, Memorial Day to Labor Day, are 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


Nearest parking:

  • Wisconsin Center lot across Kilbourn Avenue (274 spaces)
  • Milwaukee County lot across 6th Street at 6th & State (178 spaces)
  • MacArthur Square underground lot one block west on James Lovell Blvd. (865 spaces)
  • More parking information at


Nearest hotels (About two blocks.  Others within 4-5 blocks.):
Hyatt Regency-Milwaukee; Hilton Milwaukee City Center; Doubletree Milwaukee City Centre.  More hotel info at


Nearest airport (10-15 minutes):
General Mitchell International Airport



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View from the balcony.

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View from the stage.

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Front terrace canopy detail.

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The “Small Rotunda” adjacent to Kilbourn Hall.

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The main rotunda lobby from the balcony level.


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Box Office: 500 W. Kilbourn Ave. 1-800-745-3000