Wednesday Night Insights

Join us for interactive Wednesday night events that invite our audience to engage with the show’s creative team and offer behind-the-scenes insights. Learn the history behind a play, how a show is designed, and ask your own burning questions!

Audience talkbacks occur following the first and third Wednesday night performances. Engage with the show's creative team and Renaissance Theaterworks' artistic staff. Each 20 minute talkback will focus on a unique aspect of the production.

Dig into the text at Off Book, RTW's insider preshow talk. Our artistic team explores the history behind the play and how shows are selected. Off Book precedes the second Wednesday night performance, beginning at 6:50pm in the Studio Theatre lobby.

 

Play Club

The book club for theater lovers! Play Club is an exclusive season subscription package for those who want to experience a play from page to stage.

Play Club members receive advance copies of each script to read at home. As a Play Club member, you'll get exclusive invitations to sit in on each production’s first rehearsal: meet the actors, see the director & designer presentations, & listen to the first read-through of the play.

Following the plays' staged performances (dates below) Play Club members gather for wine & cheese and a private chat with the cast & creative team.

"[Sitting] in on the first read-thru and [hearing] from the director, set designer, costume designer, etc., gives a wonderful depth to the whole production! And the skill and involvement of the actors as they read the play aloud for the first time together is amazing!" - Susan Schall, Play Club member

Your Visit to the Broadway Theatre Center

Located at 158 N. Broadway in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward, the Broadway Theatre Center (BTC) is Renaissance's home. The BTC is also host to two other resident theatre companies: Skylight Music Theatre and Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. The Box Office can be reached at (414) 291-7800.

 

Parking

Street parking in the Third Ward is notoriously tricky at certain times of day. Luckily, there are two parking structures near the theater, and a shuttle available most days.

The Third Ward Shuttle operates Monday - Friday until 9pm. You can call 414-467-4660 to be picked up and dropped off anywhere within the Third Ward.

 

Food & Drink

The Studio Lobby Bar is open 30 minutes before all performances and during intermission. Patrons can enjoy light snacks and drinks.

Numerous restaurants are located near the Broadway Theatre Center - most within walking distance.

 

Wheelchair Accessibility

The Broadway Theatre Center is wheelchair accessible. If you need wheelchair access seats, please alert the Broadway Theatre Center Box Office when ordering at 414-291-7800 - wheelchair seating is limited.

 

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