Overture Center For The Arts

201 State Street


To engage the community in the arts, we will:

 - Present a broad spectrum of high-quality performing arts programming
 - Develop audiences for the arts through high quality outreach and programming
 - Advance the missions of resident arts organizations
 - Advocate for the development of the arts in the community
 - Provide a world-class forum for diverse artistic expression


Dave Shapiro

Saturday, April 14, 2018
The Center has an unusual, multi-purpose design that actually works well for 'people flow' even on a busy night. It is well designed. The concert hall is first rate. The design is is artistic as well as utilitarian. From the orchestra stage the ceiling flows out in waves which is not only beautiful, it serves to improve the acoustics. The lights in the ceiling appear as sparkles in the sea. Though I have not sat in every seat, I doubt there is a bad viewing angle. Everything is handicap accessible and the staff is great at accommodating special need. However, there is a problem - parking. The area simply lacks sufficient parking spaces. There isn't enough on an average night - given a busy night with multiple events, you might be hard pressed to find something within a reasonable walking distance. (This is actually not the Center's problem but you should be aware of it.)

Kate Boomsma

Thursday, May 17, 2018
What amazing art galleries! Even just walking into the building is uplifting and enriching. You leave feeling downright Renaissance. Atmosphere there is art museum/performance art/church in the best way.

Jim Smith

Monday, June 4, 2018
Madison gem. An ever expanding offering of diverse culture and arts. The new sound system is state of the art and has lifted the audience experience. Friendly staff and beautiful aesthetics.

Emmy Rain

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018
I am so proud of our little slice of art and music heaven here in Madison! The Overture Center is so amazing! They do so well bringing us amazing plays, musicals, concerts, orchestras, and so much more. I am so happy Madison has access to such a beautiful place to steep oneself in creativity. I would recommend a trip here to anyone! I would give it more than 5 stars is I could!

Thomas Pedersen

Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018
I have been to so many performances here that I can't possibly remember them all. All I can tell you is that I've never been to one that I did not consider excellent. I don't think that I am an easily pleased customer. The symphony orchestra performs perfectly. The guest performers are amazing. I will continue coming to this amazing place as long as I can.