American Players Theatre
Classical theater outdoors or in the indoor Touchstone Theatre). Features Shakespeare, Shaw and others.
PO Box 819, Spring Green, 53588
608-588-2361 (box office); 588-7402 (administration)
Community theater with two performance stages. Operated by Madison Theatre Guild, Mercury Players Theatre, StageQ and Strollers Theatre.
113 E. Mifflin St., 53703
608-204-0280 (office); 661-9696 (reservations)
Hosts productions in nontraditional theater venues.
PO Box 1948, 53701
Broom Street Theater
The oldest year-round experimental theater in the Midwest, performing original works by Madison playwrights. Plays run Fri.-Sat. 8 pm and Sun. 2 pm.
1119 Williamson St., 53703
Children's Theatre of Madison (CTM)
A resident theater company in the Overture Center for the Arts providing professional family theater.
228 State St., 53703
Encore Studio for the Performing Arts
The only professional theater company for people with disabilities in Wisconsin.
1480 Martin St., 53713
Fermat's Last Theater Co.
Forward Theater Company
Nonprofit professional troupe.
PO Box 14574, 53708-0574
608-234-5001; 258-4141 (tickets)
Four Seasons Theatre
Encourages the development of drama, music, dance, and technical skills through educational outreach, workshops and performances.
PO Box 55032, 53705
Fresco Opera Theatre
Presents opera from a modern perspective.
21 La Crescenta Cir., 53716
Kathie Rasmussen Women's Theatre
Promotes women playwrights and directors.
1251 Rutledge St., 53703
MadCAP (Madison Creative Arts Program)
Offers performances for young audiences at the Overture Center, and educational programs for youth specializing in musical theater performance.
214 N. Henry St., Ste. 201
Produces two Gilbert and Sullivan operettas annually.
PO Box 1612, 53701
608-231-9005; 265-2787 (tickets)
Madison Shakespeare Company
Brings affordable annual outdoor production of a Shakespeare play to Madison-area audiences.
Madison Theatre Guild
Community theater. Extensive costume collection.
2410 Monroe St., 53711
608-238-9322 (box office); 608-238-0009 (costume shop)
Mercury Players Theatre Company
Indie company producing new and different works from local and national playwrights.
PO Box 3113, 53704
608-661-9696 ext. 5
Middleton Players Theatre
Presents shows at Middleton High School.
PO Box 620803, Middleton, 53562
MTM (Music Theatre of Madison)
Professional theater specializing in lesser-known musicals with thought-provoking subject matter.
Oregon Straw Hat Players
Amateur theater group, offers opportunities to participate in all areas of production for all ages.
PO Box 292, Oregon, 53575
2514 Leopold Way, Sun Prairie 53590
Playtime Productions Children's Theatre
A traveling theater company providing professional theater by children, for children and their families. Two annual shows, spring and fall. Based in the Monona Public Library.
LGBTQ-themed youth theater troupe for ages 13-18. Meets at 6 pm Wednesdays during the school year at James Reeb Unitarian Universalist Church.
PO Box 6306, Monona, 53716
Radio Active! Inc.
Community theater troupe dedicated to live re-creations of old-time radio shows, using authentic scripts and live sound effects. Call to join or for booking information.
Offers gay- and lesbian-related plays and plays by gay and lesbian playwrights; performances held at the Bartell Theatre.
PO Box 8876, 53708
608-661-9696, ext. 3
Stoughton Center for the Performing Arts
Classes offered in dance, drama, music, voice, karate and Pilates, ages 3-adult. Performance opportunities.
515 E. Main St., Stoughton, 53589
New plays and modern classics.
113 E. Mifflin St., 53703
608-661-9696, ext. 2
Sun Prairie Civic Theatre
Four productions a season.
PO Box 132, Sun Prairie, 53590
New works for theater; collaboration/playwriting, tap dance, visual arts, music and other media.
1957 Winnebago St., 53704
Producing arm of the UW-Madison department of theater and drama. Fall and spring productions cast with UW students and staff; summer production casting open to the public.
UW Vilas Hall, 821 University Ave., 53706
608-262-1582; 265-2787 (tickets)
Interactive improv theater.
PO Box 5505 Madison, 53705
Young Shakespeare Players
Young actors ages 7-18 perform full-length, uncut Shakespeare (and sometimes Shaw). No auditions or rejections; anyone who wishes to participate will get speaking role.
1806 W. Lawn Ave., 53711