About the Miller High Life Theatre
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.
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.
Main Hall seating capacities
Full House: 4,087
Medium House (Orchestra & Mezzanine – no Balcony or Boxes): 2,562
Intimate House (Orchestra only): 1,291
Proscenium width: 73′ 10″
…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′
Flexible. Usually one hour before show time.
The Miller High Life Theatre is part of a smoke and tobacco-free neighborhood. Smoking and vaping are not permitted anywhere on the premises.
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.
5.6% (applies to ticket sales); 6.1% for prepared food & beverage.
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.
- 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)
(About two blocks. Others within 4-5 blocks.):