Mercy Me Concert

About the Miller High Life Theatre

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

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

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



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:

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.



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).




Regular Box Office hours are

  • Saturdays 12:00 p.m.-4:00 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.):

Hyatt Regency-Milwaukee
Hilton Milwaukee City Center
Doubletree Milwaukee City Centre.




Nearest airport

(10-15 minutes):

General Mitchell International Airport