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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Madison, WI

Long view of interior of ornate theater facing the stage, filled with people in the audience

Photo credit: Matt Apps


Dinner and a show are ridiculously easy to navigate in a city where good food and concert halls are within blocks of one another. Even as Madison’s popularity grows, its passionate arts and music scene remains accessible to all.

View of illuminated Majestic Theater marquee from across a street at night

Photo credit: Richard Hurd

The Majestic

Just off Capitol Square on tree-lined King Street lies the Majestic, a pearl of a mid-size concert venue for comedians, musicians, dance parties, and the occasional screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Bring your own toast.

The Majestic Theater

Photo credit: Bryce Richter

The Hamel Music Center

Part of the Mead Witter School of Music, this new addition to the UW–Madison campus opened in October 2019. The center features state of the art practice rooms and recital halls, including the 660-seat Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall.

The Hamel Music Center