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Warner Grand Theatre, Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Business Journal reported on Monday, December 12th that the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is hoping to restore the historic Warner Grand Theatre on West Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Milwaukee and start performing in the historic venue in fall 2019.

The acquisition and rehab of the building at 214 W. Wisconsin Ave. is part of a $120 million fundraising effort by the MSO that also will increase its endowment and raise bridge funding, said Mark Niehaus, the group’s president and executive director.

The MSO currently plays in the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts on North Water Street, where it is not master of its own scheduling.

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Warner Grand Theatre, Milwaukee

Warner Grand Theatre, Milwaukee