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The Wisconsin Union Directorate Performing Arts Committee plans and promotes events for the historic Wisconsin Union Theater stage, ranging from modern dance and classical concerts, to travel adventure films and Broadway musicals. The Performing Arts Committee programs a variety of events to provide a diverse and cultural experience for students, faculty, alumni, and the Madison area community.

Through the Concert Series, Jazz Series, World Stage Series, and special events, our committee selects a season that offers artistic integrity, diversity, and campus outreach and involvement between the performers and students.

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Committee Meetings

Wednesdays, 7pm (check TITU)
Fall kick off is Sept 21st!

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Upcoming Events


October 28th | 10:00pm

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) w/ LIVE SHADOW CAST

Wisconsin Union Theater
A special presentation of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) at Memorial Union’s Shannon Hall w/ live shadow cast!


October 30th | 7:30pm

Esperanza Spalding presents: Emily's D+Evolution

Wisconsin Union Theater
Esperanza Spalding presents: Emily's D+Evolution


November 3rd | 7:30pm

UW Jazz Orchestra

Wisconsin Union Theater
The Wisconsin Union Theater presents UW Jazz Orchestra!


November 4th | 7:30pm

InDIGenous Jazz Festival: Nuggernaut

Wisconsin Union Theater
Jazz series showcasing music composed and performed by Madison’s finest jazz musicians.


November 5th | 8:00pm

Joshua Bell, violin & Alessio Bax, piano

Wisconsin Union Theater
One of the most celebrated violinists in the world performs alongside pianist Alessio Bax.


November 10th | 8:30pm

Black Music Ensemble

Wisconsin Union Theater
<p>UW Madison’s Black Music Ensemble is a student music group directed by world-renowned jazz bassist Richard Davis.</p>


November 12th | 8:00pm

Mandolin Orange with My Bubba

Wisconsin Union Theater
North Carolina's singer/songwriter duo combine bluegrass, gospel, folk, country and pop.


November 14th | 7:30pm

Travel Adventure Film Series

Union South
Travel Adventure Films presented by the Wisconsin Union Theater Performing Arts Committee.


November 17th | 8:00pm

Pussy Riot - In Conversation and Q&A

Wisconsin Union Theater
Join the conversation with Russian feminist punk rock band, Pussy Riot, and their mission in music.


November 18th | 7:30pm

InDIGenous Jazz Festival: Tim Whalen Nonet

Wisconsin Union Theater
Jazz series showcasing music composed and performed by Madison’s finest jazz musicians.


December 1st | 8:00pm

The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show with Liz Vice

Wisconsin Union Theater
A soulful night with the Grammy Award-winning gospel singers and Liz Vice.


December 11th | 8:00pm

The Ten Tenors

Wisconsin Union Theater
Australia’s opera rock stars are bringing a variety of holiday season favorites to the stage.


January 27th | 8:00pm

The Seldoms

Wisconsin Union Theater
The Seldoms bring insight on real-world issues with dance.


February 2nd | 7:30pm

Four Seasons Theatre Open Mic. Free!

Wisconsin Union Theater
<p>Come to sing or come to listen!</p>


February 4th | 8:00pm

Maarja Nuut

Wisconsin Union Theater
This Estonian musician’s unique sound combines tradition with electronica.