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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. Performing Arts Committee programs a variety of events to provide a diverse and cultural experience for students, faculty, alumni, and the Madison area community. The Performing Arts Committee members also get a unique opportunity to work directly with the artists throughout the booking process and on the day of show.

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.

All free events sponsored by WUD Performing Arts Committee are intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff, and Union members and guests.

Check out the artists we have coming this season on our Season Highlights playlist!

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Get In Touch

Marilyn Feldner, director




Committee Meetings

Mondays at 6pm in Memorial Union (check TITU) beginning September 25, 2017


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Upcoming Events


October 22nd | 8:00pm

Inti-Illimani - 50th Anniversary Tour!

Wisconsin Union Theater
Politically-charged Chilean folk fusion


October 27th | 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!


November 3rd | 7:30pm

inDIGenous Jazz Series: Nestle and Lovely Socialite

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


November 4th | 7:30pm

Richard Goode, piano

Wisconsin Union Theater
Insightful interpretations of master composers.


November 6th | 7:30pm

Travel Adventure Film - Chasing Rainbows

Wisconsin Union Theater
A world tour and historic look at travel films


November 8th | 8:00pm

Bassem Youssef

Wisconsin Union Theater
Exiled Egyptian satirist


November 17th | 7:30pm

InDIGenous Jazz Series: Paul Dietrich Jazz Ensemble

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


November 30th | 8:30pm

Black Music Ensemble

Wisconsin Union Theater
UW student group performing the music of black artists.


December 2nd | 8:00pm

Brad Mehldau Trio

Wisconsin Union Theater
Improvisational jazz musician and composer


December 3rd | 7:30pm

Takács Quartet with Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Wisconsin Union Theater
Performing Brahms' Piano Quintet


December 7th | 8:00pm

Joe Pug

Wisconsin Union Theater
Folk singer-songwriter


February 2nd | 8:00pm

Dublin Irish Dance

Wisconsin Union Theater
Redefining traditional Irish dance


February 8th | 8:00pm

Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas

Wisconsin Union Theater
Cutting-edge fiddle and cello explorations of Scottish and global music


February 9th | 8:00pm

Laurie Anderson

Wisconsin Union Theater
Avant-garde performance artist


February 14th | 8:00pm

Becca Stevens

Wisconsin Union Theater
Valentine's Day vocal jazz performance