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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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Amanda Venske, director




Committee Meetings

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


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Upcoming Events


October 22nd | 7:30pm

UW Jazz Orchestra

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


October 25th | 7:00pm

An Evening with Amara La Negra

Wisconsin Union Theater
Join us for An Evening with Amara La Negra for a lecture and brief Q&A followed by a few of her songs!


October 26th | 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 2nd | 7:30pm

inDIGenous Jazz Series: Immigré

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


November 2nd | 8:00pm

I'm With Her

Wisconsin Union Theater
Powerhouse Americana trio's Overland Tour


November 4th | 2:30pm

Chance Ensemble

Wisconsin Union Theater
University of the Wilderness: The music of Chance and the writings of John Muir


November 9th | 8:00pm

Portland Cello Project

Wisconsin Union Theater
Merging classical with classic rock! The Portland Cello Project explores Radiohead’s OK Computer.


November 11th | 7:30pm


Wisconsin Union Theater
From Beethoven to the Beatles there's nothing this a cappella group can't sing!


November 14th | 8:00pm

Stelios Petrakis Quartet

Wisconsin Union Theater
Modern twist to traditional Greek folk music.


November 15th | 6:30pm

Rick Steves

Wisconsin Union Theater
Explore how travel can broaden your perspectives.


November 16th | 8:00pm

Gabriel Royal

Wisconsin Union Theater
Sunny serenades with acoustic cello for a fast-paced world.


December 7th | 7:30pm

Manitowoc Minute’s Charlie Berens: Oh My Gosh!

Wisconsin Union Theater
Oh my gosh! Da Manitowoc Minute's Charlie Berens is coming to Memorial Union!


December 8th | 7:30pm

Lise de la Salle and Christian-Pierre La Marca

Wisconsin Union Theater
Lively pianist and cellist discover the musical relationship between Paris and Moscow.


January 26th | 8:00pm

The Flop House

Wisconsin Union Theater
Hilarious and bold critiques of bad movies.


February 1st | 7:30pm

Imani Winds

Wisconsin Union Theater
Woodwind quintet renowned for energetic playing, culturally poignant programming and adventurous collaborations.