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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. The Performing Arts Committee members also have the unique opportunity to work directly with 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, Union members, and guests.

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Amanda Venske, director




Committee Meetings

Mondays at 5:15pm in Memorial Union (check TITU)


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Upcoming Events


March 1st | 7:30pm

Cuarteto Casals

Wisconsin Union Theater
String quartet performing the great masterpieces from the 17th century to today.


March 2nd | 7:00pm

ICCA Great Lakes Quarterfinal

Wisconsin Union Theater
This event features 10 top collegiate a cappella groups from the Great Lakes region as part of a global tournament.


March 3rd | 7:30pm

The Chieftains

Wisconsin Union Theater
Blending Irish tradition with modern music, The Chieftains push genre boundaries and give a fresh and energetic show!


March 7th | 7:30pm

Marcia Légère Student Play Festival

Memorial Union
One-act play festival featuring student talent.


March 7th | 8:00pm

A Way with Words

Wisconsin Union Theater
Discover new words, slang, grammar and more with upbeat hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett.


March 8th | 8:00pm

Habib Koité & Bassekou Kouyate

Wisconsin Union Theater
Malian powerhouse musicians fuse traditional African instruments with a fresh pop approach.


March 11th | 7:30pm

UW Jazz Orchestra

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


March 27th | 8:00pm

Pedrito Martinez Group

Wisconsin Union Theater
Afro-Cuban jazz


March 30th | 7:30pm

Apollo's Fire

Wisconsin Union Theater
Experience what makes Vivaldi the "rock n' roll composer" of the 18th century.


April 18th | 8:00pm

The Victor Wooten Band & The Wooten Woods Experience

Wisconsin Union Theater
Five-time Grammy Award-winning funk bassist


April 25th | 8:00pm

ETHEL and Robert Mirabal

Wisconsin Union Theater
A cross-cultural concert experience featuring ETHEL string quartet and Native American musician Robert Mirabal.


May 2nd | 8:00pm

Kyoko Oyobe Quartet

Wisconsin Union Theater
Superlative jazz pianist, composer and arranger whose adventurous musical style is influenced by global cultures.


June 21st | 7:30pm

Four Seasons Theatre presents Disney's "The Little Mermaid"

Wisconsin Union Theater
Join Four Seasons Theatre “Under the Sea” for Disney’s “The Little Mermaid" at the Wisconsin Union Theater.