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Wisconsin Union Theater Spaces

The renovated venues of the Wisconsin Union Theater are located in the west wing of Memorial Union. There are three main performance spaces in the Wisconsin Union Theater.

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Shannon Hall

Shannon Hall

This is our largest performance space with seating for 1165 people or 1129 without the pit. It features a proscenium stage with a full fly tower, custom orchestra shell, orchestra pit that seats up to 36 musicians, all new L'Accoustics sound array, many LED lighting instruments, 2 follow spots, wheelchair accessibility and front or rear projection screen. It's an excellent choice for dance, comedy, theater and opera live performances or large lectures. 

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Play Circle Theater

Play Circle Theater

This venue offers a more intimate experience with seating for 182 when stadium seating is open and up to 300 when retracted for a standing room only. It features all LED lighting fixtures, retractable seating, screen/cyc at full stage width and acoustics tuned to carry human voice for lectures and drama. It works best for performances

Seating Chart


Festival Room

Festival Room

This space features a sprung wood floor and mirrors and is the same approximate size and shape as the performance area of the Shannon Hall stage. It's available as support space to theater users for blocking rehearsals, master classes/workshops, pre-show performer warm-up space, and other uses. 


Rent the Theater

Rent the Theater

The venue rental process starts with completing the RENTAL REQUEST FORM. We’ll be in touch with you shortly to confirm availability and provide contract details. If you are interested in booking a space for a film, the Marquee Theater at Union South is the best fit as it is specifically designed for film.  For more information about the rental process, you may click the link below.

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