Theatre Rental – Next Act Theatre

Theatre Rental

Join the many Milwaukee organizations who have chosen Next Act Theatre as their venue of choice for theatre, dance and music performances and a variety of other events. Next Act’s cozy and sleek space is available for rent when we are not in production. Located in Walker’s Point, our 152-seat theatre provides professional, ADA compliant, accessible, and affordable space for your entertainment needs.

Check out the additional information below, and then call or email Mike for availability, rates and more detailed technical information.

Contract Requirements

Next Act will hold dates for up to 30 days. A non-refundable $500 security deposit is required with the return of the signed contract. We require each organization to have a certificate of liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 per occurrence.

All rentals are staffed by our Technical Director, House Managers, and volunteer ushers (if applicable). All ticket admissions must be sold through Next Act Theatre’s ticketing system.


Our 152-seat house is divided into three sections of raised seating located center, left and right of the thrust stage. We are fully accessible, including three removable seats for wheelchairs and state-of-the art Hearing Loop listening system.

Our lobby has bench seating along with additional chairs, and cafe and cabaret tables. Lobby amenities include patron restrooms, ticket office and a full bar serving soft drinks and alcohol.

The rehearsal hall may be configured in multiple arrangements – open for mingling to tables and chairs for a meeting. Backstage facilities include two 6-performer dressing rooms, two bathrooms and a green room.

Technical Information

The thrust portion of the stage is 20 feet wide and 18 feet deep to the proscenium line. The upstage portion is 16 feet deep from proscenium line to back wall and 55 feet wide, providing 16 feet of wing space on either side.

Lighting and sound systems are up-to-date and computer driven, including a full array of instruments and loudspeakers. Wired headsets provide booth-to-backstage communication.

Theatre Rental Rates