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Directions to the Marcus Performing Arts Center's Todd Wehr Theater

The Marcus Performing Arts Center is navigable using the 929 N. Water Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202 address. The entrance to the Todd Wehr Theater is facing the Riverwalk, off East State Street.

From the West, take I-94 heading east. Take I-43 northbound ramp on your right. Take the Kilbourn Avenue exit ramp. Turn slight right onto West Kilbourn Avenue. Continue onto East Kilbourn Avenue over the bridge to Water Street. Make a left turn onto Water Street. The Marcus Center is located on the corner of Water and State Streets.

From the South, take I-94/I-43 heading north. Take the McKinley Avenue exit ramp. Turn right onto McKinley Avenue. Continue onto East McKinley Avenue over the bridge to Water Street. Make a right turn onto Water Street. The Marcus Center is located on the corner of Water and States Streets.

From the North, take I-43 south.  Exit freeway at the Fond du Lac/McKinley Avenue ramp. Turn left onto McKinley Avenue (eastbound).  Make a right turn onto Water Street.  The Marcus Center and the Marcus Center Parking Structure are located on the corner of Water and State Streets.



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Parking at the Marcus Performing Arts Center

The Marcus Performing Arts Center Parking Structure is located one block north of the Marcus Center, between East State Street and East Highland Avenue. To access the parking structure, turn onto State Street from Water Street.

The entrance is one block west of Water Street on the right. The parking fee is $15, payable by credit or debit card only. Cash payment is not accepted.

Handicapped accessible stalls are available. For your convenience, there is a skywalk that crosses State Street from the parking structure to the Marcus Center. To access the skywalk from the parking structure, take the stairs or elevator in the southeast corner of the structure and go to the third floor (roof level).

If a member of your party is in a wheelchair, scooter, or has other mobility or accessibility concerns and needs to access the Todd Wehr Theater by elevator, we encourage you to drop them off curbside at 123 East State Street, which is the northern side of the building and guide them to the Todd Wehr Theater accessible entrance doors on the ground level, underneath the main two-sided staircase used by patrons to enter the theater. You enter through the doors on your furthest left and up the ramp to access the Todd Wehr Theater lobby.

Additionally, street parking is free on weekends beginning Fridays at 6PM. Please check the City of Milwaukee website for any parking restrictions or additional updates.

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Accessing the Todd Wehr Theater

From the Riverwalk to the lobby entrance
From East State Street, you will access the Todd Wehr Theater using the entrance that faces the Riverwalk. There is a long set of stairs that leads to the Todd Wehr Lobby. 

From the Riverwalk to the accessible entrance
From East State Street, you will access the Todd Wehr Theater using the entrance that faces the Riverwalk. The elevator entrance for the Todd Wehr Theater is located under the stairwell leading to the lobby. Walk just past the stairs facing the Riverwalk entrance to access a set of glass doors. Enter through these doors and proceed down the hallway towards the elevator. 

From the Skywalk
The Skywalk is available from the Marcus Center Parking Structure, which is one block north of the Marcus Center between East State Street and East Highland Avenue. The Skywalk crosses over State Street from the Parking Structure.

To access the Skywalk, take the stairs or elevator in the southeast corner of the structure and go to the third floor (roof level). Once you cross the Skywalk and enter the Marcus Center, you will make a right turn and follow the hallway to the stairs leading to the Todd Wehr Theater, which will be located to your right.

Please note: There is not a way to access the Todd Wehr Theater from the Marcus Center’s Water Street entrance.

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Directions to the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center

The Milwaukee Youth Arts Center is located at 325 W. Walnut Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212.

From the West, take I-94 heading east. Take I-43 northbound ramp on your right. Take the Fond Du Lac Avenue/McKinley Avenue exit ramp. Turn right onto McKinley Avenue. Continue onto East McKinley Avenue. Turn left on North Dr. Martin Luther King Drive (Third Street). The entrance to the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center parking lot will be on the left.

From the South, take I-94/I-43 heading north. Take the Fond Du Lac Avenue/McKinley Avenue exit ramp. Turn right onto McKinley Avenue. Continue onto East McKinley Avenue. Turn left on North Dr. Martin Luther King Drive (Third Street). The entrance to the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center parking lot will be on the left.

From the North, take I-43 south.  Take the Fond du Lac/McKinley Avenue exit ramp. Turn left onto McKinley Avenue (eastbound).  Turn left on North Dr. Martin Luther King Drive (Third Street). The entrance to the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center parking lot will be on the left.



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Parking at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center

Limited free parking is available in the adjacent lot of the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center. If you are using the area as a drop-off/pick up point, please try not to block the flow of traffic, and move as soon as possible to a parking space.

Street parking along Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (Third Street) and Vel R. Phillips Avenue (Fourth Street) is available within a close walk of the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center. The MPS Parking Lot located at West Galena Street and Vel R. Phillips Avenue offers free parking to MYAC guests on evenings and weekends.

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Accessing the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center

The front entrance of the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center faces West Walnut Street, between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Vel R. Phillips Avenue. Patrons may drop members of their party off in front of the Walnut Street entrance for easy access to the entrance, then proceed to either MYAC parking lot or street parking.

Handicapped accessible parking spots are available in the MYAC parking lot. MYAC also offers barrier-free accessible entrances and walkways.

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