Image from First Stage's production of Roald Dahl's MATILDA The Musical

Locations and Parking

Todd Wehr Theater at the Marcus Performing Arts Center

The intimate 500-seat Todd Wehr Theater is part of the Marcus Performing Arts Center, conveniently located in downtown Milwaukee, at 929 North Water Street. To enter the Todd Wehr Theater, either enter the Marcus Center from the skywalk and turn right or enter from the Riverwalk entrance.

Parking is available in the Marcus Center Parking Garage, directly across the street from the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, for reasonable event rates. Other lots surrounding the Marcus Center are also available. More parking locations at

Milwaukee Youth Arts Center

Our Theater Academy classes, First Steps Series performances, and Young Company performances take place at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, located at 325 West Walnut Street, Milwaukee, 53212. First Stage's administrative offices are also located at MYAC.

Free parking is available in the adjacent lot, however space is limited. 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 Third and Fourth Streets is available within a close walk of the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center. The Schlitz Park ramp is available after 5 p.m.

In addition, in partnership with the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, MYAC visitors may use their newly improved parking lot on the northeast corner of Pleasant Street and MLK Drive, just west of the United Way's headquarters building.

If you are arriving with a school group for a weekday matinee performance of a First Steps Series play, a First Stage representative will meet your bus and direct you into the building.

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