STIEMKE STUDIO

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Stiemke Studio at Milwaukee Repertory Theater

The Stiemke Studio is located on the ground floor of the Milwaukee Center Rotunda in the northwest corner near the gold escalator. The Stiemke Studio black box is a blank canvas for the designers; typically seating just over 200, patrons may be seated in two sections of seats looking down at either side of the action taking place in an aisle down the middle or more traditional banks of raked seating. Everything in this space can be changed to best suit the director’s concept for the show and no two shows in this space are alike. 

Each season the Emerging Professional Residents produce Rep Lab: A Short-Play Festival a series of one act and devised pieces in this space. It provides our Professional Residents the opportunity to showcase what they have learned over the course of the season. The Stiemke also houses Bronzeville Arts Ensemble, currently a resident company of Milwaukee Rep.  

The outer lobby of the Stiemke Studio, where one first enters, includes a Concierge where you can check out assistive listening devices, purchase parking passes for the Milwaukee Center Garage, check your coat or pick up a large print program. 

The lobby includes seating, standing cocktail tables, and bar offering drinks and concessions.