Since 1966, the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre has been presenting plays on the UWM at Waukesha campus.

uwm at waukesha theater performance
“Eurydice” is among the plays that UWM at Waukesha has produced.

Students as well as community members can participate in any of the shows produced in the 330-seat Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

There are many opportunities to get involved both onstage and off (costumes, lights, sets, sound, PR). You don’t need to be a theater major to get involved, and new faces are always welcome!

A wide variety of productions, including classical work, new plays, musicals and family-oriented work, have been presented. As a college theater, the program has a primary goal of educating students. Many students have gone on to professional careers in acting, directing, playwriting, theater education and theatrical production.

One full production is scheduled each fall and spring semester. In the summer, a full stage musical in collaboration with the Music Department is usually planned. Area youth from the community are engaged with a children’s theater production.

Ticket Information

All performances take place in the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, located in the Fine Arts Center at 1500 N. University Drive in Waukesha.

Tickets are sold at the door, and all seating is general admission. The box office opens one hour before curtain. Parking is free on campus on weekends, during the summer productions and any day after 4 p.m.

We accept cash, checks (payable to UWM at Waukesha), Mastercard, Visa and Discover (all credit card charges have an additional $1.50 processing fee).

Prices are subject to change.

Fall/Spring Play
$12 adults, $10 students, children and seniors over 65
Free to UWM at Waukesha students (with student ID)

Summer Musical
$20 adults, $18 students, children and seniors over 65
Free to UWM at Waukesha students (with student ID)


Steven Decker
Associate Professor of Communications & Theatre Arts

For information on upcoming auditions, events, visit the theater department Facebook page.