Next Act Theatre has established itself as one of the premier professional theatre companies in Milwaukee, producing exceptional quality theatre that our patrons expect. The plays we choose are passionate, often bold, sometimes humorous, and always up-close-and-personal presentations of life.


Next Act performs at their new home, 255 S. Water St., Milwaukee.



Next Act Theatre is celebrating more than 20 years of intimate and powerful theatre. A strong, vibrant and financially stable company, Next Act produces a 4 production season of contemporary drama. The company is particularly noted for its excellence in acting, "Up-Close-and-Personal" performance style, and for a varied and consistently interesting choice of plays, chosen from the best new works and off-Broadway hits. Next Act has mounted more than 90 main-stage productions, including over 50 area premieres and six original scripts.


Our Audience

Next Act performs for a growing subscriber base of over 1,600 and a single ticket constituency of over 15,000, attracting individuals and groups from Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Our audience expresses a consistent and positive interest in the intimacy of our performance style and accessibility, which gives them a strong feeling of being actively involved in our productions.


Next Act Theatre is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization.