A Grand Plan: A Vision for Milwaukee


The Grand Theatre, one of Milwaukee's most iconic buildings, is the gem of Wisconsin Avenue. We are raising money to renovate, improve, and restore the facility, creating a modern symphony experience within the historic Grand Theatre. The realization of this vision will ensure our future as a performing arts institution of national caliber and a major asset within Milwaukee's cultural, social, and business communities. By selecting this location, we make the choice to maintain the integrity of an existing cultural, historic, and architectural treasure, eliminating the further deterioration of a city landmark, and transforming it into an opportunity for economic and organizational development.


Learn why the Symphony Center is vital to our success and what it can mean for our future.

Learn about the history of the Warner Grand Theatre and see a tour of the current space.

We can't do it alone!  Find out about ways you can support our vision.


News & press

Watch: MSO president Mark Niehaus talks about the renovations needed to the Grand Theatre on Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee

Video by Mike De Sisti


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

12.12.16 - Symphony Pursuing Grand Theatre as New Hall

Milwaukee Business Journal

1.31.17 - Grand Avenue owners call MSO move to Wisconsin Avenue crucial for mall's renovation
12.12.16 -  SLIDE SHOW: View photos of the Theatre
12.12.16 - MSO Hopes to Acquire Grand Theatre for its future home

Urban Milwaukee

2.1.17 - City Panel Approves Big Westown Upgrades
12.20.16 - Symphony Move Huge for Downtown 


12.13.16 - A Look Inside the Grand Theatre

TV & Radio

12.19.16 - STREAM: Mark Niehaus on WUWM - Lake Effect
12.12.16 - VIDEO:  Symphony considering new venue

12.12.16 - READ: Donor-Driven Initiative Exploring Creation of a Dedicated Performance Center for the MSO