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