Milwaukee Public Theatre's work has been acclaimed by audiences throughout the country for its artistry, creativity, diversity and accessibility. Since its inception in 1974 as Friends Mime Theatre, MPT has been one of the very few professional theatres in the state to commit to free-to-the-public programming that makes the arts accessible to all of our citizens. Each year, the company reaches around 70-90,000 people of all ages, cultures and abilities/disabilities with socially and culturally relevant theatre, large-scale community events and parades, commissioned work for businesses and corporations, and educational workshops and art residencies for all art forms.


After a one year hiatus, in 2018 MPT will re-emerge with theater for the people! Join our mailing list to learn of upcoming productions.

Original Works

Milwaukee Public Theatre seeks to produce theater that fosters representation, raises awareness for social justice, and is accessible to all people. Submit your project idea or script to jessica@milwaukeepublictheatre.org