South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center is the venue of choice for dozens of performing arts organizations, presenters, dance studios, businesses and groups. Download the Application for Use Form and email to or call 414-766-5049 for available dates and a rental estimate. Dates may be put on hold for up to 30 days.

Basic Requirements

SMPAC requires each organization to have a certificate of insurance in the amount of $1,000,000. A $250 security deposit is required with the return of the signed contract. Proof of non-profit status must be submitted to receive the non-profit fee structure.

Technical Information

SMPAC is capable of presenting the finest performances from the local community to the world stage. SMPAC features a partial-thrust proscenium style stage. The proscenium opening is 42’6″ wide by 24′ high with a total stage depth of 48′. The apron, from proscenium to front edge, is 16′ deep. The stage, from proscenium to back wall, is 32′ deep. The total stage width is 93’6″ from wall to wall. From the centerline to the stage left wall there is 43’6″ of usable space. From the centerline to the fly rail stage right there is 46′ of usable space. Seating is on a single raked level with a total seating capacity of 786 seats in 6 sections. Seating includes 9 removable seats and 8 armless easy-transfer seats for persons in wheelchairs or walkers.