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The Riverside Theater

116 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203-2503
+1 414-286-3663
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Saw Adam Sandler Live

This Theater was very cool and ornate. We sat in the third row. The staff was friendly and the... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2018
Jennifer S
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Great Show Lousy Venue

I am reviewing my experience at the Riverside Theatre, not the show. Adam Sandler and with his... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2018
R S
,
Milwaukee
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good46%
  • Average7%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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“front row” (4 reviews)
“great acts” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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116 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203-2503
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+1 414-286-3663
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

This Theater was very cool and ornate. We sat in the third row. The staff was friendly and the show was great. My only complaint was having to take the trek out of the theater and then downstairs to the restroom where there seemed to...More

Thank Jennifer S
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

I am reviewing my experience at the Riverside Theatre, not the show. Adam Sandler and with his guest Rob Schneider are great entertainers, and their show was wonderful. My complaints have to do with the staff and especially the management of the Riverside. The show...More

1  Thank R S
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Yes, this is a beautiful theater, that cannot be disputed. Unfortunately we happen to have a less than stellar experience here. This review is purely about the theater and its services because the performance we saw was great! There is fairly strong security going into...More

1  Thank Hpmicks
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I love old theaters that are restored in what seems to be historically accurate. Seats were comfortable and the sound was lovely. Easy to get in and out. A fine venue.

Thank Patrick A
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Really a friendly place, staff and guests both. The theater is truly an historic theater, well preserved in time. Easy to get in easy out, so much detail, nice sound, etc

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

This theater was well organized and easy to navigate. It’s about medium sized and really not a bad seat in the place. They also have balcony seats available. Parking is less than a block away. Earth,Wind and Fire was a great show by the way!

Thank Stephanie C
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Very beautiful old theater. The acoustics were great! Was there for a stand up show, and this fitted the venue perfectly. As with other old theaters, the seats are very small, and restrooms are limited, and crowded. Excessively pricey drinks, but that's expected in a...More

Thank Josh R
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

I've been here a few times and been pleased. Was here tonight with my teenaged daughter to see the Milwaukee Orchestra play along to the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets movie. It was a fun night. We were in the balcony, second row...More

Thank Rodney B
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

The Riverside is an older somewhat ornate theatre. It’s quite nice to see a performance there as it is fairly intimate. I have been to more ornate venues such as the Pabst and Coranado. They have several bars if you need a libation and had...More

Thank davidr8467
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Came here for the first time to see OAR. Tickets were affordable and the venue itself is really cool. It is really hold and historical. Didn't seem like there was a bad seat in the house. The staff was all very friendly and efficient. I...More

Thank Kali B
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DJS_MKE
10 November 2017|
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Response from fanofpanic | Reviewed this property |
No, they don't. They even send out an email telling you they don't have one.
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Nancy P
9 February 2017|
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Response from Tumbleweed854 | Reviewed this property |
I once read that there are not, however, in my opinion, I would opt for the center seats as opposed to the ones on the side. I also try to get close to the front and end of a row. Enjoy the show!
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