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Schauer Arts Center

147 N Rural St, Hartford, WI 53027-1407
+1 262-670-0560
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love going to the nicest little theatre in the area, My wife and I frequently bring guests and they... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Hartford, Wisconsin
Warm and comfortable

This was my first visit to the Schauer. It was a pleasant surprise. I loved all the wood beams... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
Kelly S
West Allis, Wisconsin
via mobile
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Filled with culture and history, the Schauer Arts Center was transformed from a canning factory built in 1919 into a non-profit, regional center for the arts that inspires creativity and connects people. Since opening in 2001, the Schauer Center presents professional touring performances in the Ruth A. Knoll Theater and regional artwork in the Suckow Family Art Gallery, and also serves as a home to the Hartford City Band, Hartford Community Chorus, The Hartford Players, and the Kettle Moraine Fine Arts Guild. The Schauer Center strives to be a vital resource that fosters, supports, and enriches the cultural, educational, and social well-being of the community by serving as a gathering place where people from all walks of life enjoy and participate in the arts. The year-round Schauer School of the Arts offers music, theater, dance, and visual arts education for students of all ages, levels, and visions. In addition, the Schauer Center is the perfect backdrop for special occasions and business functions that can be hosted throughout the facility.
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“no bad seats” (3 reviews)
“nice venue” (2 reviews)
“community” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:30 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
147 N Rural St, Hartford, WI 53027-1407
+1 262-670-0560
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

love going to the nicest little theatre in the area, My wife and I frequently bring guests and they love the atmosphere and the social engagement that is great for community. Keep up the great work--

Thank marktU3084MH
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

This was my first visit to the Schauer. It was a pleasant surprise. I loved all the wood beams. The theater itself is a nice size. We sat on the second level in individual chairs. Nice venue. I would go back.

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

It's a fun area to watch locals perform on stage. Many activities in the arts center. Great people who work there no complaints ever.

Thank Mckenna P
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Worth what ever the price.So many different shows.Very eclectic in the lineups.You will not find a better small venue. Great little town and places to eat.Serve alcohol. Plenty of parking.Friendly staff.

Thank peterpM8467EL
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I went to see a play at the Schauer Arts Center because A friend of mine was in it. The place is beautiful, the architecture was beautiful and the intermission was effortless as the line for the woman's room was fast and efficient. Great for...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Just toured the venue. But no show. It certainly was very large and comfortable. Great acoustics. And kept very clean and well organized.

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

We've been to several shows here.No bad seats! The building is a converted cannery. Awesome re-use of an existing structure. Kudos to the restoration folks. Only recommendation would be to have more bartenders.

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Reviewed 11 December 2015

We attended our nephews daycare program here last Tuesday the theatres seating and stage area is wonderful for viewing. This is a large venue good for many things besides attending plays and concerts.

Thank Glenda S
Schauer C, Public Relations Manager at Schauer Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2015

Thanks Glenda! We're so pleased that you enjoyed our venue for your nephew's performance. It's fun to see all the "little ones" on our stage.

Reviewed 18 October 2015

We've been to a few performances at the Schauer, the great part about this place is that there are no bad seats. and It's a beautiful place.

Thank Michael B
Schauer C, Public Relations Manager at Schauer Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2015

Thanks for being a patron of the arts! We are so proud of our unique venue and we're glad you like it, too.

Reviewed 9 September 2015

We've seen several productions here and never had a bad seat. Bar areas are nice. If you go to the dinner theatre book early, the seating is not tiered and if you at the back you won't see.

Thank Ogof
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