The United Performing Arts Fund

We are an umbrella nonprofit organization that raises funds to support 14 of Southeastern Wisconsin’s most prominent performing arts groups including First Stage, Florentine Opera Company, Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Skylight Music Theatre.

Host a Workplace Giving Campaign!

A Workplace Giving Campaign is a company-sponsored fundraising drive where employees can contribute to UPAF, have a fun, rewarding way to increase employee engagement & support the performing arts in Southeastern Wisconsin.


Come celebrate the Year of the Artist at the UPAF 2018 Campaign Launch Event!

Monday, March 5, 5:30 p.m.

Milwaukee Rep

Cost: $10

RSVP: click here

UPAF Ride for the Arts

The 37th Annual UPAF Ride for the Arts, sponsored by Miller Lite, will be Sunday, June 3, 2018. Ride registration is now open! Click here to register. Mark your calendars to sign up to ride or volunteer!

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Performance Calendar

2017-18 Season

Use our online Performance Calendar to find available dance, music and theater from UPAF Cornerstone Member Groups, Member Groups and Affiliates to create your special entertainment outing! You can sort by event or performance group type, as well as month, week and day.


The performing arts have a real and meaningful effect on the lives of thousands of people in Southeastern Wisconsin every year. Whether it’s a child finding her voice, an elderly man reconnecting with music or a mother watching her son come out of his shell, these stories show us just how important the arts are to our well-being.

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Find out all the latest news about UPAF, our Member Groups and all the performing arts happenings in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Feb 21

Shake Shack in Milwaukee Third Ward Hosts UPAF Donation Day on March 19th

UPAF is teaming up with Shake Shack in the Third Ward for a Donation Day on March 19th! Show this flyer (that can be downloaded

Feb 21

Skylight Music Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season

Milwaukee, Wis. (Feb. 20, 2018) — Artistic Director Ray Jivoff unveiled Skylight Music Theatre’s 2018-19 Season line-up of “fir

Feb 20

Wisconsin Philharmonic “Catch a Rising Star” with guest artists Julian Rhee & Eric Chen

Brookfield’s own Julian Rhee, violin prodigy, winner of the Wisconsin Young Artist Competition 2017, is already a seasoned soloist. Having performed

Feb 20

Milwaukee Ballet Announces 2018-19 Season

- 49th season features Dracula, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and five new works - MILWAUK

Feb 20

Milwaukee Ballet presents world premiere of Michael Pink’s Beauty and the Beast

MILWAUKEE – February 14, 2018 – Milwaukee Ballet presents the world premiere of Michael Pink’s Beauty and the Beast at the Marcus Center for the

Feb 15

First Stage announces Free Class Day – Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center

First Stage to hold day-long open house featuring free acting classes for students! Milwaukee, WI – St

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