The United Performing Arts Fund

We are an umbrella nonprofit organization that raises funds to support 15 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.

One Gift, Many Benefits

Donors to UPAF may be eligible for many donor benefits including “buy one, get one free” tickets, invitation to special events, and the ability to designate a portion of your donation to one or more UPAF Member Groups.

UPAF Ride for the Arts

The UPAF Ride for the Arts, sponsored by Miller Lite, was on Sunday, June 5. Riders were able to choose from four routes that showcase Milwaukee’s Lakefront, the Hoan Bridge and other notable landmarks. Mark your calendars to sign up to ride or volunteer next year!

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.

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Performance Calendar

2015-16 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.

Jul 26

Milwaukee Rep Hosts Scrooge Scavenger Hunt

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Jul 13

Cast and Creative Team Announced for the Milwaukee Rep’s “A Christmas Carol”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 13, 2016 CONTACT:          Frances White, Director of Media Relations 414-290-5362 or

Jul 09

MCT welcomes staff changes for 2016-17 season

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Jul 08

Milwaukee Rep Announces Professional Training Institute

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Jul 07

Latino Arts Seeks Managing Artistic Director

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Jul 07

Milwaukee Public Theatre New Executive Director Hired

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