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.

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.

UPAF 50th Anniversary Campaign

Help us celebrate 50 years of making our community a better place. Whether you are part of a Workplace Giving Campaign, raise pledges for the UPAF Ride for the Arts or make an individual gift, please give to UPAF today!

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

2016-17 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.

Sep 21

Bel Canto Chorus Opens 2017-18 Season with “Evensong” Oct 15

  Bel Canto Chorus Opens 2017-18 Season with Evensong Music Director celebrates his 30th

Sep 20

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Receives $1 Million to Renovate the Stackner Cabaret


Sep 19

Next Act Premieres “The Secret Mask” Nov 16 – Dec 10

Next Act Theatre continues its 2017-18 season with the United States Premiere of THE SECRET MASK by Rick Chafe, a funny and heart-war

Sep 15

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre presents a staged reading of “The Prisoner of Zenda”

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre presents The Montgomery Davis Play Development Series staged reading of The Prisoner of Zenda

Sep 15

Bel Canto Chorus Expands Senior Singers Program to Mequon, Rebecca Renee Winnie Named New Director

    Bel Canto Chorus Expands Senior Singers Program to Mequon, Rebecca Renee Winnie Named New Director

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