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 36th Annual UPAF Ride for the Arts, sponsored by Miller Lite, will be Sunday, June 4, 2017. Ride registration is now open! Click here to register. Mark your calendars to sign up to ride or volunteer!

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

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.

Dec 05

First Stage presents WELCOME TO BRONZEVILLE Jan. 13-Feb. 5

Contact Erica Davis (414) 267-2931 or First Stage presents WELCOME TO BRON

Nov 29

Danceworks Announces Dec. 17 Mad Hot Tap Competition; Expands Program to Full Year for First Time

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE………………………………………………...........November 2

Nov 29

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Announces 7th Annual Holiday Artisan Craft Fair

    Sunday, December 18 - 11am to 7pm Gallerie M, InterContinental Hotel 139 East Kilb

Nov 22

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Awarded Repeat Grant from Greater Milwaukee Foundation


Nov 15

La Cage Aux Folles at Skylight Music Theatre Nov. 18 – Dec. 23

Don't Miss the Broadway Musical that Inspired the Hit Film The Birdcage! La Cage Aux Folles at Skylight Music Theatre Nov. 18 - Dec. 23 Buy Your T

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