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.

Arts Education

Collectively, UPAF Member Groups provide arts education to thousands of children, replacing what drastic budget cuts have taken away in many of our schools. Each year, they deliver quality arts education directly in the classroom, through after-school programs and on an individual basis with scholarships.

Dancing on the Green Golf Outing

Thank you to all who participated in the Dancing on the Green UPAF Golf Outing!

UPAF Ride for the Arts

Thank you to the riders and sponsors of the 38th Annual UPAF Ride for the Arts, sponsored by Miller Lite. Registration is open for the 2020 UPAF Ride for the Arts, sponsored by Miller Lite, to be held May 31, 2020! Click here to get the special price!

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Performance Calendar

2019-20 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 04

Kettle Moraine Symphony to Perform at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School

WEST BEND (September 1, 2019) Kettle Moraine Symphony  will perform Sunday, September 29, at 3 p.m. at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School in Jackson

Sep 03
Aug 28

Milwaukee Ballet supports #ballet4boys with free boys’ class

— National dance community responds positively to negative comments from GMA host  —

Aug 28

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre presents FIRES IN THE MIRROR: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities

Milwaukee, WI. (August 26, 2019) – Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s 2019-2020 season continues with FIRES IN THE MIRROR: Crown

Aug 28

Skylight Music Theatre Presents Skylight on Broadway: An Evening with Kate Baldwin and Michael Unger

Two-Time Tony Award Nominee Joins Skylight’s New Artistic Director for a Broadway Insider’s Conversation  Monday,

Aug 28

The Florentine Opera Company Announces Brand New Spotlight Series

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – August 14, 2019 – The Florentine Opera Company is pleased to introduce a brand new Spotlight Series.

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