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.

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.

Your Gift at Work

Performing arts entertain and engage, positively impact our economy, and provide important arts education to our area’s children. Collectively, UPAF’s 15 Member Groups impact over a million lives each year.

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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.

Feb 02

Riverside University High School Students Perform with the MSO

Two students from Milwaukee Public Schools’ Riverside University High School performed Wednesday at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra pops concert: '

Jan 28

Milwaukee Repertory Theater and Zeidler Center Present “American Song-Act Two”

The show is a platform for community discussion, with special guest respondents, including MPS Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver and Milwaukee Mayor

Jan 26

In Tandem Theatre Presents “Lamps for My Family” By Local Playwright

In Tandem Theatre presents Lamps for My Family by local Milwaukee playwright, Michael Neville, February 19

Jan 22

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra to play “The Firebird”

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra to play "The Firebird" The Mi

Jan 20

2016 UPAF Ride for the Arts Logo Contest Winner Revealed

The Votes have been Counted - The Mas

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