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

Whether you are an avid golfer, a business networking golfer or just looking for a way to support a charitable cause, the Dancing on the Green UPAF Golf Outing is a day that you don’t want to miss! Come represent your company and enjoy a day of golf, prizes and networking! Monday, Aug. 26, North Shore Country Club. Click here to register.

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.

Jul 26

The Florentine Opera Company Celebrates a Final Bow, Interim Chorus Master and Vocal Coach

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – July 24, 2019 – The Florentine Opera Company celebrates the final bow of their long-time Chorus Master,

Jul 26

In Tandem Theatre’s Jane Flieller Joins Next Act

Milwaukee, WI - Next Act Theatre is pleased to welcome theatre colleague Jane Flieller to its administrative staff as the new Development Director. Ms

Jul 17

Michael Unger Named New Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director

New York Theatre and Opera Director to Return to His Midwest Roots   Milwa

Jul 16

Renaissance Theaterworks Takes Manhattan with Return to the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

- A finalist with Gwendolyn Rice’s LUCKY NUMBERS at the 2015 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival i

Jul 09

Renaissance Theaterworks Announces Move to New Artistic Home for the 2020-2021 Season

- On the move in more ways than one, Renaissance Theaterworks sets sights to increase opportunities to share its wo

Jul 09

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre presents UNNECESSARY FARCE

by Paul Slade Smith August 9-25, 2019 Broadway Theatre Center’s Cabot Theatre   Milwaukee, WI. – As UNNE

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