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Menomonie - Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts

205 Main Street East


The Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater is a fully functional Victorian era theater with a year round performing arts season featuring nationally recognized artists.

Located on Main Street in historic downtown Menomonie, Wisconsin, the Mabel Tainter's performing arts season runs from October through May. A special holiday theatrical performance and a variety of summer programs are also offered. The Theater is also home to the Menomonie Theatre Guild, who present a season of three different shows.

The Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a charter member of the League of Historic American Theatres and a designated Wisconsin Historical Marker Site. The Mabel Tainter building includes a lavish 313-seat "crown jewel" Victorian theater and a historic reading room. It is a premier example of a restored vintage American theater.

The theater contains intricate hand-stenciling, hand carved white pine archways, rich walnut, mahogony, and oak woodwork, gleaming brass fixtures, leaded glass windows, and a rare working Steere and Turner tracker pipe organ with 1,597 pipes.


Britany Smith

Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2017
Oh, Lord, this is a beautiful theatre inside and out. My jaw dropped upon entering the auditorium and I had to just look for a minute. I've never had a building render me speechless before. They were kind enough to give us a quick tour and some of the history on an off day. I highly recommend going to see the building if nothing else.

Lyndso :O

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018
This is a beautiful esablishment. It is breathtaking from the very moment you walk in, and any show here is sure to be incredible. That being said, it is unfortunatley run by board members who seem to care more about themselves than the families and community they are supposed to serve.

Kathy Starzyk Thompson

Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017
Attended art fair this weekend. Very high quality vendors with reasonable prices. AMAZING historic building-I loved looking at all the architectural elements as well as the art show. There is a beautiful theater in the building that has occasional productions. What a treasure!

Patrick Lytle

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018
Love working for Andrew, he is a great boss and leader. Can't wait for the rest of the season

Derek Buchanan

Sunday, March 4, 2018
Beautiful theatre. Not a bad seat in the place.

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