Downtown Madison is a Performing Arts Powerhouse
Stay at The Edgewater Hotel for a Front Seat of the Action
Madison is a top destination for Concerts, Plays, Musicals, Theater & Dance Shows
The Edgewater is steps away from many of the best performing arts venues in the state—a perfect place to stay while you’re visiting for that special show. Madison offers the best of the best in headlining acts—from world class Broadway and theater performances for kids and adults at The Overture Center on State Street, to top-ranking performing artists and musicians at The Sylvee, The Breese Stevens Field, and The Alliant Energy Center. If you’re looking for a more relaxed outing, we’ve got you covered, too—with intimate concerts and fun revival theater shows at High Noon, The Majestic, and the Barrymore Theatre. Whatever you’re in the mood for, stay close to the action at The Edgewater. With lake view rooms, a host of dining options, and a spa for unwinding, The Edgewater has everything you need to make your visit an experience. Our knowledgeable staff is at the ready to help you during your hotel stay with directions, recommendations, and other details. We’ve got covered parking and valet service, too!
The Overture Center
Just blocks from The Edgewater in downtown Madison, the Overture Center for the Arts is Madison’s premiere performance venue, featuring Broadway shows, national and international touring artists, and local resident theater companies. Past Broadway plays have included Hamilton and The Book of Mormon, and with upcoming musicals like Wicked, The Color Purple, and Peter Pan, the 2020 season is sure to be a hit. The Madison Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 94th season in 2019-2020, with guest performers like Hector Olivera and Yefim Bronfman taking the stage in the coming months. Or come for the Overture’s world class dance performances, from Madison Ballet’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Kanopy Dance Company’s Love is Love.
Madison’s growing music scene continues to attract the best and the brightest among local, national, and international artists. The Sylvee, Madison’s newest venue for emerging artists, established cultural icons and community events, made big waves last year with Lizzo’s appearance, and promises a magical year ahead with a full calendar of concerts to match every taste—from Wilco’s Ode to Joy Tour or Third Eye Blind, to Michael Franti & Spearhead or Silversun Pickups. Madison’s premiere outdoor concert venue, Breese Stevens Field, will be opening soon for its 2020 season—get your tickets now for Little Big Town in June. And don’t miss your chance to see Cher at the Kohl Center or Lynard Skynard at the Alliant Energy Center!
Bluegrass, the Barrymore, and Beyond – Homegrown in Madison
Venture further afield to see everything else Madison has to offer in the performing arts. Catch the range of events at the High Noon Saloon, from Madison’s Tribute to John Prine, to the 8th Annual Bluegrass Birthday Bash, to the podcast favorite, The Moth Story Slam, recorded monthly in Madison. Get tickets for M. Ward at The Majestic, or Gaelic Storm at the Barrymore Theatre. Try live music in a tropical setting, with The Canopy Sessions at Olbrich Gardens, where local music groups perform in the Bolz Conservatory, a sunny 50-foot-high glass pyramid that houses a diverse collection of tropical plants, a rushing waterfall, free-flying birds, and blooming orchids.
Book a room at The Edgewater today – your front row seat to Madison’s Performing Arts
When it comes to things to do in Madison, the performing arts offer an array of possibilities for every interest, and The Edgewater is the best hotel to stay and play as you take it all in. From classical concerts, musicals, and dance performances at The Overture Center, to more intimate appearances at venues around town, to the headliners you know and love performing at the Sylvee, the Alliant Energy Center and the Kohl Center, let us be your front row seat for everything Madison has to offer.