Young Auditorium serves as a presenting organization for the performing arts and as an educational and cultural center enriching the lives of the UW-Whitewater campus and regional communities. The auditorium presents world class entertainment from Broadway’s best musicals to contemporary dance, World Music, theatre/drama performances, national and international music acts, comedy shows, seasonal specials, and dozens of family-friendly events each year.
You’ll find exceptional acoustics, pre-show discussions, and dining options prior to several events, as well as desserts and beverages available for purchase. The auditorium is located on the UW-Whitewater campus adjacent to the Greenhill Center of the Arts building, but is a public performance venue.
In addition to the regular public performance season, Young Auditorium presents the Horizons School Matinee Series, which is an educational outreach program bringing visiting national and international touring performing arts companies to the local stage for area K-12 schools to attend. The mission of the Horizons program is to support the curriculum of schools by providing culturally diverse programs for students, and an opportunity for teachers to integrate the arts into their students’ education.
Arts4All, a subsidy program, is available for schools with an economically disadvantaged population, to help ensure that all students have an equal opportunity to benefit from the arts as part of their education.
With the Young Auditorium’s affiliation with UW-Whitewater, there is a benefit to college students as well. Several performance selections for the season are intended to enrich the learning experiences of students in a college setting.
Additionally, the UW-Whitewater Cultural Affairs Committee provides opportunities for student committee members to gain educational experiences in arts administration, and is dedicated to assisting in the selection of cultural, diverse, educational, and entertaining events at Young Auditorium for students and community members.
Young Auditorium is a certified Travel Green destination and also a great facility for corporate events, seminars and receptions.
Grants, memberships, sponsorships, partnerships, and individual ticket sales help support the mission of the Young Auditorium and all of its programming, which is centered upon sharing the arts with everyone and broadening horizons.