Community Centers


OutReach is a Madison, Wisconsin LGBTQ Community Center whose mission is to promote equality and quality of life for LGBTQ people. Their vision is to create a community where the presence and contributions of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender people are welcomed and celebrated; where intolerance is challenged and defeated; where justice prevails; and where civil rights of all people are valued and respected.


Sundance 608

The Sundance Cinemas of Madison, Wisconsin is located at the Hilldale Mall and features 6 state-of the-art movie screens, all-stadium plush seating and the Caffe 608 open morning until night selling wonderful food and drink designed to enjoy anywhere.


The Marquee is located on the second floor of Union South of the University of Wisconsin in Madison and is the home for film on campus. This 330-seat cinema hosts hundreds of film screenings every year, the majority of which are programmed by the Wisconsin Union Directorate

Theatre, Concert and Special Event Venues

Barrymore Theatre

The Barrymore Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin’s Eastside Atwood Avenue neighborhood is a venue for live performances including music, comedy, and spoken word, special events and screenings of special films and talk-backs.

Bartell Theater

The Gerald A. Bartell Community Theatre Foundation in Madison, Wisconsin is a unique collaboration between four theatre companies: Madison Theatre Guild, Mercury Players Theatre, Stage Q, and Strollers.

Broom Street Theater

Broom Street Theater, located in Madison, Wisconsin’s vibrant Williamson Street neighborhood is the nation’s oldest thriving experimental community theater.

Overture Center

Overture Center for the Arts is a performing arts center and art gallery in Madison, Wisconsin. Designed by internationally renowned architect Cesar Pelli, Overture Center for the Arts contains the fabulous Overture Hall and its soaring glass lobby, The Playhouse theater, the sunny Wisconsin Studio, the amphitheater-style Rotunda Stage, the Wisconsin Academy’s James Watrous Gallery, four community visual art galleries, the Promenade Hall and Terrace, the intimate Promenade Lounge, and the opulent Capitol Theater. The center houses a number of resident companies, including my personal favorite, Forward Theater.

Favorite Place to Meet Friends, Linger, and Write

Chocolaterian Café

Chocolate is just the beginning at Chocolaterian. You will find all manner of desserts complimented by a full selection of beverages, including wine, beer, espresso, cappuccino, loose teas and our signature Parisian Hot Chocolate. Chocolaterian also offers savory items. Both cheese and charcuterie plates are available, along with soups and quiches. Items change frequently, so come in for a visit at the 100-year-old neighborhood landmark which has been transformed into a warm and welcoming space while respecting the site’s heritage.

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