Bandshell Rentals

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Plan your next performance under the bright lights of a bandshell, the perfect venue for musicals, plays, concerts or major school and church events. Backstage dressing rooms and restroom facilities are available for your performers. Bandshells are wired for your sound and lighting equipment. Loading docks at both facilities make your setup easier. Both bandshells offer a combination of fixed and flexible seating. You will be required to arrange for security, setup and use of the sound and lighting systems, stage hands, ushers, and portable toilet facilities.

  • Washington Park Bandshell, 1859 N. 40 St.
    Availability: Spring-Fall
    Capacity: 8,500
    Accessibility: General audience area is wheelchair accessible. Stage areas are not wheelchair accessible.
    Restrooms are not wheelchair accessible.
    Parking: Ample parking in lots and adjacent streets  

  • Humboldt Park Bandshell, 3000 S. Howell Ave.
    Availability: Spring-Fall
    Capacity: 5,000, lawn seating
    Accessibility:
    General audience area is wheelchair accessible. Stage areas are not wheelchair accessible.
    Restrooms are not wheelchair accessible.

    Parking:
    Street parking available; additional parking available by special arrangement

If you are planning a performance or gathering on a smaller scale, the indoor auditoriums may be more suitable for your program.

2014 Rates (prices listed include sales tax):
Stage only $633.60 for up to a 6-hour rental 
Stage & Backstage with dressing rooms $950.40 for up to a 6-hour rental

Add'l Hours may be available at $105.60 per add'l hour 
2013 Sales Tax: Read more about it

 

Call the Special Events office for rentals at (414) 257-4503.

If you will be charging admission, selling refreshments or having any other type of sales at your event, you will need a sales concessions permit.


Milwaukee County Parks Special Events
9480 Watertown Plank Road, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 257-4503