Directions

The 2016 Milwaukee Comedy Festival will take place at 4 different venues this year!  Here is some helpful directions and parking information!  There is plenty of parking and great restaurants within walking distance of all venues! Come early and grab a drink at the bar!

 

Lakefront Brewery
1872 N. Commerce St., Milwaukee, WI 53212
Kick Off Event, Wed. Aug. 3rd at 7:30pm
Lakefront Brewery

Next Act Theatre
255 S. Water St., Milwaukee, WI 53204
Shows on Aug. 4, 5, and 6th, 2016nextact

 

The Underground Collaborative
161 W Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee WI 53213.
In the Grand Ave Mall. Lower Level below TJ Maxx!
Shows Sunday, Aug. 7th at 2pm and 4pm

 

Turner Hall Ballroom
1040 N. 4th St. Milwaukee, WI 53203
Headliner Jen Kirkman on Sunday, Aug. 7th at 8pm
turnerhallballroom_fullsize_story1

Directions to Next Act Theatrenextact
255 S. Water St., Milwaukee, WI 53204
Shows on Aug. 4, 5, and 6th, 2016

From Downtown or the East Side
Take N. Water St. and travel South over the river bridge (N. Water turns into S. 1st St.) to E. Pittsburgh Ave. Turn Left on E. Pittsburgh and travel 2 blocks to S. Water St. Turn right on S. Water St. Next Act Theatre will be on the right side of the street, 255 S Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53204

From the North (Green Bay)
Take I-43 South/I-94 E to I-794 E (signs for Interstate 794 E/Lakefront/Port of Milw) Take the Jackson Street exit and immediately turn right onto St. Paul Ave. Go two blocks and turn left on to Milwaukee St. heading South. Follow Milwaukee St. (turns into Young St.) over the bridge and immediately turn left onto S. Water St. Next Act Theatre will be on the right side of the street, 255 S Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53204

From the South (Chicago)
Take I-43 N/I-94 E to I-794 E (signs for Interstate 794 E/Lakefront/Port of Milw) Take the Jackson Street exit and immediately turn right onto St. Paul Ave. Go two blocks and turn left on to Milwaukee St. heading South. Follow Milwaukee St. (turns into Young St.) over the bridge and immediately turn left onto S. Water St. Next Act Theatre will be on the right side of the street, 255 S Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53204

From Bay View or the South Side
Take S Kinnickinnick Ave. North. It will turn into S. 1st Street. Turn right on to E. Pittsburgh Ave. and travel 2 blocks to S. Water St. Turn right on S. Water St. Next Act Theatre will be on the right side of the street, 255 S Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53204

From the West (Madison)
Take I-94 E to I-794 E (signs for Interstate 794 E/Lakefront/Port of Milw) Take the Jackson Street exit and immediately turn right onto St. Paul Ave. Go two blocks and turn left on to Milwaukee St. heading South. Follow Milwaukee St. (turns into Young St.) over the bridge and immediately turn left onto S. Water St. Next Act Theatre will be on the right side of the street, 255 S Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53204

Bus Route
Public transportation is an easy and convenient way to visit Next Act. The #11 bus stops on the corner of S. Water St. and Pittsburgh Ave. The #15 bus stops on the corner of S. 1st St and Pittsburgh Ave. Visit the Milwaukee County Transit System web site for more information and to plan your bus route.

Next Act Theatre Parking
Free and ample street parking is available on S. Water St., as well as on E. Pittsburgh Ave. and Barclay St.


Directions to The Underground Collaborative
161 W Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee WI 53213.
In the Grand Ave Mall. Lower Level below TJ Maxx!
Shows Sunday, Aug. 7th at 2pm and 4pm

Directions From The North:
Take I-43 South and Take exit 72B for Interstate 794 E toward Lakefront.
Take exit 1D to merge onto N Plankinton Ave and then Turn left onto W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee Comedy is located at 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Lower Level of the Grand Ave Mall. Enter the mall from the Wisconsin Ave. entrance between Plankinton and 2nd St.

Directions From the South:
Take I-94 W to N Plankinton Ave. Take exit 310C from I-94 W and Continue on N Plankinton Ave.
Merge onto N Plankinton Ave. and then Turn left onto W Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee Comedy is located at 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Lower Level of the Grand Ave Mall. Enter the mall from the Wisconsin Ave. entrance between Plankinton and 2nd St.

Directions From the West:
Take I-94 E to N James Lovell St in Milwaukee. Take exit 1H from I-94 E
and then Turn left onto N James Lovell St. Take the 2nd right onto W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee Comedy is located at 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Lower Level of the Grand Ave Mall. Enter the mall from the Wisconsin Ave. entrance between Plankinton and 2nd St.

Directions From the Lake:
Please towel off if you were in Lake Michigan. Take N Lincoln Memorial Dr to E. Michigan St. Turn right onto E Michigan St and then Turn right onto N Plankinton Ave. Turn left onto W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee Comedy is located at 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Lower Level of the Grand Ave Mall. Enter the mall from the Wisconsin Ave. entrance between Plankinton and 2nd St.


Directions to Turner Hall Ballroomturnerhallballroom_fullsize_story1
1040 N. 4th St. Milwaukee, WI 53203
Headliner Jen Kirkman on Sunday, Aug. 7th at 8pm

From the West on Interstate 94
Take the I-43 North / Kilbourn Ave. exit from the right lane. Proceed through the Kilbourn Ave. tunnel straight out onto Kilbourn Ave. Follow Kilbourn Ave east for 2 blocks to 4th St. Turn left and follow 4th St. north for a block and a half. Turner Hall Ballroom is at 1040 N. 4th St.

From the south on Interstate 43/94
Take the Plankinton Avenue exit from the right lane while on the Highrise Bridge. Follow Plankinton Ave. approximately 5 blocks north until it ends at Kilbourn Ave. Turn left onto Kilbourn Ave and follow Kilbourn for 2 blocks to 4th St. Turn right and follow 4th St. north for a block and a half. Turner Hall Ballroom is at 1040 N. 4th St.

Turner Hall Parking Options
Street parking is available but fills up quickly. There are many parking lots available for a nominal fee.

Turner Hall Lot, 1034 N. 4th St. [MAP]
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Next to Turner Hall PRICE: $10-$20
Fourth and State Lot [MAP]
1020 N. 4th St. Milwaukee, WI 53203

1 Minute Walk PRICE: $20
1124 N Old World Third Lot [MAP]
3 Minute Walk PRICE: $5
PHONE: 414-276-8588
Hampton INN
724 N. 2nd St. [MAP]
Milwaukee, WI 53203

10 Minute Walk, PRICE: 2-3 HRS= $7, 4-5 HRS = $9, 5+ = $12