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Performing Arts in Eau Claire
Many locals will tell you that our arts and culture scene is the hidden gem of the city. See a play or musical at one of our historic theaters, or participate in a poetry slam at a local café.
316 Eau Claire ST
Eau Claire, WI - 54701
PHONE: (715) 338-4826

BareBones Ensemble Theatre is a small, independent acting troupe based in Eau Claire, WI. Right now, there are about 12 members, but BareBones is always growing and changing! If you would like to be involved in acting, directing, producing, or helping, contact BareBones! "And by God, come see our shows!"</p> <p>BareBones Mission -<br />We are committed to bringing quirky, risqué, thought-provoking, and sexy community theatre to the stage.</p> <p>Products -<br />A feeling of wonderful appreciation for the arts and a curiosity for the life in between.</p>

2905 Boston DR
Eau Claire, WI - 54703
PHONE: (715) 836-1012

The CVJO is dedicated to bringing the finest big band jazz to the Chippewa Valley region as both entertaining and educational experiences. Under the guiding hand of musical director Bruce Hering, the CVJO brings together many of the finest musicians throughout the region to perform jazz in a concert setting. Among the members of the CVJO are many of the most respected jazz musicians in the Chippewa Valley, including full-time performers, music educators, students, and other community members with a passion for the art of the big band. This substantial collection of talent makes it possible for the CVJO to tackle a wide variety of musical styles and eras, and their concerts will reflect both the traditions that are the underpinnings of jazz as well as the works of more modern composers. Our goal, above all others, is raise public awareness of the richness the the one great American musical art form, jazz.

316 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire, WI - 54701
PHONE: (715) 832-6366 - FAX: (715) 832-0828

For over 30 years, the Chippewa Valley Symphony has grown into the finest community orchestra in the area presenting a four-concert season, a Pops Concert, and Silver Sounds, its musical gift to the community.</p> <p>CVS provides an opportunity for talented musicians to play and perform, provides audiences with diversified symphonic selections, develops new audiences, and strives to increase knowledge and appreciation of fine music. The community benefits from the concert season coupled with a strong education program in the schools.</p>

102 W. Grand AVE
Eau Claire, WI - 54703
PHONE: (715) 832-7529

This volunteer-driven community theatre produces plays and Broadway musicals for all ages, and programs for children. Since 1981, the Guild has produced more than 120 Main stage productions seen by over 225,000 people. </p> <p>Room Size Square Feet Seating Capacity</p> <p>Auditorium 30'x40' 1,200 140<br />Upstairs Meeting Room 12'x21' 252<br />Downstairs Meeting Room 30'x40' 1,200</p> <p>Amenities: <br />18'x18' Stage available Projector, lighting and small sound system available <br />Kitchen facilities</p>

PO Box 1623
Eau Claire, WI - 54702
PHONE: (715) 831-3331

ECCO, the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra, is a group of professional musicians who provide high quality classical music concerts for Northwest Wisconsin. Founded in 1998, ECCO relies mainly on professional musicians from the Eau Claire and Menomonie areas, but also has members who commute from the Twin Cities or further away because they enjoy performing together.</p> <p>The orchestra's educational outreach programs raise the level of musical awareness for the area and, together with its varied musical programs, enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors. An annual feature of its schedule is the mid-winter Family Concert, to which the entire community is invited. ECCO has recently released its second CD. For ticket or schedule information call or visit the ECCO Web site.</p>

1814 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire, WI - 54703
PHONE: (715) 839-8877

The Eau Claire Children's Theatre is a volunteer-driven community theater providing quality theatrical and educational experiences for western Wisconsin residents of all ages. The 18th season features exciting shows for every member of the family! Popular youth shows include A Year With Frog and Toad, Jack and the Beanstalk and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe; shows for all ages include Fiddler on the Roof, Wizard of Oz, Disney's Aladdin and the just released High School Musical among others. Contact us to request a season brochure highlighting all of this year's performances and ticket information.</p>

PO Box 1401
Eau Claire, WI - 54702-1401
PHONE: (715) 836-4092

For over 40 years, the Eau Claire Jazz Festival has promoted appreciation and a continuation of jazz music through the integration of the arts and provided a world class festival to draw visitors to the Chippewa Valley. Participants choose from a variety of clinics that energize music directors and jazz lovers alike. Whether you are curious about jazz music or are a jazz lover, you will enjoy a wonderful weekend of music and a celebration of the arts at the Eau Claire Jazz Festival.

316 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire, WI - 54701
PHONE: (715) 832-2787 - FAX: (715) 832-0828

The Eau Claire Regional Arts Center provides a home base for local arts organizations, gallery space for area artists, a 1,098-seat theatre for local and national touring shows, and countless opportunities for everyone in the Chippewa Valley to enrich their lives through the arts. Each year, over 100,000 people of all ages and backgrounds participate in arts programs at the State Theatre as performers, artists, audience members, students, visitors, and volunteers. "The State Theatre is a unique venue that boasts nostalgic greatness."</p> <p>The Arts Center serves as a cost-effective way of enhancing the quality of life in our community and providing a downtown destination for residents and visitors alike-to either enjoy a touring show or a locally produced performance at the historic State Theatre. Many wonderful exhibits featuring local artists are on display for public viewing in the Janet Carson Gallery. It is a place as well as a purpose in which the Chippewa Valley can continue to take great pride.</p>

Dancers Studio, Suite 122 - Banbury BLDG 13F - 800 Wisconsin ST
Eau Claire, WI - 54703
PHONE: (715) 926-4233

Belly Dancing is for women of all ages, shapes and sizes - you name it! That is what is so wonderful about this dance form. It is a celebration of being woman. Plus, it's important to keep learning.</p> <p>The Shimmy Sisters are available to perform at company, charity and family events including weddings and festivals. Laura from EC Shimmy offers 6 week session classes at the studio, along with private classes for companies, women's events and bridal showers.</p> <p>Laura began her dance training in 1985 studying classical ballet in California and continued training with classical studios in Minneapolis. In addition to ballet/pointe, she trained in jazz, tap, modern, Irish step dance, and belly dance. Laura operated her own studios for 13 years. In 2005, she began teaching adult belly dance, and started the Shimmy Sister dance troupe, and Hippy Chicks belly dancers.</p>

205 E Main St.
Menomonie, WI - 54751
PHONE: (715) 235-0001 - FAX: (715) 235-9736

The Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts - formerly the Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater - has brought cultural excellence to the Chippewa Valley since it was commissioned in 1889 by Andrew and Bertha Tainter to honor their daughter Mabel, who passed away in 1886 at the age of 19.</p> <p>The 124 year old facility is listed on the National Register of Historic Theaters and is a Wisconsin Historic Marker destination. The Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts presents and produces a diverse, year-round season of music, theater, dance, and comedy in its Victorian-era “jewel box” theater; hosts a monthly “Jazz and Wine at the Mabel” series in its intimate Gallery; offers visual arts exhibitions and classes in its Studio; hosts a beloved annual Fine Arts and Crafts Fair.</p> <p>For further information or to learn about upcoming events, visit</p>

208 S Barstow St.
Eau Claire, WI - 54701
PHONE: (715) 832-8844

Armed with a time-tested family recipe for success, they're home to more than just Eau Claire's best hand rolled authentically local pizza. Plus means more! You will find intimate bar side seating and a spacious dining room featuring natural brick and mortar walls augmented by a historic tin ceiling. The fresh and natural urban feel of the space compliments their artisan cuisine.