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Welcome to Young Auditorium, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's largest performing arts venue. We are a state-of-the-art facility, with 1,300 seats and a 400 sq foot stage that hosts dozens of dance, music, theatre, comedy, and university events each year. Our building is fully accessible, with seating for 46 wheelchairs, and technology to assist guests with visual or hearing impairments.

Our Mission

Young Auditorium serves as a presenting organization for the performing arts and as an educational and cultural center enriching the lives of the campus and regional communities.

Vision Statement

Young Auditorium is an indispensable resource serving as a perpetual catalyst for inspiration and community.

Director's Note

Welcome to Young Auditorium's 2018-2019 season; bringing you the best in the world of the performing arts! Thanks to the support from people like you, we continue to serve as the premier performing arts center in our region, offering world-class programming at reasonable prices. We are especially grateful for the strong support the Auditorium has received in the area of membership. It is an indicator that we are fulfilling our mission: to serve as an educational and cultural center, enriching the lives of both the campus and regional communities.

As ticket revenue only covers a portion of Young Auditorium's operating costs, additional membership support is extremely important to our organization. We actively welcome new members, offering a series of ‘Members Only' benefits including discounts on ALL Young Auditorium ticket purchases, access to event presales, and exclusive invites to FREE members receptions where you just might meet the stars of the show! A full description of membership offerings and benefits can be found here.

We invite you to take some time to learn about the various events that comprise Young Auditorium's 2018-2019 season. There is truly something for everyone in our diverse offering of exceptional presenting artists. We hope you are as excited as we are about the scheduled performances, and we heartily invite you to Come Be Amazed!


The ground breaking for the auditorium in June 1991 was made possible through the Irvin L. Young Foundation. The Foundation, along with the auditorium, honors an individual whose name had long been associated with philanthropy and humanitarianism throughout the state of Wisconsin and around the world. From humble beginnings, without the advantages of a high school or college education, Mr. Irvin Young used his time, talents and strong entrepreneurial spirit to establish a variety of successful businesses. Inspired by a business trip to Africa and the commitments he formed there, Mr. Young established the Irvin L. Young Foundation in 1949. Mrs. Fern Young continued her husband's benevolence until her death in January 2002. Thousands of people, both at home and abroad, have been positively affected by their kindness. It is our goal that, by bearing Mr. Young's name, we continue in his path of serving Wisconsin residents for years to come. Learn more about Irvin L. Young »