Plan Your Visit

Forward Theater Company performs in Overture Center, located between two beautiful lakes in the middle of Madison’s city center. There is a plethora of great downtown shopping and dining options located within walking distance of Overture. We hope you enjoy your night out, and thank you for patronizing the businesses listed below, that have been such generous supporters of FTC.



The Overture Center is located at 201 State Street in downtown Madison, Wisconsin.
Click HERE for more information about Overture Center. 



Overture Center’s central location on the corner of State and Fairchild Streets ensures easy access to convenient downtown parking. Two cashier-operated parking structures adjacent to Overture offer more than 1,400 short-term and all-day public parking spaces. Additional parking ramps can be found on State Street and the Capitol Square, and on-street metered parking is also available for short-term parking in the downtown area. Parking meter rates vary and are posted on each meter. Meters in lots and ramps are enforced 24 hours daily, 7 day per week. Street meters are enforced 8 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday.


Recommended Restaurants, Hotels, and Other Businesses


The Livingston Inn (about 1 mile from Overture Center)
752 E. Gorham St., Madison

Unhinge and Unwind Theater Packages

$79-89 per person weekdays.  Package includes one night stay, Sunday to Thursday, and two tickets to a 

Forward Theater play when available during the run.

$189-199 per person weekends.  Package includes a two night stay arriving on Friday or Saturday, 

and two tickets to a Forward Theater play when available during the run.

Packages are based on double occupancy and subject to availability.  Room tax additional.  

Not valid with other discounts or promotions.  Call (608) 238-6317 for reservations and information.


The Madison Concourse Hotel (1 block from Overture Center)
1 W Dayton St., Madison



Restaurants and Coffee Shops

Cento Italian Restaurant
122 W. Mifflin St., Capitol Square, Madison

The Coopers Tavern
20 W. Mifflin St., Capitol Square, Madison

Eldorado Grill
744 Williamson St., Madison

Fair Trade Coffee 
418 State St., Madison

Fresco Rooftop Restaurant
227 State St., Madison


12 S Carroll St., Capitol Square, Madison 


Heritage Tavern
131 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Michaelangelo's Coffee House

114 State St., Madison



617 Williamson St., Madison

Other Businesses

Orange Tree Imports
1721 Monroe St., Madison

Steve's Wine, Beer and Spirits

Multiple locations in Madison:  University Ave., Midvale Blvd., and McKee Rd.