South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center
The South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center (SMPAC) provides professionally-managed theatre services for the School District of South Milwaukee, community and regional performing arts groups and other presenters, and presents its own annual Performing Arts Series featuring diverse performances from all over the world. Artists who've performed on our stage include Arlo Guthrie, The Vienna Boys Choir, John McGivern, Robert Glasper, Milwaukee Ballet II, BoDeans, Cantare Chorale, Jesse Cook, Tommy Emmanuel, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and more. Our mission is to provide creative, innovative and diverse performing arts experiences and lifelong education for people of all ages.
The South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center (SMPAC) was founded in 2004 as part of the new South Milwaukee High School campus. As part of the School District of South Milwaukee (SDSM), the SMPAC serves as the home for district concerts, plays, musicals, awards ceremonies and meetings. The SDSM has had an extensive and strong arts program for most of its more than century-long history. Countless awards, trophies and honors have been bestowed upon the locally legendary directors of theatre and music who have graced the stages of the District. The City of South Milwaukee, accordingly, has long supported the creation of a fine arts center to house these programs.