The Northern Lights Theater

Top-notch Artists in an Intimate Atmosphere

Come for the performance; stay for the experience.

The Northern Lights Theater at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is your first-class performance theater in the Milwaukee area. From legendary band concerts and comedy acts to exciting live game show productions, you'll discover endless entertainment almost every day of the week.

With a comfortable seating arrangement and world-class sound system, the venue offers an intimate setting that makes you feel right at home while capturing the magic of your favorite act. In addition to the enchanting ambiance, enjoy being treated like royalty with our accommodating personal service. Whether you’re right up next to the stage or taking in the entertainment from a balcony view–there isn't a bad seat in the house.

Check out our Events in Milwaukee to find your next great show.


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Buy in-person at the Box Office
1 p.m. – 7 p.m. Wednesday–Sunday

The Box Office is open 30 minutes prior to show on-sale times and three hours prior to show times on Mondays & Tuesdays. The Box Office is otherwise closed on Mondays & Tuesdays and all major holidays.

  • Tickets may be purchased with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and cash (at the Box Office).
  • Tickets at will-call may be picked up two hours prior to show time.
  • Guests must present photo ID when picking up tickets.
  • All guests must be at least 21 years old to enter all Potawatomi Hotel & Casino entertainment venues.
  • All tickets are sold with a no return or exchange policy.
  • There is a six-ticket limit on ticket purchases, unless otherwise specified.
  • All schedules/times are subject to change at any time without notice.

Box Office General Information:

Random Number Distribution Tickets (Lottery) for 1st Day On Sale

For your convenience, this box office uses a Random Number Distribution procedure for all major events.

Random Number Distribution (RND) provides for the fair and equitable distribution of tickets, providing each guest a chance to be first, without the need for long hours of waiting in line.

There is no need to arrive at the Box Office earlier than 30 (thirty) minutes before the scheduled on sale.

RND Policy & Procedure:

  • Purchase tickets for the first day of an "on sale" using CASH, VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, AMERICAN EXPRESS, AND BY REDEEMING POINTS.
  • 30 (thirty) minutes before the event goes on sale, RND tickets will be issued to the guests in line at the Box Office. Only 1 (one) RND ticket per guest or group.
  • 15 (fifteen) minutes before the event goes on sale, the starting number will be chosen by a member of the crowd (to avoid assumption of the lottery not being conducted in a fair manner), and a line will be formed. Any guests arriving after this time, will go directly to the end of the line.
  • The sales system pulls up the next available seats at the time of the request. Guests do have the option of requesting next available in the different price levels only.
  • An RND number DOES NOT guarantee you a show ticket, only a place in line.
  • RND line tickets are non-transferable and cannot be sold, or given to another guest. Doing so will revoke BOTH parties’ right to purchase.

Northern Lights Theater Balcony

The balcony level features traditional theater seating. Sit back, relax and enjoy a wide array of Milwaukee performances.

Northern Lights Theater Floor

The floor level features booth and table seating. Get up close and personal for all of the Milwaukee live shows.

Download a PDF of the seating chart »

Theater Seating Chart

Live Concert Seating Chart at The Expo Center

Download a PDF of the seating chart »

Soft Drinks / Non-Alcoholic Beverages
$2.25 ea.


Diet Pepsi

Mist Twist

Diet Mist Twist

Unsweetened Ice Tea


Cranberry Juice

Orange Juice

Pineapple Juice

Bottled Beer
$4.25 ea.

Miller Lite

Miller Genuine Draft

Miller High Life

Coors Light


$5.25 ea.



New Glarus Spotted Cow

White Claw Hard Seltzer (rotating flavors)

Angry Orchard

Heineken 0.00 (non-alcoholic)

Wine $6 glass / $22 bottle


Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet 

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Merlot


Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Pinot Grigio

Albertoni Moscato


J Roget Champagne

Albertoni White Zinfandel



Taaka, Absolut, Absolut Citron, Grey Goose


Bartons, Bacardi, Bacardi Limon, Captain Morgan, Malibu


Seagrams 7, Jack Daniel’s, Jameson, Crown Royal


Jim Beam, Makers Mark, Knob Creek


Central Standard, Korbel, Remy Martin


Dewars, Johnny Walker Black, Macallan 12


Bombay, Bombay Sapphire, Hendricks


Jose Cuervo Gold, 1800 Silver, Patron Silver


Disarrono Amaretto, Kahlua, Fireball, Jagermiester, Bailey’s, Grand Marnier, Dr. McGillicuddy’s, Dr. McGillicuddy’s Cherry, Sour Apple Pucker, Peach Schnapps

The northern lights theater stage specs

The Northern Lights Theater Specs

Welcome to The Northern Lights Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

For traveling acts, the theater staff is happy to provide a walk-through of the facility. Read More »

The Northern Lights Theater is a smoke-free space.