Kohl's Wild Theater

Performance Request

Before submitting a request, review the following requirements. Additional information can be found on the FAQ page. If you have any questions, contact Chris Orth at or 414-258-5058, ext. 404.

Once a request is submitted and reviewed, you will receive a follow-up phone call or email for confirmation. Please note, a performance is not officially scheduled until you receive, sign and return the Performance Contract.

Performance Requirements:

  • A flat (covered if outdoors) performance space of at least 20 x 20 feet (not including audience seating.) We cannot perform on dirt, sand or grass.
  • Ceiling height clearance of at least 9 feet to accommodate the height of our sets.
  • An hour before and after the performance with no children in the room to allow for set-up and take-down
  • At least 100 students for school performances. More than 300 students would require 2 performances (see FAQ). An all-student assembly is suggested for schools with fewer than 100 students.
  • An audience of at least 50 for library, festival or care facility performances
  • Venue must be within a one-hour radius of the Milwaukee County Zoo
  • A safe pathway for loading equipment into and out of the performance space.
  • Access to off-street parking next to the building for load in.
  • A performance area should be on the first floor or accessible by elevator. If flights of stairs are required for load-in, then certain shows cannot be guaranteed.

Click here to see examples of our sets at different venues.

Please complete the following form to request a performance:

Contact Person


Date & Time Requested

Click here to view tentative availability.

Requested Performance

(100 minimum for schools, 50 minimum for public events/care centers/all school assemblies)
(Please keep in mind that multiple flights of stairs will increase the set-up time)

In case of an emergency, please list a secondary contact person and a phone number:

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If you have any questions, call 414-258-5058, ext. 404, or email

If you would like to attend a performance at a festival or public event, check out the calendar of public performances here.

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