The Royale @ Milwaukee Rep Stiemke Studio

  • November 02, 2016
  • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Milwaukee
  • 36


  • NOTE: Member ($49) with guest ($59) will cost a total of $108. TO ADD YOUR GUEST: click on the "ADD GUEST" button at the bottom of the registration form and enter the guest information, as indicated. Thank you.
  • Registration Fee includes Member Registration Fee ($49) plus cost of The Royale Ticket ($25), or $74.00.
  • Single ticket purchase cost: $32. To add a second ticket purchase ($42), click on the "Add guest" button at the bottom on the registration form. Two ticket purchase total: $74.
  • Visit other cultural and educational Milwaukee venues including the Milwaukee Art Museum while others are at the theater. $22 Member Rate. Member with Guest Rate = $54

Guest Registration Fee: $59

NOTE: Members register their guests.

Registration Fee includes Badger Bus travel with Wi-Fi and theater ticket;. Lunch is on your own.

Drive yourself: $32 Member/$42 Guest

Independent Study is now available to visit other Milwaukee cultural and educational venues, including the Milwaukee Art Museum, while others are in the theater. Registration Fee is just the bus fare: $22 member and $32 guest.

Registration Deadline: November 1st

Registration is closed

Join us for The Royale - the third play in our eight-play Milwaukee Rep field trip series. The Royale is a new play staged in the smaller Stiemke Studio for an intimate theatrical experience.


Ray “The Sport” Jackson wants nothing more than to prove he’s the best boxer in the world but in the Jim Crow era, his chances are as good as knocked out. When a crooked boxing promoter hatches a plan for “the fight of the century,” The Sport just might land a place in the ring with the reigning white heavyweight champion. Set in a boxing ring and inspired by the true story of the boxer who broke the color barrier in professional sports, The Royale packs a punch that will leave you breathless.

Watch a sneak peek of The Royale with David St Louis at Centre Theater Group.

Hear what Director Keven Ramsey has to say about the themes of The Royale.

Meet the cast of The Royale at their first rehearsal.

Learn more about The Royale - explore its Milwaukee Rep's webpage.

The Milwaukee Rep’s production of The Royale opens September 28. The running time is approximately 75 minutes (1:30 PM – 2:45 PM) with no intermission. 

Special Talk Back to follow at approximately 3:00 PM

Join local historian Randal Ali for a conversation about the real Jack Johnson and the impact of his life on American society. 

Randal Ali has an MA in African Studies from the University of Iowa and a PhD in History, and has written several articles detailing Jack Johnson’s history and cultural significance. 

Registration Limit: 54

Registration Deadlines: 

October 2 - Best Seats Deadline Ticket Order 

October 31 - Last Chance to Register

Directions to the Stiemke Studio: The Stiemke Studio is located on the ground floor of the Milwaukee Center Rotunda in the northwest corner near the gold escalator. 

The Stiemke Studio black box is a blank canvas for the designers; typically seating just over 200, patrons may be seated in two sections of seats looking down at either side of the action taking place in an aisle down the middle or more traditional banks of raked seating. 

Everything in this space can be changed to best suit the director’s concept for the show and no two shows in this space are alike. 

The outer lobby of the Stiemke Studio, where one first enters, includes a Concierge where you can check out assistive listening devices, purchase parking passes for the Milwaukee Center Garage, check your coat or pick up a large print program. 

The lobby includes seating, standing cocktail tables, and bar offering drinks and concessions.

Milwaukee Rep’s Stiemke Studio is handicapped accessible. However, each seating row is elevated above the proceeding row in a stepped-bleacher section configuration. There is handrail support on the outer stairway of each section.

Accessibility Policy.On the Badger Bus, you must be able to climb steps to board and exit the bus. If you need assistance, we recommend that you bring a friend to give you a hand.

Guest Policy Members must register their guests. Each PLATO member is entitled to bring one non-member guest per bus trip. (Members may bring more than one guest near the registration Deadline Date if seats are available. Check with trip organizer.) Non-member guests pay an additional $15.00 registration fee. PLATO Membership is $60.00/year.                                                                        



PLATO Member Fee:

$49.00 (Lunch is on you own)                                            

Non-Member Guest of a Member Fee:

 $64.00 (Lunch is on your own)

Registration Fee includes: Badger Bus with Wi-Fi and Theater Ticket. Lunch is on You Own.

Member Extra Ticket Purchase: $25

For Non-Member Guest who will meet you in Milwaukee

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Independent Study registration is now available, which provides the option to explore other Milwaukee  non-theater cultural and educational opportunities.

The most popular is visiting the Milwaukee Art Museum. Our driver will drop you off and pick you up. See the schedule in the Itinerary below. 

There are three notable exhibits currently featured:

Corot, Daubigny, Millet: Visions of France

From Rembrandt to Parmigianino: Old Masters from Private Collections

Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s

Registration fee: $20 Members & $30 Guests.

Registration Deadline: November 1

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Rep In-Depth  an optional, but highly recommended, lively and informative 45 minute pre-talk which starts 45 minutes before every performance in the Stiemke Studio and runs from 12:45 PM to 1:15 PM. It is free and you can drop in any time during the course of the talk. 

This popular series is sure to enhance your theater-going experience with background information about the play you are about to see. Come and join us and all of the other audience members who enjoy this free educational event! (Use the Main Floor entrance to the Stiemke Studio)

Free Time from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM


Explore Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward or Weston on both sides of the river near the Rep

There are many nearby Third Ward restaurants from which to choose, including the Milwaukee Public Market that contains eight distinctive eateries.

For other nearby Third Ward cafes and restaurants (including map), click here.

Historic Third Ward Shopping, Dining and Entertainment Guide: Spring 2016 (with location directory p. 30 and map p. 31)

For Westown neighborhood eateries and restaurants along both sides of the river from the Rep (including map), click here.


Bear in mind that our boarding bus route is like Madison Metro or any other municipal bus service. Please arrive early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus. When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave. Arrive early and we will all arrive in Milwaukee on time to begin our adventure.

– Don’t be late. We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.

– Pack water bottles and snacks for sustenance on the trip.


Leave Madison

8:30 AM         Bus  arrives at Oakwood University Woods to begin boarding.

8:50 AM     Arrives at Capitol Lakes

9:10 AM     Arrives at East Towne Shopko

9:20 AM    Departs for Milwaukee (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)

In Milwaukee

11:00 AM     Arrive Milwaukee Public Market and other nearby Third Ward restaurants

11:15 PM    Arrive Milwaukee Rep Wells St. entrance for nearby Westown restaurants

11:30 AM  Arrive at Milwaukee Art Museum for Independent Study

12:25 PM        Bus Returns to Milwaukee Public Market for those who need a ride to the Stiemke Studio and would rather not walk the five blocks to the Milwaukee Rep.

12:45 PM  Rep In-Depth pre-talk begins

1:30 PM      The Royale performance begins

2:45 PM        The Royale performance ends

3:00 PM      The Royale talk-back begins

3:30 PM Milwaukee Art Museum pick up Independent Study participants

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM   The Royale talk-back ends

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM  Begin bus boarding for return to Madison. There will be adequate time for coat check retrieval and restroom use

4:15 PM      Depart for Madison (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)

Arrive Madison

5:45 PM         East Towne Shopko

6:05 PM         Capitol Lakes

6:25 PM        Oakwood University Woods

The Royale Mail-In Registration Forms (including instructions):

PLATO Members

UWRA Members

For further information, contact field trip organizer, Bob Blitzke, and 608-271-7741







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