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Photography by Jim Schaefer

Photography by Jim Schaefer

Meetings & Conferences at Overture 

Overture Center is a unique and impressive setting for corporate events, with several multi-purpose spaces, customizable setup configurations and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment (and expertise!) to fit your business needs. Count on Overture to deliver a pitch-perfect event, whether you’re planning a reception for a few dozen guests or a conference for several hundred associates.


Learn more about events at Overture with our comprehensive Event Planning Guide:


Download the Event Planning Guide


To begin planning your event at Overture, please call 608.258.4163 or email [email protected]




Venue Rates & Capacities 


Download Rental Rates & Capacities chart 


Rental rates include an onsite event coordinator, general liability insurance, tables, chairs, a lectern, basic lighting and sound (varies by room), an easel, and basic cleaning after the event. Call 608.258.4163 for more information. 


Download the Equipment and Labor Rates chart to see more options for special touches to make your event shine.


Creative Ideas

  • Consider holding your meeting or conference in one of Overture’s theaters: Overture Hall (2,255 seats), Capitol Theater (1,089 seats) or The Playhouse (347 seats). These special venues will engage and impress any audience!
  • Holding your conference at another Madison-area venue? Bring your plenary event, evening reception or breakout sessions to Overture Center.  
  • Reward your employees with a show, reception, or VIP tour. Overture staff can help arrange for group tickets to performances, pre- and post- show receptions and backstage tours.


Catering a Fresco, the exclusive caterer of Overture Center, has earned a reputation for preparing delicious food that reflects the quality and elegance of Overture.  Specializing in seasonal fare and personalized catering menus with options to suit a variety of events and budgets, Catering a Fresco selects only the freshest, highest quality ingredients.  With a commercial kitchen onsite, special care is taken to ensure that food is plated immediately prior to serving. 

Download the Catering a Fresco menu


For meetings and conferences, Catering a Fresco is now offering box lunches for $11.50 - $16.00 per person and break packages (cookies and soda, water, and coffee) for $3.75 per person.  Contact Catering for more information. 


For questions about food and beverage catering at Overture, please call 608.258.4436 or email [email protected].