Theatre on the Bay


Since 1966, Theatre on the Bay has been a community mainstay, providing culture, entertainment, education and enrichment for our residents, tourists and business people alike. 

The UW-Marinette campus theatre is named in honor of Herbert L. Williams, associate professor of Communication Arts and Artistic Director of Theatre on the Bay from 1966 until his retirement in 1996. 

Theatre Facts

  • Built in 1968 by Marinette County
  • Furnished by the University
  • Backstage area expanded in 1983
  • 362 seats
  • Thrust stage
  • First performance Feb. 11, 1969, concert by flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal
  • First Theatre on the Bay production, "Lion in Winter"
  • First lecture, cartoonist Al Capp
  • First professional theatre touring performance, "Waiting for Godot" by the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre.

The 48th Season: 2014-2015

Theatre on the Bay and Children's Theatre are excited to take you on a "journey around the world" during our 48th Season! Your passport to entertainment starts here! See the Ticketing page for prices and purchasing.


July 17-20 & 24-27

Life is a Cabaret again when the classic musical of pre-World War II Berlin returns to the Nancy Gehrke stage in the legendary Herbert L. Williams Theatre on the campus of UW-Marinette, July 17-20 and July 24-27, 2014.


An Inspector Calls

November 14-16 & 21-23

An Inspector Calls, written by J.B. Priestley transports you to 1912 England, and tells the story of how an upper crust English family dinner is interrrupted by a police inspector who brings news that a girl known to everyone present has died in suspicious circumstances.

Buy Tickets to An Inspector Calls


Becky's New Car

April 10-12 & 17-19, 2015

TOB closes Season 48 back in the USA in April 2015 with Steven Dietz's Becky's New Car - a thoroughly original comedy with serious overtones, a devious and delightful romp down the road not taken.

Buy Tickets to Becky's New Car