Safety & Security

Inclement Weather

First Stage has never cancelled a weekend performance due to inclement weather. If severe conditions were to warrant performance cancellation, or if the performance venue is unable open due to extreme weather and road conditions, First Stage will attempt to contact all ticket holders for that performance by means of automated telephone calls, email, news, and social media.  Please make sure to we have your updated contact information when you place your ticket order.

Security at the Marcus Performing Arts Center

The safety of our patrons and families attending our performances and programs is of utmost importance. Please note the newest security measures you will find attending performances at the Marcus Performing Arts Center:

  • All bags will be inspected by trained security personnel at the Marcus Center for prohibited items. Please visit for a full list of items and more security details. Those items listed and any additional items that the Marcus Center management determines could potentially distract from the audience’s safety and enjoyment, will not be allowed inside the venue.*
  • Please plan to arrive 30-45 minutes prior to curtain to allow adequate time for security inspection and finding your seat. To make this process as smooth as possible, please consider leaving unnecessary personal items at home or securing them in your vehicle before entering the Marcus Center.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact First Stage at (414) 267-2961 or the Marcus Performing Arts Center at (414) 273-7121.