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Riverside Theater Ghost Tours

Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 9 – Oct.31
and Thursday, Oct.29
» Multiple Tour Times and Ghost Hunts Available

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The Riverside Theater is best known for two things: amazing shows and being one of the most haunted places in Wisconsin. Over the past 91 years, reports of paranormal activity have been a regular occurrence between the catastrophic fires of the 1960s, massive floods and many mysterious tales from those who have lived and died here. Now you get the unique opportunity to learn more about the behind-the-scenes paranormal activity encountered by staff, patrons and professional ghost hunters. 

Don’t believe it? Come experience it for yourself!

✓ Masks Required
✓ Limited to Groups of 10 or fewer to maintain Social Distancing
✓ Heightened Cleaning and Sanitation Standards

Riverside Theater Ghost Tour 
Fridays and Saturdays, October 9 – October 31 and Thursday, October 29
• 60-minute tour of hot spots for paranormal activity (not normally open to the public)
• Learn historical tidbits about the Riverside from haunted historians
• Hear spine-tingling tales and hear unexplainable, eerie EVPs (electronic voice phenomenon) from past ghost hunts  
• Bar service available before and after tours…hey, it’s Milwaukee after all!

The Late Night Ghost Hunt 
Extremely Limited Number of Tickets Available! 
Two Nights Only, October 30 and 31 (Halloween Night!)

• Exclusive 3-hour investigation (11:30 PM – 2:30 AM) starting on stage with a séance led by a medium who’s no stranger to the spiritual energy of the theater
Includes access to ghost hunting equipment such as digital voice recorders (for capturing EVPs), infrared thermometers, EMF detectors, a spirit box and MORE!
• Spend the night exploring hot spots in the theater with the help of experienced paranormal investigators
• Souvenir gift commemorative Riverside Theater Ghost Tour ‘All Access’ Laminate

Private Tours and Ghost Hunts
Private tours and ghost hunts also available for a personal, privately customized paranormal experience.
» Inquire here for more details


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Ticket Prices

» Ghost Tours - $25
* All tours will be mask required and limited to small groups of 10 or fewer in order to maintain social distancing *

» Late Night Ghost Hunt - $150 
Extremely Limited Number of Tickets Available! 

  • • General Admission
  • • All Ages
  • • ADA Accessible
  • • Learn how your purchase supports our historic theaters » CLICK HERE

Bag Policy - Please Read


To efficiently create a positive and safe experience for all patrons, only small purses (13″W x 4″D x 9″H and smaller) are allowed into the theater and all are subject to search.

All other bags including backpacks and oversized purses are strictly prohibited and bag storage is NOT available at The Pabst, The Riverside, Turner Hall Ballroom or The Back Room @ Colectivo.


Weapons, laser pens, signs, banners, electronic smoking devices (vapes, Juuls, etc.), oversized bags, backpacks, outside food and beverages including water, cans, bottles, alcohol, illegal substances, iPads/tablets, selfie sticks, laptops, professional audio recording devices (unless approved by artist), and any professional photography equipment. The use of vape pens inside the venues are prohibited as well.


Plan to arrive 30 minutes before you want to be in your seat to allow time to go through our security check. Please leave large bags at home or in your car.

We are not responsible for any personal property that is lost, stolen, or damaged.

Thank you for helping to make all of our events efficient, enjoyable and safe for all.

Bag & Carry-In Policy » More information

Night of Show Safety Procedures

To ensure that you stay safe while you’re spooked, the following safety procedures will be in place during the tours: 

·       Masks are required at all times when inside the Riverside and during the tour.

·       If a guest does not have a mask, one will be provided at no cost upon entry. We also have Turner, Pabst, Riverside and Back Room branded masks for sale.

·       All guests are subject to a touchless forehead temperature check prior to entering the building. A guest and the party they are with will not be admitted if an elevated temperature (100°F or above) is detected.

·       Social distancing on the tour is required and there will be plenty of space available to keep appropriate distance.

·       Up to 10 people will be allowed on the tour at one time.

·       Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the tour.

·       The tour route and restrooms will be sanitized in between tours.

·       Each night the Riverside will be professionally cleaned and sanitized.
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