The Fireside Dinner Theater in Fort Atkinson is an absolute favorite. Tourists and locals alike flock to the theater to watch their engaging sets and dine on their gourmet entrees. Reserve your tickets and attend one of your favorite shows like Buddy Holly or a Christmas Story come to life! The phenomenal actors and world class setting allow you to fully immerse yourself into the story and by the end you too may even be singing along.


The theater opened in 1964 as a premier entertainment destination, where guests could gather to watch world class shows with Broadway performers in an intimate setting. The Fireside was an immediate hit. Over a decade, the news spread of the best new attraction in Fort Atkinson and the theater expanded four times to meet the new demand. Ever since they opened, the theater has been recognized by numerous publications as one of the best theaters in Milwaukie, in Wisconsin, in the Midwest, and even one of the best in all of North America!


The Fireside Dinner Theater only showcases one show at a time. Coming up next is Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story which will be running from the beginning September through the end of October. Most shows take over the stage for about a month to two months and perform Wednesday through Sunday. The 2020 season has an incredible lineup of shows. You’ll see classics like Guys and Dolls or Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and some up and coming sets like What Happens in Vegas, which is a tribute to all the legendary performers of the day.


No show is complete without a fabulous 3 course meal! Each menu is specially curated to compliment the show you are attending. For A Christmas Story, you’ll find slow braised beef short ribs, tomato bisque, and a gingerbread pie for dessert. A perfect holiday meal to complement your festive show! If you are attending a matinee, the menu changes a bit to reflect the time of day. The Sunday matinee serves up a brunch style buffett of fruits, fresh baked goodies, and all of your favorite brunch items.

Group Outings:

The theater is a perfect place for a night out with the entire family. Your whole group can dine together, laugh together, and sing along for a night no one will forget! Call them directly and ask about special group pricing, you may get a discount or a couple tickets comped depending on the day! Plan for a birthday, an anniversary, or any special occasion and let the theater know for a special shout out during the show. A night at The Fireside Dinner Theater will fill you up with delicious food, contagious laughter, and great memories that you will cherish for a lifetime. Return to see high energy shows and your favorite performers time and time again. After one show, you’ll be hooked. Planning a trip to the Fireside Dinner Theater? Book a stay at the lovely Hamilton House Bed & Breakfast in downtown Whitewater, just minutes from Kettle Moraine State Park.