The Wayne & Kristine Lueders Florentine Opera Center

926 E. Burleigh Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212
(adjacent to the Florentine’s new administrative offices at 930 E. Burleigh Street)

Now in its fifth season of operation, the Wayne & Kristine Lueders Florentine Opera Center in the heart of Milwaukee’s revitalized Riverwest neighborhood, serves as a home base for production, the Baumgartner Studio Artists and our ever-expanding youth education and community programming.

This customized 3,000 square foot building houses two rehearsal/performance spaces, offices, kitchen facilities, workshops for designing and building productions, costumes and wigs, and a warehouse for the storage of production elements.

The Florentine Opera Center is supported, in part, by generous donations by Wayne and Kristine Lueders and Mario and Cathy Costantini. Support for programming and performances is provided by the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, with added support by the Frieda & William Hunt Memorial Trust, and by generous individual donors.



Free parking is available on the street and in the small area West of the Opera Center.


Rental Information

In addition to providing the Florentine with its own rehearsal space, the Center is also utilized as a reasonably priced, first-class rehearsal space to local and emerging performers and arts groups. Email us at or complete the form below for information about renting the space.