Madison, Wis. – Overture Center’s Kids in the Rotunda offers a diverse lineup of local and regional performers and educators, selected exclusively for children and their families at no cost. The program will continue during the summer with scheduled events that are free and open to the public.

“Kids in the Rotunda is a wonderful introduction to the arts for children and their caregivers. The series provides a critical bonding opportunity, connection to the arts and wonderful learning inspired through the experience,” commented Overture’s Director of Education and Community Engagement, Alanna Medearis. “By extending our season over the summer and partnering with local educational organizations like Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, Olbrich Botanical Gardens and Madison Public Library, we are able to work together to have a positive impact on local families and help curb summer learning loss.”

Kids in the Rotunda at La Fete de Marquette
Saturday, July 15 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Madison Central Park (202 S. Ingersoll Street)
Performances by David Landau, Magic Morgan & Liliana, Madison Circus Space, Drum Power and a family play area from Madison School & Community Recreation’s FIT2GO van. (View full lineup here.)

Read Like a Badger Summer Reading Club Concert and Picnic at the Gardens with Ken Lonnquist
Tuesday, August 1, 6-8 p.m. at Olbrich Botanical Gardens (3330 Atwood Avenue)
Featuring activities with Olbrich Gardens and Overture staff and a concert with Ken Lonnquist at 7 p.m.

Overture will soon announce 2017/18 Kids in the Rotunda season, which remains free and open to the public Saturdays October – April at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. All 1 p.m. performances are sign language interpreted.

Funding provided by American Girl’s Fund for Children, Madison Gas & Electric Foundation, the Kuehn Family Foundation, the Green Bay Packers Foundation, Ian’s Pizza, and by contributions to Overture Center for the Arts. 

OVERTURE CENTER FOR THE ARTS in Madison, Wisconsin, features seven state-of-the-art performance spaces and five galleries where national and international touring artists, ten resident companies and hundreds of local artists engage people in nearly 700,000 educational and artistic experiences each year. Overture.org