Plan Your Visit

“The modern thrust stage was conceived to combine the best elements of the standard proscenium stage and the arena stage, allowing intense focus on the performer and still utilizing the architectural elements (scenery) to provide an environment for the performer and audience.”

– Journal Times on the opening of the new Racine Theatre Guild in October 1976

Getting Here


Racine Theatre Guild
2519 Northwestern Ave.
Racine, WI 53404

See construction update below!

Google Map Directions

From the South on I-94

Exit at Highway 20 and go east towards Racine. At Highway 31, turn left and continue north past Highway C (Spring Street) to where the road will fork. Stay right at Highway MM until it ends at Highway 38. Turn right onto Highway 38 (Northwestern Avenue) and stay in the right lane. After you pass the Racine Country Club on your right, there will be an entrance to the Racine Theatre Guild parking lot, which is shared with the Charles A. Wustum Art Museum.

From the North on I-94

Exit at Highway K and go east through Franksville. At the roundabout, take the first exit and follow Highway 38 for about three miles, staying to the right on Northwestern Avenue. After you pass the Racine Country Club on your right, there will be an entrance to the Racine Theatre Guild parking lot, which is shared with Charles A. Wustum Art Museum.

WIS 38 Construction

WIS 38 Bridge Replacement/Northwestern Ave. Construction

Updated 06/04/24

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will begin construction work along WIS 38 in June 2024, from Rapids Drive to County MM (N Green Bay Road), including the bridge over the Root River. This project will take place in two stages, over the course of two construction seasons (2024 and 2025), to accommodate traffic.

WIS 38 will be reduced to a single lane of traffic in each direction and will remain open to local traffic (travelers with a destination inside the workzone) during construction. Access to local residences and businesses will be maintained.

Motorists are encouraged to take an alternative route utilizing WIS 31, County C (Spring Street), and Memorial Drive to avoid delays.

Learn About Alternate Routes


The Racine Theatre Guild has free parking in the large asphalt lot adjacent to building, including handicap parking.

In the case of sold-out performances or events occurring at the RAM Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, sometimes parking spots fill quickly. If you arrive and need to seek alternate parking options, the closest additional lots are located at:

  1. Racine Community Health Center
    2450 Northwestern Ave., Racine
    You can then take the sidewalk along Northwestern Ave. to RTG
  2. Gilmore Fine Arts Drop Off Lot on High Street
    Located behind Racine Fire Department Station 2
    2430 Northwestern Ave., Racine
    You can then cross Northwestern Ave. at the traffic light and take the sidewalk to RTG
  3. Maple Grove Ave.
    Street Parking
    You can then cross Northwestern Ave. and take the sidewalk to RTG.
    Please be aware there is no traffic light at this intersection.

Racine Theatre Guild
2519 Northwestern Ave.
Racine, WI 53404


Monday – Friday
12 p.m. – 6 p.m. &
90 minutes prior to each performance

Bus Route

The Racine Theatre Guild is located on RYDE Bus Route 3 with the closest stop at Northwestern Ave. & High Street.

Our Facility

Following years of planning, fund raising and finally construction, the Racine Theatre Guild moved to its current location at 2519 Northwestern Avenue (Highway 38) in October 1976. While the RTG owns its building, it’s located on land owned by the City of Racine in the Charles A. Wustum Memorial Park, next door to the Wustum campus of the Racine Art Museum.

  • Check out our seating chart here
  • Paved ramp in front of building provides handicapped access
  • 378 permanent seats with 14 spaces for wheelchairs or portable seating
  • Accessible seating is located in Section 2 and 4, Row J
  • Handrails in each aisle from the 10th row (row K) through 1st row (row A)
  • Main level: lobby, concessions, coat check, box office, administrative offices, restrooms
  • Lower level: dressing rooms, storage (props, wardrobe, furniture), production office, green room/classroom, costume shop, kitchenette
  • Fully equipped scene shop at back of building
  • Assisted listening systems via Bluetooth and devices available to borrow at concessions
  • Tours are available on request

Get to Know Racine

Whether you’re a Racine resident or making your way into town for a special event at the theatre, there are so many things to explore throughout the city! We recommend the restaurants advertising in our Playbill: get classic bar and grill food at Buca’s Bar and Grill, grab a drink at Uncorkt, try a slice at Mike & Angelo’s, and pick-up a kringle from O & H Bakery.

There are many other restaurants, cafes, activities, and points of interest near our theatre. Our friends at Visit Racine County have great suggestions!

Your Visit FAQs

Yes, concessions are sold in the lobby before curtain and during intermission. We offer a variety of candy bars and nuts, cookies, soda, bottled water, wine and beer.

Food and drinks are not allowed in the theatre unless they are in a RTG glass or have a secure cover. However, concessions are also allowed in the auditorium for Jean’s Jazz Series, Comedy Tonight and some special events.

While cast and crew are on stage, it is strictly prohibited to hand them gifts or flowers. However, patrons are invited to meet the cast following the performance and can give them gifts at that point. You can also leave your items at the concession are during performances for safe keeping.

Yes! Our theatre can be used for private concerts, fundraisers, weddings, business symposiums, parties, or meetings. Due to our busy schedule, availability may be limited so be sure to check your dates early! Contact Teri at (262) 633-1250 or for more details.

Yes! American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted performances are part of our mainstage series on select days – typically on the second Friday of a show’s run. We will be working with both student interpreters from UW-Milwaukee’s Interpreter Training Program (ITP) and licensed interpreters throughout the season. Each production has the date designated on its webpage.

To ensure selecting seats with the best view of the interpreters, patrons can stop by RTG or contact the Box Office at or (262) 633-4218 to purchase tickets in the designated ASL section.

Yes! The Racine Theatre Guild as both assisted listening headsets are available to be borrowed free of charge from the Concession area for each performance and a Bluetooth enabled assisted listening app.

With the the Bluetooth system, you can easily connect to your Bluetooth enabled hearing aids or headphones. Learn more about downloading the app and using the system here. If you would like assistance setting up the app and your listening system prior to a performance, contact or call (262) 633-1250 ext. 105 to walk through the process or schedule a time to stop in and try it out.

There are many ways to stay connected to the RTG family: