Located approximately 40 minutes northwest of Milwaukee, in the heart of the Kettle Moraine, the Schauer Arts & Activities Center is a performing and visual arts complex located in downtown Hartford, next to the Wisconsin Automotive Museum. Originally a canning factory, the building was built in 1918. After extensive renovations, the Schauer Center opened in February 2001, and now boasts the 571-seat Ruth A. Knoll Theater, the Suckow Family Art Gallery, The Lodge and Ante meeting rooms, a catering prep kitchen, rehearsal hall, dance studio, and Pikes Peak banquet room.
Developing, supporting, and promoting the arts by providing experiences that inspire creativity and connect people.
The Schauer Center strives to be a vital resource that fosters, supports, and enriches the cultural, educational, and social well being of our regional community. We are a gathering place where people from all walks of life achieve a sense of belonging and benefit from enjoying and participating in the arts.