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Old Gem Theater, New Richmond, Wisconsin

116 North Knowles Avenue, New Richmond, WI 54017, United States
Admission: $12.00
TICKET PRICES: Adults: $12; Students and Seniors: $10; Group discounts available.
Call 715-246-3285 or 800-886-8035 for ticket reservations or more information. 

Old Gem Theater is located in New Richmond Wisconsin, just under northeast of the Twin Cities. Gianna's (at-the-time) 5-year-old guarantees "That’s wasn’t so far, Mom!” Each season, the theater produces several kid-friendly plays and musicals -- both for the public and as school field trips. The theater experience will be enhanced by the building's vintage Art Deco decor, including original light sconces and murals.

Old Gem Theater, New Richmond, Wisconsin

History of Old Gem Theater

The building originally opened as a vaudeville house called The Gem in 1916. Over the years, it has shown silent films and movies. John F. Kennedy even made a campaign stop at this theater. In 2002, under new ownership, it became the Old Gem Theater as a venue for guest artists, performing arts education, and youth theater. 

2014 Charlotte's Web Cast. image courtesy of Old Gem Theatre

2014 Charlotte's Web Cast. image courtesy of Old Gem Theater

Find Shows and Classes

For upcoming information about classes visit Old Gem's websiteFind Upcoming Shows along with reading recommendations on our Performing Arts Calendar. We love the fact that most of their plays are based on classic children's books. This is a great way to make reading time fun with an extra special outing after finishing the book.

Old Gem 2015 Babe Cast

2015 Babe Cast, photo courtesy of Old Gem Theater

Past Review:

  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff - While this show is past, Gianna's review gives you a good idea what to expect from a visit to this New Richmond theater. 

2014 Three Billy Goats Gruff - Old Gem

2014 Three Billy Goats Gruff


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