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Shows for everyone in the family!

The Fireside Dinner Theatre is one of the Midwest’s most popular entertainment destinations and the only Actor’s Equity dinner theatre in Wisconsin. The Klopcic family is proud to celebrate over 54 years of hospitality in charming, historic Fort Atkinson. The Fireside Dinner Theatre, a favorite destination for couples, families and tour groups alike offers a variety of things to do.

We invite you to begin your Fireside experience by browsing through our spectacular gift shops or relaxing in the lounge with a refreshing treat from our menu of regular and alcohol free specialty drinks.  Then we will treat you to a superb dining experience in one of our lovely dining rooms.  Finally, enjoy a live professional show in our intimate theatre-in-the-round.  We hope your visit is an unforgettable adventure filled with more wonder, imagination and inspiration than you’d ever expect.

News & Notes

Children’s Auditions Held for ANNIE

On Wednesday, May 8, 153 young actresses aged 7 – 14 came to The Fireside in search of stardom!  They were here to audition for the roles of Annie and the six orphans in our summer production of ANNIE which opens on July 18th. Each candidate was given the opportunity [...]

Celebrating 55 Years Of Business!

On Saturday evening, May 9, 1964 Dick and Betty Klopcic opened their new intimate pyramid-shaped restaurant with seating for 120 diners. Named The Fireside for the cozy fireplace at its center and the warm experience they hoped to convey, their mission was to offer the finest foods and exceptional service. [...]

Chris Ott, Director of Operations

While his is definitely a familiar face to most Fireside guests it’s safe to say he’s more like family to our most frequent attendees. Chris Ott, Director of Operations, began his Fireside career as a bartender in 2002, a job he held post-college while he was also working at Beloit [...]

41 Years of Theatre

On Tuesday, April 25, 1978 The Fireside opened its inaugural production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC for a ten-week run. That was the beginning of our glorious run of over 200 productions!  SOUTH PACIFIC was also presented in 1983, 2004, and 2017. It’s so fun to see how far [...]

Meet Chef Michael Scott

For Chef Mike, cooking for 700 is just another day at the office. While a few people might think they know what they want to be “when they grow up,” many of us evolve into our careers.  Executive Chef Michael Scott, for example, grew up in Ohio and began his [...]

2019 Flame of Friendship Awards

Saturday, April 6th marked the 26th Flame of Friendship Awards Celebration at The Fireside, recognizing the contribution of group leaders, tour companies, schools, and businesses that regularly bring groups of guests for a dinner theatre experience. This year’s invited guests included anyone who brought at least two groups of 40 [...]

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