FAQs

Appropriate dress for an afternoon or evening at The Fireside would range from dressy to business casual.

Dining is required for all performances.

Dining only reservations can be made for Friday and Saturday evenings. On Friday evenings we have an award-winning Fish and Chicken Fry. On Saturday evenings we offer a menu of our most popular entrees. View The Fireside Theatre Dinner Menu. Dining times may be restricted if the theatre is full and the box office would know what times were available. During the run of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST there will be no dining only for Fish Fry on Friday March 24, March 31 or April 7.

We also take dining only reservations for our Thursday evening buffet and Sunday brunch when space is available. Due to the sold out performances of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, dining only will not be available during this show including Easter Sunday, April 16th.

The toll free number for the box office is 800-477-9505.

Yes, The Fireside's Celebration Package is perfect for guest celebrating a birthday, anniversary or other special event. This package includes two-pack of Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting and a 14-ounce package of delicious Pecan Treasures from our Bakery in a re-usable Fireside tote bag along with a souvenir photograph and two glasses of our Celebration Punch - a celebratory mix of fresh tropical fruit juices, pineapple rum, and a splash of white soda - available with or without alcohol. You may also have your special occasion announced in the theatre with the opening welcome if you wish. This $20.00 package is available through the box office in advance of your visit by calling 1-800-477-9505. If you do not wish to purchase the Celebration Package but would like a birthday or anniversary recognized please let the box office know and they will arrange to have a candle in the dessert as it is brought to the table.

The Fireside Dinner Theatre has a theatre-in-the-round with a square stage surrounded by five rows of main floor seating on two sides, nine rows of main floor seating on two sides and two rows of balcony seating on all four sides. The entire facility is accessible to guests with disabilities, including theatre seating in section Y, row J. Section Y, row K are raised chairs at the back of that section. Please let us know of any special needs you have when placing reservations.

Yes! We are pleased to offer a new Hearing Loop system to aid guests with hearing loss. If you wear hearing aids with a telecoil, the system will either automatically amplify the sound or you may need to turn that function on. If you do not wear hearing aids or if they do not have the telecoil, you may request use of a headset from the House Manager before the performance.

We recommend the following area hotel:
Holiday Inn Express Fort Atkinson 920-563-3600
Please call ahead for rates and availability.

Auditions for The Fireside are held in New York several months prior to each show and are advertised in New York's Backstage Newspaper. If you are unable to attend the New York auditions and have professional credentials, you may send a picture and resume to:
Director
The Fireside Theatre
PO Box 7
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

If you are interested in children's auditions, those are held as needed and advertised locally and in several surrounding communities.  You can also request email notification of those auditions by emailing information@firesidetheatre.com.  The next scheduled auditions for children will be held on March 22, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at The Fireside. We are seeking a boy and a girl age 7 - 12 no taller than 5' to play the children of the leading character, Emile DeBecque, in SOUTH PACIFIC. The children in the play are mixed-race Pacific Islanders and should look Asian, Polynesian, or African-American. All ethnic groups are invited to audition. The show will begin rehearsals on April 3 and will run from April 20 - June 4, 2017. The children will be double cast. All those auditioning should be prepared to learn the song "Dites Moi" from SOUTH PACIFIC at the audition. Auditioners should bring a current photo that will not be returned. All roles are paid. Any and all further information will be provided at the audition.

As with all professional arts, theatre and sporting events our tickets are not refundable. We will make exchanges for weather emergencies if the storm is severe. We would not make exchanges on a prediction or after-the-fact so see what it's like the day of your performance. For Weather Related Cancellations you must contact our Box Office at 800-477-9505 on the day you are booked. All decisions are made the day of the show and rebooking options will be given at that time. For Matinee Cancellations please call anytime after 8:00 a.m. and for Evening Cancellations please call after 1:00p.m. Any cancellations sent by email will not be considered valid.

Youth Packages for ages 14 and under are available for all performances for $45.95 plus tax and facilities charge. Youth enjoy the same Thursday evening buffet and Sunday Brunch as all guests with the Youth Package salad and dessert. For all other performances, their menu includes a Fresh Fruit Salad, Chicken Strips, Macaroni and Cheese, Green Beans, Corn, and a Chocolate Sundae.

Our fresh baked goods are available on all performance days from the arrival time until the performance starts and on Friday evenings from 4 to 9 p.m. We bake the following breads: Wisconsin Seven Grain Maple Walnut, Cheddar Cheese, Cinnamon Raisin, Asiago Cheese, Craisin Pecan Oat, Dill and on Fridays we also have Rye. We also bake Blueberry, Craisin and Raisin-Carrot-Nut Muffins, Cinnamon Rolls and Danish.