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Since 1966, Theatre on the Bay has been a community mainstay, providing culture, entertainment, education and enrichment for our residents, tourists and business people alike. The UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus theatre is named in honor of Herbert L. Williams, associate professor of Communication Arts and Artistic Director of Theatre on the Bay from 1966 until his retirement in 1996.


Experience the Extraordinary Talent

of our Theatre Community

The extraordinary talent of our theatre community has been staying connected during the pandemic by creating song and performance collaborations, which we are happy to share, along with videos for past performances. The show will go on!

Sincerely Me, performed by Theatre on the Bay members

I Raise My Cup to Him (Hadestown), performed by Theatre on the Bay members

Mamma Mia!, performed by Theatre on the Bay members

In Summer (Frozen, Jr.), performed by Children's Theatre

Upcoming Shows

Christmas by the Bay

Christmas by the Bay | Virtual Performance

December 17-20

NOW AUDITIONING! Christmas by the Bay is looking for talented vocalists for our virtual Christmas production.  We will be having a smaller cast that normal but encourage solo submissions as well as household units to audition together. 

You can play an instrument for your audition as well. Audition submissions are due by September 30th, 2020, and cast list will be published by October 7th, 2020. 

Brittany Welch will be once again directing this year's performance.

Audition Signup

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Children's Theatre offers opportunities for children ages 6-18 to participate in theatrical productions. Since 1993, the theatre has proudly staged performances of our best-loved stories. Children not only perform and gain confidence but learn valuable stage and life skills like teamwork and responsibility.

Box Office

The box office is located in the main lobby of the Fine Arts Building, On performance dates, tickets can be purchased there one hour before each curtain, or at any time using the ticket links above on this page.

Theatre Facts

  • In 1966, Bay Shore Players (TOB's precursor) opened with three one-act plays directed by Herbert L. Williams and Lyle Iverson
  • Built in 1968 by Marinette County
  • Furnished by the University
  • Backstage area expanded in 1983
  • 362 seats
  • Thrust stage
  • First performance Feb. 11, 1969, concert by flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal
  • First Theatre on the Bay production, Lion in Winter
  • First lecture, cartoonist Al Capp
  • First professional theatre touring performance, Waiting for Godot by the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre.