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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.


Upcoming Shows

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Christmas by the Bay

Encore Performance

Experience the best of the holidays! Encore performance now available! After you register you will receive a link with a limited time window to view.

Brittany Welch once again directed this year's performance.

Encore Performance

Experience the Extraordinary Talent

of our Christmas by the Bay Cast

Please enjoy the audition tapes of our talented Christmas by the Bay cast — a preview of the kind of performance you can expect from the show!

Emily singing "O Holy Night"

Lauren singing "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"

Marie singing "When I Am Older"

Andrew singing "The Christmas Shoes"

(Left): Malachi singing "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas"

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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.

Get Involved

Marinette's performing arts community is thankful to the many families, organizations and businesses that have contributed to the success of our theatrical seasons. To be part of Theatre on the Bay or the Children's Theatre, please contact Linda Hornick, Continuing Education Program Specialist, at or 715-504-3351.


Supporters can sponsor shows through monetary contributions in exchange for program advertisements or "Above the Title" sponsorships.


Supporters can provide scholarships for actors.


Supporters can volunteer their time, helping to build sets, run lights, make costumes or other activities.


Supporters can contribute goods or services for use in productions.