C.D. Smith is currently providing preconstruction, construction management and general contracting services for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO) to convert the Warner Grand Theatre into its new performance center.
C.D. Smith is currently providing preconstruction, construction management and general contracting services for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO) to convert the Warner Grand Theatre into its new performance center.
C.D. Smith is currently providing preconstruction, construction management and general contracting services for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO) to convert the Warner Grand Theatre into its new performance center.
C.D. Smith is currently providing preconstruction, construction management and general contracting services for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO) to convert the Warner Grand Theatre into its new performance center.
C.D. Smith is currently providing preconstruction, construction management and general contracting services for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO) to convert the Warner Grand Theatre into its new performance center.

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's
Warner Grand Theatre

C.D. Smith is currently providing preconstruction, construction management and general contracting services for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO) to convert the Warner Grand Theatre into its new performance center. Our team worked with the Owner, consultant and design team to coordinate all building trades. In collaboration with all trades, we analyzed each part of the project to ensure we were selecting the right product at the right price point.


The stage expansion includes raising of the existing proscenium beam, new performance stage, chorus seating behind the performance, new rigging and theatrical lighting. The south addition consists of grade A multipurpose and prefunction spaces for events. The north addition houses the functions of the theatre. The space includes loading docks, service elevators, mechanical rooms, instrument storage and other functional pieces of the Symphony. The office tower renovation consists of a 12 story tower that will house the MSO offices, music library, and chorus warm up area.

Features include: 

  • Practice Rooms
  • Dressing Rooms
  • Instrument Storage
  • 1,600 occupancy capacity