At the Rita: Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities

Plan your visit to the rita


The Rita is conveniently located between Milwaukee and Chicago on the picturesque campus of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in the Town of Somers, Kenosha County, minutes from downtown Kenosha and downtown Racine.

From Highway 31/Green Bay Road

Turn east on County Highway E and continue 1.25 miles to 39th Ave., turn north. Drive to the Avenue of the Arts, turn right.

From Highway 32/Sheridan Road/Racine Street

Turn west on County Highway E and continue to 1.75 miles to 39th Ave., turn north. Drive to the Avenue of the Arts, turn right.

From Chicago or Milwaukee on Interstate 94

Take County Highway E east 5 miles to 39th Ave., turn north. Drive to the Avenue of the Arts, turn right.

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When visiting The Rita for a performance, please park in The Rita parking (Lot B) in an unmarked, unmetered space. 

If you are visiting during permit enforcement hours, when there is no performance, please follow the directions on our VISITOR PARKING page.

Call the Box Office (262-595-2564) if you have any questions about parking.


There is no better way to experience The Rita than to visit, so we hope to see you soon. In the meantime, we invite you on a virtual tour of our many performance venues, studios, and labs. Use the links below to jump directly to some of our most popular venues.

Extend your visit to our surrounding communities.



Kenosha's Lake Michigan shoreline is one of its most popular features, with nearly 90 percent publicly accessible via parks, beaches, festival places and a miles-long promenade. The lakeshore also boasts five one-of-a-kind museums, an authentic electric streetcar system, two historic lighthouses, and the popular Kenosha HarborMarket. A vibrant Downtown district full of shopping, dining and the arts is ideally located just steps from the lakeshore and makes for a truly special visit.

Visit Racine


Racine County is a mix of what’s best about Wisconsin and the Midwest. A prime location in southeastern Wisconsin, Racine County is located approximately 30 miles south of Milwaukee and 60 miles north of Chicago. Interstate 94 conveniently links the Racine County with Milwaukee, Madison, and Minneapolis to the west, and Chicago and Detroit to the east.

Box Office


The Rita, Ground Floor
900 Wood Rd. 
Kenosha, WI 53144
Parking: Lot B, C

About The Rita

Since 1968, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside has continued to build a reputation as an outstanding liberal arts institution with particularly strong fine arts programs. With The Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts & Humanities, our state-of-the-art instructional facilities and stunning performance venues match our award-winning academic programs and provide even greater community access. Learn more.

Directions to The Rita  |  Download Campus Map

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