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.
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.
TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE RITA
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.
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 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 about The Rita.