Shawano County Arts Council


Box in the Woods

Shawano County Arts Fair

Shawano Folk Music Festival






Upcoming Events

Ice House

by Peter Bloedel

Coming to the Mielke

October 5-6 & 12-13 at 7:00 p.m.

and October 7 & 14 at 2:00 p.m.

“Ice House” is a hilarious play written by Peter Bloedel, a Theatre Arts professor at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN.  “Ice House” is about 6 lifelong friends who all live in neighboring towns in Minnesota and love to go ice fishing together.  However, Oskar has moved to Florida to care for Ingrid and “the guys” are hatching a plan to get him home – to “Liberate the Viking!”  They have devised a plan to build the ice house of Oskar’s dreams – not just a little shack, but a HOUSE on the ice – complete with running water, a working toilet and a sauna – all while keeping it a secret from their wives.  There are mistaken identities, secret plots being hatched and men sneaking around at night to make clandestine phone calls to Florida.  Please join us in October!

Merry Mielke Craft Fair

November 10, 2018

Come and Join us at our annual Christmas Arts & Craft Fair where you can browse and purchase hand crafted gifts for your Christmas Stockings.  Exhibitors, the deadline is November 1 and space is limited to hurry!

Merry Mielke Entry Form

Theatre Ticket Reservation Policy:

The Mielke Theatre is a black box theatre, which means the seating arrangement can change from one production to another.  For this reason the Mielke has open seating, which means no ticket is assigned to a particular numbered chair, but we will save you a seat if you have purchased a ticket AND have told us which performance you will be attending.  There are 4 ways you can purchase tickets:

  • Purchase a ticket through our website (click on the link at the top of the page that says Buy Tickets), there is no need to call in to tell us when you will be attending – you must sign up for a particular performance date when you purchase online.  You still must arrive at the theatre with your pre-paid ticket at least 15 minutes before show time.
  • Purchased a ticket at one of our outlets.  You MUST call our reservation line (715-526-2525) and let us know which day you will be attending a show.  (It’s hard to save you a seat when we don’t know when you’ll be there).   We cannot save a seat for you any more than 15 minutes before show time.
  • Call our reservation line – 715-526-2525.  Because we have limited seating and it fills up quickly, if you have not paid for your ticket, at quarter-to-the-hour any reserved tickets not claimed/paid for will be released to any walk-in customers.
  • Buy a ticket at the door.  However, any prepaid tickets will be admitted before any walk-ins.  So if there is a particular date you really need go to, be sure to pay for a ticket ahead of time – and let us know which performance you’ll be attending if you bought your ticket at an outlet.

**Regardless if you have paid for your ticket ahead of time or not – you MUST be at the theatre 15 minutes before the show.   At a quarter-to-the-hour, we will begin to sell any remaining unclaimed seats to walk-in customers.


Cast & Crew private page

The Shawano County Arts Council (SCAC) meets at the Mielke Art Center located in beautiful Mielke Park in Shawano County, Wisconsin.  SCAC strongly believes that the Arts are essential to the creation and sustenance of a thriving, vital community.​

The SCAC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to encouraging the arts in Shawano County.