Nō Studios derives from the word play between a rejection artists are so often told, with, nō 能, the Sino-Japanese root word for "skill" or "talent". Founded by Oscar winner and Milwaukee native, John Ridley, the desire behind our 40,000 square foot headquarters is to create a collaborative workspace and social community that offers an environment for artists and art lovers to come together. Our historic building features offices, co-working space, a state-of-the-art screening room, performance stage, café bar, gallery, and rooftop lounge and deck.
Nō Studios is a premier, accessible event venue located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee. Offering elegant ambiance, thoughtful planning and an impeccable level of personalized service, Nō Studios delivers a decidedly different experience.
Cream city brick, natural light, and impactful surroundings make Nō Studios an intimate urban oasis for everything from small gatherings to multi level events.
We invite you to Socialize with Purpose and Celebrate with Intention.