Arts, Culture & Entertainment in Rock County

Throughout Rock County you can experience varying degrees of the arts, from the classics to contemporary Broadway musicals. For those desiring a stroll through botanical / poetry gardens or a passion for Native American and/or industrial arts, there's plenty of choices on those fronts too. So whether you enjoy the thrill of reading about times past or catching a professional minor league baseball or a North American Hockey League game, plan on spending some quality time experiencing Rock County's Arts, Culture and Entertainment. 

A sample of these offerings is described below. For additional information, contact the Rock County Tourism Council


The Armory Janesville, WI LogoThe Armory - Janesville's Armory, built in 1930 was used during World War II by the 192nd Tank Battalion and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The historic building has been renovated into an exciting entertainment venue offering professional musical productions and seating for up to 250 people. Theater shows are seasonal and usually scheduled Fri.-Sun., with weekend matinee hours as well.


Beloit Civic Theatre LogoBeloit Civic Theatre- Enjoy one of three productions-a musical, a comedy, and a mystery-put on annually by this volunteer theatre group. Performances are held in the Elizabeth Remholz Theatre at Beloit Memorial High School. Special Murder-Mystery Dinner performances are available for groups. For additional information, visit .

BIFF LogoBeloit International Film FestivalFrom Cannes to Sundance, the Beloit International Film Festival is becoming recognied as a major film venue. Over 130 shorts, documentaries and feature films are presented annually in eight venues throughout the Beloit area. Two-thousand miles from the shimmering lights of Hollywood, the Beloit International Film Festival adds a little glitz & glimmer to the winter season in South Central Wisconsin. 

Beloit Fine Arts Incubator InteriorBeloit Fine Arts Incubator
- Explore Beloit’s newest addition to the art scene, located in a refurbished Beloit landmark. The Beloit Fine Arts Incubator consists of an art gallery and will house a co-op of artists’ studios. The art gallery showcases both resident artist works and traveling exhibits. For information, call 800.VisitBeloit.

Beloit/Janesville Symphony OrchestraBeloit-Janesville Symphony Orchestra and Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra - Listen to a variety of music including classical, theatrical, and pop music performed by local and nationally renowned guest performers. For ticket information and performance locations, please visit their web pages.

Janesville Performing Arts Center (JPAC) Logo The Janesville Performing Arts Center (JPAC)- is housed in the historic Janesville High School building, located downtown at 408 S. Main Street. The center opened in 2004 and it serves as a professional venue for area non-profit arts, dance, educational, music and theatre groups that canvass an array of genres.  JPAC features a beautifully renovated 630 seat theatre, lobby and art gallery. For information about upcoming events, please visit or call 608.758.0297.

Janesville Jets Hockey - As a new edition to the North American Hockey League, the Janesville Jets are ready to take-off!  Owned and managed by the Wisconsin Hockey Partners, LLC this Junior A Tier II team is based out of the Janesville Ice Arena. For season ticket information, please visit the Janesville Jets online.


Janesville Jets Hockey Logo

Beloit Snappers Baseball Logo Snappers Baseball - You won't find a better place to watch a ballgame than at Pohlman Field located minutes off of Interstate 43 & 90. The 3,500 seat stadium features amenities such as a multi-level picnic deck along the first base line, children's play area, and walk-in gift shop. If you're thinking about becoming a first-time seat holder, make your move now because there is no better time than today.

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