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Downton Abbey Premiere and English Tea Reception


Sunday, January 4, 2015





 Season 5 Premiere Event

Lecture Hall, Monona Terrace, 8:00-10:00pm

Join Madison fans and friends at Monona Terrace for the premiere event of Downton Abbey as it returns to MASTERPIECE for an epic fifth season of intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate.  Proper English attire encouraged.  This event is free. Seating is limited. Tickets will be issued on a first come, first serve basis, and priority seating will be given to those attending the English Tea reception.  Tickets can be reserved on Eventbrite.



English Tea Reception 

Grand Terrace, Monona Terrace, 7:00-8:00pm

Enjoy classic English tea with light fare including cucumber cream cheese sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and petite desserts while chatting with fellow Downton fans. Priority seating for the premiere will be given to those attending the English Tea at 7pm prior to the premiere. Limited seats ($15 each) are available for this event. Registration closes on December 30th at noon.  Reception sponsored by Mini of Madison.  Tickets can be reserved on Eventbrite.


The highest-rated drama in PBS history, Downton Abbey Season 5 features returning stars Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Jim Carter, Laura Carmichael, Joanne Froggatt, Allen Leech, Robert James-Collier, Penelope Wilton, Phyllis Logan, Lily James, Brendan Coyle, Lesley Nicol, Sophie McShera, Samantha Bond, Ed Speleers, Kevin Doyle, Raquel Cassidy, David Robb, Tom Cullen, Julian Ovenden, Daisy Lewis, Douglas Reith, Jeremy Swift, and Andrew Scarborough.





Terrace Talks



Terrace Talks is a new series which provides thought-provoking presentation and discussion relating to forward thinkers in design, education, business and technology who break new boundaries. Dynamic speakers, many former TED Talk presenters, share relevant, current topics relating to our everyday lives. The series is geared towards the general public, professionals and learning enthusiasts alike.  Terrace Talks is entertaining, inspiring and educational for the entire community.

Terrace Talks has concluded for the season. 







The Wright Design Series

The Wright Design Series


Thursday, February 12
7pm, Lecture Hall

Daniel Stephans

Thursday, March 5
7pm, Lecture Hall

Wendy Evans Joseph, FAIA

Wednesday, April 22
7pm, Lecture Hall

Stephen Chung

Thursday, May 28
7pm, Lecture Hall

Anna Andrezejewski


The design series is sponsored by Southwest Chapter AIA Wisconsin, Monona Terrace, and Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin.

The Wright Design Series was inspired by master architect Frank Lloyd Wright who, although known for his architectural designs, also created designs in furniture, clothing, textiles and tableware. The free lectures and discussions highlight a wide array of design topics including architecture.

The series will resume in Spring 2015. 

Here's what some past participants had to say:
We salute your broader scope and found the presentations all excellent!”
- Greg B., Madison

“Loved the whole experience! Wonderful people!” -
Betsy H., Monona




PechaKucha Night



What is PechaKucha? The concept is simple: Each presenter shows 20 images for 20 seconds apiece. It’s an event that is never the same twice, so leave your expectations at the door. Monona Terrace is proud to serve as the official Madison site for PechaKucha International. Cash bar on site. 

Thursday, February 19, 7:00pm, Madison Ballroom
"Not My Day Job x Pechakucha"
Presented by High Tech Happy Hour
There is an entire world outside of the typical 9-5 job that can foster creativity and innovation. Join us to hear interesting stories from people doing new and exciting things in the city and in their own lives as they showcase their talents beyond the office.
Thursday, April 30, 7:00pm, Madison Ballroom

Theme TBA
Presented by The Nation Magazine

Sponsored  by Monona Terrace
& High Tech Happy Hour
Devised and shared by
KleinDytham Architecture



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