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The Alchemist Theatre

2569 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1653
+1 414-426-4169
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Eclectic and fun

Not fancy but great acting in each comedy we have attended. The drink prices were reasonable... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Craig D
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Wonderful Theater Experience

The Alchemist Theater offers original productions at a low price. Their productions, while very low... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2015
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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An intimate, 64 seat theatre and cocktail lounge in the trendy Bay View area. Productions are mostly locally written and produced and range from simple, fun, family-friendly shows to dark, scary and sometimes sexy shows with professional actors, custom 12.1 surround-sound and powerful special effects packed onto a stage smaller than most people's living rooms. Dedicated to proving a lot of "WOW" at some of the lowest ticket prices you'll find anywhere!
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3 weeks ago
“Eclectic and fun”
13 Jul 2015
“Wonderful Theater Experience”
2569 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1653
+1 414-426-4169
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not fancy but great acting in each comedy we have attended. The drink prices were reasonable. Highly recommend the experience.

Thank Craig D
Reviewed 13 July 2015

The Alchemist Theater offers original productions at a low price. Their productions, while very low budget, are always well done, entertaining, and presented with enthusiasm from the cast and crew. The owners cleverly use their adjacent cocktail lounge to complement whatever show is playing, i.e.,...More

Thank jemma40
Reviewed 20 July 2013

We enjoyed "king Leer" at the Alchemist. This theater seats only about 60, so you feel really close to the action. The cast were very professional and a joy to watch. Actors often entered and exited the stage from the back, giving the audience an...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 18 September 2012

We recently caught a play called "Help Wanted" at the Alchemist Theater in Bayview, Wisconsin. It was the best play I have seen in years. It was a play written by the owner of the theatre. I believe his name is Aaron. The Alchemist has...More

Thank Phil K
Reviewed 17 September 2012

There's no doubt about it - no matter how much your coworker gushes about that new movie with whats-her-nuts in it, you are taking a gamble with your evening. Why not skip the movie (which will be available on netflix in 3, 2, 1...now) &...More

Thank rebekahkf
Reviewed 6 August 2012

Discovered this three years ago and both the atmosphere, decor and shows get better and better. Miss the old cushier seats, but they definitely needed to go a little smaller to fit more in to this tiny place. Always comfortable and entertaining. Always get what...More

Thank maydaymaydavis
Reviewed 11 May 2012

First of all the drinks are tasty and strong. Try the Ninja! Hanging out in the lobby before the show is great. Feels like some of the off-off-broadway spots. Not sure if it is open during the week but it is a nice bar with...More

Thank racewinner
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Really outstanding gem. We've seen a few shows here over the past two years and even when the place is jam packed, the show feels like it is just for you. Dracula was a gigantic show packed into a small stage. Really cool stuff. Sometimes...More

Thank Milty W
Reviewed 11 April 2012

I used to go to the Alchemist all the time to see shows when I lived in Milwaukee. I have since moved away but still stop by to see whatever's playing when I come back to visit. The theatre is a smallish 50-seat black box...More

Thank Andy N
Reviewed 10 April 2012

The Alchemist is a great little theatre that specializes in new avant garde pieces and local playwrights. It's a great place to catch edgy, affordable theatre.

Thank Anna F
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