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The Alchemist Theatre

2569 S Kinnickinnic Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53207
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Ranked #53 of 86 attractions in Milwaukee
Type: Theaters
Owner description: An intimate, 64 seat theatre and cocktail lounge in the trendy Bay View area. Productions are mostly locally written and produced and range from... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Racine WI
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 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 "in the scene" experience. In the lobby, there is a full service bar and you... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 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 a warm and cozy feel and when the play started it felt that I was... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 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) & be sure that your evening will be filled with great theater instead?! I've never been... More

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Cancun, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 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 they call the pirate mai tai cocktail. A must-see for everyone I bring to Milwaukee!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 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 a good variety of cocktails. No tap beer, however, which is strange for Milwaukee! I... More

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Bay View Miwaukee WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 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 scary sometimes funny sometimes really sexy. This year we saw a show called Fortune which... More

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 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 attached to a bar/lounge area, and almost all their stuff is locally-written plays or comedy.... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 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.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Okay, so you're looking for something to do this weekend. Check out the Alchemist Theatre. A smaller venue, to be sure, but they're not afraid to take some chances...and that's what new theater is all about. Yes, you can go see Annie or Joseph and his Coatie-Thing but those will always be there and will probably be about the same.... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

The Alchemist Theatre is a great place to hang out and see some great local talent! With their ever-changing events ranging from improv and sketch comedy, dramatic plays, musicals, to holiday-inspired shows (just to name a few) there's something for everyone. Owners Aaron and Erica constantly reinvent their space to support all types of art and artists--something desperately needed in... More

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