The Alchemist Theatre Has Closed

Theater's 12-year run comes to an end.

By - Dec 24th, 2018 11:42 am
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Alchemist Theatre. Photo by Christopher Hillard.

Alchemist Theatre. Photo by Christopher Hillard.

A Bay View venue has shut its doors for good.

The Alchemist Theatre (2569 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.) announced early Sunday morning that the closing night of “The Bartender: Another Round” was the final closing night at the theater. Founded by Erica Case and Aaron Kopec, the Alchemist served as a venue for live theater and other forms of entertainment for twelve years.

Co-founder Aaron Kopec broke the news through a post on the theatre’s Facebook page. “The Alchemist Theatre, like all theatres, are 90% simply setting up a lightening rod and working on keeping it standing through countless thunderstorms.” Kopec says in the post. “Erica and I simply worked at keeping that lighting rod tied to the top of the building with chewing gum and bailing wire for 12 years. YOU all were the lightening. YOU were all the energy.”

“As we close this venue, we ask you all to keep up the spark,” he continued. “Keep up the energy. Thank you all so much for being part of our ANYTHING.”

A reason for the closure was not given in the post, which can be read in full here. Urban Milwaukee has reached out for comment.

Alchemist Theatre

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