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Everything from Comedy shows, live Theatre, Film premiers, a classy Art Gallery and special events!

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From 1 to 100 people, The UC has plenty of space for meetings, live shows, rehearsals and more.

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Located in the Shops of Grand Avenue, Lower Level below TJ Maxx. Directions and parking info here!

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The Underground Collaborative is Milwaukee’s premier creative Event Venue and Art Gallery in the heart of downtown Milwaukee! The UC is a creative resource center that features live events, spaces to rent and resources for performers, artists and creatives. Founded in 2012, The UC features over 8,000 square feet of space including a theatre, art gallery, recording studio, dance studio, theatre practice rooms, meeting rooms, administrative offices and creative work spaces.The Plankinton Building in the Grand Ave Mall

The Underground Collaborative offers live shows and events every month, a professional art gallery, and also acts as a hub for many small to medium theatre companies, artistic groups and individuals.  Spaces are available to rent for your next meeting, rehearsal, show or event, and many services are offered through our resident creative groups. Team building, creative consulting, marketing and other business services are also offered.  Be sure to sign up for our mailing list to stay up to date on all the happenings at The UC!

The UC is located on the Lower Level (below TJ Maxx) of the Grand Ave Mall, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203.

Interested in Renting Space or taking a tour?  Please email info@ucmke.com to schedule an appointment.

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October 2018

Insult & Battery: A Comedy Roast Battle

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53213 United States

Two Comics, One Stage, All Funny! Local and Regional comedians compete in a battle of wits in this Roast Battle show! Quality comedy at the expense of the comics. Always a fun time, don't miss it! 8 comics will roast one another in 4 different rounds to emerge as the winner and perform a headlining spot…

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Beginner Salsa Lessons w/ Yomi

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

The Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53213 United States
Free – $10

Need some help figuring out the right next steps? On Sundays, Yomi will be hosting Group Beginner Salsa Classes from 2-3:30pm at The UC. Your First Class is FREE and future classes are only $10/ class or $35/ 4 classes. Come to get more comfortable dancing in public with Salsa as your foundation. Classes are…

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Stand Up Science with Shane Mauss

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53213 United States

Milwaukee Comedy Presents: Stand Up Science with Shane Mauss! Sunday October 21 at The Underground Collaborative Stand-up Comedians + Scientists + Beer = Stand-up Science Comedian and science podcaster Shane Mauss presents a show that combines some of the best insights from interviewing 200 scientists to explore our behaviors, traits, and search for meaning. Joining him will…

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Physical Theatre Techniques – Fall 2018

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until November 12, 2018

The Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53213 United States

Developed by internationally acclaimed director Tadashi Suzuki and the Suzuki Company of Toga, the Suzuki Method's principal concern is restoring the wholeness of the human body to the theatrical context and uncovering the actor's innate expressive abilities. A rigorous comprehensive discipline for both body and voice, the Suzuki Method of Actor Training is drawn from…

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The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 10, 2018

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until November 10, 2018

The Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53213 United States
$10 – $15

The Constructivists Present: "The Pillowman" by Martin McDonagh directed by jaimelyn gray Featuring Rose Grizzell, Logan Milway, Jaime Jastrab, Rob Schreiner, Emmaline Friederichs, Jarrod Langwinski and Grace Mantyh October 26 - November 10, 2018 Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 2pm The blackest of dark comedies, "The Pillowman" is a stunner of a play surrounding two…

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November 2018

Bard & Bourbon Fundraiser: The Empire Striketh Back

November 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53213 United States
$5 – $50

Join us for a fundraiser celebrating our love of alcohol and nerdiness as we take Shakespeare to a galaxy far, far away. This is the second installment of this fundraising series. We promise this is one sequel that will be better than the first. 6:30 PM: Doors (and the bar) open 6:45 PM: Costume Contest…

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December 2018

Company of Strangers presents Improv Comedy Night

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53213 United States

Join us for The Company of Strangers Theater’s second performing arts fundraiser. A series of team-based improv games will be battled out over the course of the evening. May the best team win! Featuring food, music, a cash bar, and lots of laughs! COME ENJOY THE SHOW…OR SIGN UP WITH YOUR TEAM OF 3-6 MEMBERS…

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