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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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November 2018

broadminded presents “40”, An original sketch comedy show

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 30, 2018

The Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53213 United States
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$12 – $60

Broadminded presents “40” an original sketch comedy show that explores anniversaries, generational divides, rankings, the 1940s, and all things 40. All sketches are written, directed and acted by the broads, who will all be 40 by the time you read this. November 16, 17, 24 and 30 at 7:30 pm $12 in advance, $15 at…

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Beginner Salsa Lessons w/ Yomi

November 18 @ 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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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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MEDEA By Euripides


December 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until December 8, 2018

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Sunday, repeating until December 16, 2018

One event on December 14, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on December 15, 2018 at 7:30pm

The Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53213 United States
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$10 – $12

Voices Found Repertory Presents MEDEA By Euripides December 6 – 16, 2018 One of antiquity's most notorious legends explodes into life in Euripides' greatest play. When her husband - the Greek hero Jason - abandons Medea and their children, a battle of the sexes becomes a nightmarish venture into questions of vengeance, justice, family, loyalty,…

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Don’t do the Crime if you can’t make it Rhyme!

December 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until December 23, 2018

The Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53213 United States
$16

Don’t do the Crime if you can’t make it Rhyme! A Revue of Music by Jason Powell Local songwriter Jason Powell presents an evening of all-original material music and lyrics. It will be a time of much rhyme, as the lyrics flow like wine. The rhymes will abound, surround you and astound you. And remember,…

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Don’t do the Crime if you can’t make it Rhyme!

December 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53213 United States
$16

Don’t do the Crime if you can’t make it Rhyme! A Revue of Music by Jason Powell Local songwriter Jason Powell presents an evening of all-original material music and lyrics. It will be a time of much rhyme, as the lyrics flow like wine. The rhymes will abound, surround you and astound you. And remember,…

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