Waukesha Civic Theatre sets the phase for a big growth downtown

This rendering shows the planned facades of the Waukesha Civic Theatre once the former Little Swiss Clock Shop is remodeled. The enhanced complex will include a new lobby and rehearsal space, a second stage and more performances.

WAUKESHA – In Waukesha Civic Theater’s future, no lengthier will all its environment be introduced on one stage.

A major growth, accredited not too long ago by the metropolis, will renovate a neighboring former clock store into a facility that supports theater functions and widens its objective, raising the curtain on much more school performances as well as growing its very own leisure packages.

The experience of the historic Pix theater, the place WCT’s stage performs now get position, will keep on being mainly unchanged, as will element of the exterior of the Very little Swiss Clock Shop, which closed in 2019, explained WCT Govt Director Rhonda Marie Schmidt.

But within, a $4.5 million two-period undertaking will solely alter the lobby region, add offices and other assistance parts, and develop new place for additional “intimate” reside performances in addition to the existing large stage, Schmidt said.