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The Night Circus

Be Amazed
Doors: 9pm
$12
18+

Be amazed. Join us for a dark, intimate circus experience with performers appearing randomly throughout the club. Aerial, acrobats, fire, magic, juggling, contortion, stilts, characters, face painting, concessions, and more! You never know what will happen. Or where...

Stunning performances...

Crucible Cards, Crafts, and Games

Doors: 12:00 Noon
none
All Ages

Crucible Cards, Crafts, and Games

Come out on a Sunday afternoon and bring the family to get your gaming and crafting fix.

We will be breaking out the tables and turning on the lights for a variety of tabletop games...

Psymbiotic

Doors: 6:30 PM
$15 class and dance, $5 dance only
21+

Psym•bi•ot•ic
Move•ment

Denoting a mutually beneficial relationship in the union of two movement groups. And cohesive movement within oneself and the collective. Accompanied by the inherent psychedelic nature that flowstate provides.

Freestyle dancers and flow artists
This space is for...

Lucid Tuesday

Doors: 9:00 PM
$5
21+

Every Tuesday, 8Hertz & Crucible Madison present a rotating selection of local electronic talent.

Crucible Karaoke

Doors: 6:00 PM
None
21+

The doors open at 6 and we start singing at 6:30.

Brain Monkeys Media's karaoke is proudly powered by Songbooks Online. Download the Songbooks Online app here: http://songbooksonline.com
Brain Monkeys Media uses the Show ID: SPIKE.
You can pre-search your...

Bubblegum

Doors: 9:00 PM
$10
21+

For the second installment of
Bubblegum we're bringing an all girls lineup for the best in dance music, pop, and edm for a very special night at Crucible. The vibes are girly but all gender identities are welcome.

Come check...

Brutal Burlesque

Doors: 7:00 PM
$10
18+

Performances by burlesque dancers and by four of WI’s grooviest Death Metal acts.

Micawber
Yotuma
H1Z1
Knifeback

Leather + Lace

Doors: 8:30 PM
$8/12 if dressed up, $25 else
21+

Saturday, March 2nd Leather + Lace returns to Crucible, featuring the best hard dance beats and encouraging killer club attire!

Hosted by APOLLO MARQUEZ at Crucible nightclub in Madison Wisconsin, L+L features seamless, tag-team sets of hard dance beats, hand-chosen...

Cirquelesque

Doors: 6:30 PM
$10-20 sliding scale
21+

CIRQUELESQUE is an artsy burlesque variety circus show in Madison,WI. From clowning to aerial to burlesque, the show keeps a smooth sail in the early Sunday evening, bringing a bit of mystery, sorrow, laughter, and glamour. This shorter production runs...

Lucid Tuesday

Doors: 9:00 PM
$5
21+

Every Tuesday, 8Hertz & Crucible Madison present a rotating selection of local electronic talent.

Crucible Karaoke

Doors: 6:00 PM
None
21+

The doors open at 6 and we start singing at 6:30.

Brain Monkeys Media's karaoke is proudly powered by Songbooks Online. Download the Songbooks Online app here: http://songbooksonline.com
Brain Monkeys Media uses the Show ID: SPIKE.
You can pre-search your...

Arctic's Dangerous Delights

Doors: 7:00 PM
$15 advance, $18 doors
21+

This collection of exotic performers will feed your darkest desires with incredible acts, heart pounding dances & nerdy kinks. Savor this.

Comedy Plus!

Doors: 6:30 PM
$10 presale, $15 door
21+

Best of Madison winner Cheshire Cat Comedy returns to Crucible on Friday, March 8 for COMEDY PLUS, Madison's sauciest variety show!

Half-naughty, half-funny, COMEDY PLUS highlights multitalented performers in its special blend of stand-up and burlesque. Featured comics, dancers, and...

FANG

Doors: 9:00 PM
$10
21+

Fang is a space where furries, pups, and LGBTQ+ individuals can come together throughout Wisconsin. We have furry DJs playing dance music late into the night. It’s a space where all outfits, like fursuits and any type of costume or...

Full Moon Burlesque

Doors: 6:00 PM
$15
21+

Ruby Devour and Stellya Heart present the most star-studded monthly burlesque show in Wisconsin.  A 90 min BURLESQUE show featuring the best local and regional performers paired with nationally acclaimed award winning headliners. A burlesque spectacular with performances ranging from classic...

80s Rewind

Doors: 9:00 PM
$5
21+

Join us for a rare Saturday Edition of 80s rewind. Legendary DJ Nick Nice brings you the best dance music of the 80s, all with video!

Lucid Tuesday

Doors: 9:00 PM
$5
21+

Every Tuesday, 8Hertz & Crucible Madison present a rotating selection of local electronic talent.

Crucible Karaoke

Doors: 6:00 PM
None
21+

The doors open at 6 and we start singing at 6:30.

Brain Monkeys Media's karaoke is proudly powered by Songbooks Online. Download the Songbooks Online app here: http://songbooksonline.com
Brain Monkeys Media uses the Show ID: SPIKE.
You can pre-search your...

Sensation: Restrained

Doors: 8:00 PM
$10
21+

Crucible welcomes you to Sensation, a monthly kinky dance party! This month's theme is restraint - with ropes, straps, chains, or leashes, it's a good month to be fastened to our furniture (with extra attachment points this month), or led...

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Doors: 11:00 PM
$8/$13
18+

Crucible invites you to give yourself over to absolute pleasure. Join us for our monthly screening of the legendary Rocky Horror Picture Show, with a performance by Madison's own Velvet Darkness shadow cast!

Elevated Art - Pole Dance Showcase

Doors: 6:30 PM
$10
21+

Elevated Art is a show celebrating the Art of Pole Dancing in all its forms.  Join host Ruby Devour and a cast of local and regional pole performers for a night of gravity defying dance.  This is an inclusive show...

Lucid Tuesday

Doors: 9:00 PM
$5
21+

Every Tuesday, 8Hertz & Crucible Madison present a rotating selection of local electronic talent.

Lucid Tuesday

Doors: 9:00 PM
$5
21+

Every Tuesday, 8Hertz & Crucible Madison present a rotating selection of local electronic talent.

Some Kind of Nightmare, The Takeaways, Irish Goodbyes

Doors: 7:00 PM
$8
21+

So Cal punks Some Kind of Nightmare are bringing their high energy and raw sound to the Crucible Wednesday March 27th! Joining them will be Madison’s own The Takeaways and Irish Goodbyes. We know it’s a weeknight, so we will...

Liquid:Dark

Doors: 9:00 PM
$10
21+

The Crucible Presents
:LIQUID:DARK:

Join us for the third edition of this incredible event!

:LIQUID:DARK: highlights some of the most entertaining DJs in the region. Featuring DJs from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois.

This event features everything from Psytrance to Techno...

Vixens on Fire

Doors: 9:00 PM
$20 presale or $25 door
21+

Blu J Productions and Petrichor Flow presents Vixens on Fire Live Band and Fire Flow Event

Live bands I:Scintilla (Chicago), Iya Toyah (Chicago) and Sensuous Enemy (Madison), three fiery and powerful vocalists, bringing you the very best of industrial electronic...

Stand-Up Science Presents: Volcano

Doors: 3:00 PM
$12/$15
21+

What happens when a comedian walks into a volcano?

In 2023, Ben Miller was the artist in residence at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, the first ever stand-up comedian ever selected. This was probably a terrible idea on their part.

Come...

Bootblacks w/ Carrellee & Lorelei Dreaming

Doors: 7:00 PM
$15, $20 day of show
21+

Crucible welcomes Bootblacks, Carrellee, and Lorelei Dreaming!

Bootblacks is a Brooklyn-based post-punk band that was formed in 2010. The current lineup of the band consists of Panther Almqvist on vocals, Barrett Hiatt on synth, and Kalle Fagerberg on guitar.

Bootblacks'...

Stabbing Westward w/ Bellhead and Caustic

Doors: 7:00 PM
$30 advance, $35 day of
21+

Crucible is thrilled to welcome Stabbing Westward for a rare smaller venue show! Bellhead and Caustic open.

Blending the scathing electronics of underground industrial/rock with the emotive melodies of goth and a decidedly radio-friendly sensibility, Stabbing Westward rose to great...

Blades of Steel 4 - Day 1

Doors: 6:00 PM
varies - see ticket site
18+

Blades of Steel Metal Festival 4.0 will consist of some classic 80's metal bands along with some great up and coming newer bands - many headlines now announced, a few coming soon, many more bands in the full roster!

Cirith...

Blades of Steel 4 - Day 2

Doors: 2:00 PM
varies - see ticket site
18+

Blades of Steel Metal Festival 4.0 will consist of some classic 80's metal bands along with some great up and coming newer bands - many headlines now announced, a few coming soon, many more bands in the full roster!

Cirith...

Blades of Steel 4 - Day 3

Doors: 2:00 PM
varies - see ticket site
18+

Blades of Steel Metal Festival 4.0 will consist of some classic 80's metal bands along with some great up and coming newer bands - many headlines now announced, a few coming soon, many more bands in the full roster!

Cirith...