One of the West Bank’s signature venues is looking for a new home. Bedlam Theatre, which for the past four years has made its home at 1501 S. 6th St. in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, has lost its lease for the building and will need to move out by early September.
The location was always planned as a temporary one; Bedlam has been on a month-to-month lease since the beginning.
The announcement comes while the venue is at the top of its game. Not only is Bedlam the home of numerous shows, concerts and other events, it is also a social hub, offering food and drink for pre- and post-show gatherings. During the annual Minnesota Fringe Festival, Bedlam serves as a gathering spot where actors and patrons alike talk up their favorites of the festival.
Staff say Bedlam is not going away. Plans are under way to find a temporary or permanent home for the theater. In the meantime, venues need to be found for the shows booked at Bedlam after Sept. 7.