A Majestic Closure

The Majestic Theatre in Madison, Wis., has canceled its remaining shows and virtually shuttered, reportedly with only a skeleton crew keeping the bar open one day per week.

The 550-capacity venue was the site of several fights and other violent confrontations over the summer and the club has been up for sale since fall.

The Majestic’s owners, Nick and Jim Schiavo, closed the theatre before Christmas, according to Madison’s Capital Times, and plan to open another music venue called Café Continental in nearby Fitchburg.

Several shows still on the books at the Majestic, including Melissa Ferrick, Matt Wertz, Glen Phillips (of Toad the Wet Sprocket) and Marty Stuart, have been moved or canceled.

"We were informed last week by Majestic management that they were no longer going to host live music anymore," Frank Productions’ David Maynard told the Isthmus in early January. "We were also told they were just going to stay open one day a week as a tavern."

Frank Productions took over booking the venue with live music in September when the city slapped the club with capacity restrictions on its alcohol license and effectively ended its run as a dance club.