Music & Theater
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If you’re looking for a fun alternative to the same old movie theater outing – whether with friends or family – take a look at our music & theater options. This area is full of exciting things to do, including theatrical productions and musicals.

Check out our venues below and add some magic to your days. Each listing includes a more detailed description of the venue and the events they host, as well as their name, address, phone number, website, and driving directions.
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre

(612) 332-6620

824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403   Directions Website

Indulge in the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre's ultimate comedy and improv entertainment experience. Located in the city's heart, this iconic theatre has entertained audiences for over six decades with its vaudeville-style performances that tickle your funny bone.

The talented and skilled performers will have you laughing out loud with their hilarious skits, witty jokes, and improvisational acts. And if you're looking for something more than a good time, audience participation will get you involved and entertained. Make your way to the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre for an unforgettable, side-splitting evening with you laughing all the way home.

Guthrie Theater
Guthrie Theater

(612) 377-2224

818 S 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55415   Directions Website

The Guthrie Theater is a renowned venue where talented actors bring classic and contemporary plays to life. Since the 1960s, the theater has entertained audiences with various performances, including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Crucible, Of Mice and Men, Macbeth, Sweeney Todd, and many more.

The Guthrie Theater is dedicated to creating meaningful connections between people and culture through the power of transformative theater experiences. Its exceptional artists, staff, and facility have made the Guthrie a leading 21st-century arts organization that influences the field from its roots in the Twin Cities. Join them at the Guthrie to experience the compelling power of theater and discover how it can bring people together, inspire learning, and encourage personal growth.

Hennepin Theatre Trust
Hennepin Theatre Trust

(612) 455-9500

900 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403   Directions Website

Hennepin Theatre Trust is an independent nonprofit organization that owns and operates the historic Orpheum, State, Pantages, and New Century Theatres. The Trust is dedicated to promoting cultural development in the community through the arts. It achieves its mission by presenting diverse live performances, offering inspiring arts education experiences, and advancing downtown Minneapolis's Hennepin Avenue cultural district.

The Trust's activities include presenting Broadway touring productions, concerts, comedy shows, speakers, and other variety entertainment. The Trust also offers educational initiatives such as the SpotLight Musical Theatre and SpotLight Critical Reviewer programs for high schools, the Access Program, and Family Day events.

Huge Improv Theater
Huge Improv Theater

(612) 412-4843

2728 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408   Directions Website

Welcome to HUGE Theater, an exclusive Twin Cities venue dedicated to showcasing the magic of improvised comedy shows and workshops. As a nonprofit theater, it is run by passionate artists committed to supporting the improv community. It provides a platform for aspiring artists to showcase their talents and hone their skills.

The Theater takes pride in hosting thousands of improvised comedy shows and festivals, such as the Twin Cities Improv Festival, Black and Funny Improv Festival, Queer & Funny Improv Festival, and many more. Their success stems from their belief in the abundant improv talent in the Twin Cities and their commitment to providing a home for artists, students, and audiences alike.

Minnesota Orchestra
Minnesota Orchestra

(612) 371-5600

1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403   Directions Website

Attention all symphony enthusiasts! You will want to attend the upcoming performance by the legendary Minnesota Orchestra. With over 100 years of experience, this orchestra has graced countless stages across the globe, including the prestigious Carnegie Hall.

Their music is a testament to their unwavering dedication to the craft, and they are ready to showcase their exceptional talent right before your eyes. With almost 200 programs annually, you have plenty of opportunities to witness their mastery. So what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets now and indulge yourself in an unforgettable musical experience.

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

(651) 224-4222

345 Washington St
Saint Paul, MN 55102   Directions Website

Located in the heart of downtown Saint Paul, overlooking beautiful Rice Park, the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is widely recognized as the premier performing arts venue in the Midwest. The Ordway offers diverse events, from Broadway hits to inspirational multi-cultural performances, including drama, dance, and music.

It is Saint Paul's most elegant and inviting performance space and attracts regional audiences. The Ordway is also home to a unique Arts Partnership, joining forces with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, The Minnesota Opera, and The Schubert Club. The Ordway hosts yearly performances as one of the U.S.'s leading not-for-profit performing arts centers.

Ten Thousand Things Theater
Ten Thousand Things Theater

(612) 203-9502

1430 Concordia Ave #40216
St Paul, MN 55104   Directions Website

Ten Thousand Things is a theater company that strives to make theater's transformative power accessible to audiences of all backgrounds and experiences. It achieves this by presenting essential and exceptional theater that inspires creativity and awakens the spirits of both audiences and performers.

Their performances challenge the imagination and create work that is relevant, honest, and representative of all people. They create an environment that promotes laughter, safety, play, and creativity. At Ten Thousand Things, they value their artists' tremendous talent and commitment, placing them at the center of their work and allowing them to create challenging and meaningful performances that bring joy and inspiration to all.

The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge

(612) 345-7166

3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406   Directions Website

Indulge in the captivating world of live performance art at The Hook & Ladder Theater, a one-of-a-kind indoor venue nestled in the heart of South Minneapolis. The artist-driven theater is a haven for passionate creatives who bring you the most captivating storytelling, thought-provoking spoken word, insightful readings, breathtaking visual arts, hilarious comedy, mesmerizing theatrical productions, soulful singer-songwriters, and dynamic full bands.

The venue offers an unforgettable experience that combines a small theater's intimacy with a big show's excitement. Witness the magic of live performance art while supporting our thriving arts community and the talented artists who make it all possible.

The Southern Theater
The Southern Theater

(612) 208-1579

1420 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55415   Directions Website

The Southern Theater has been the heart of fine theater in the region for over a century. It is a historic venue home to various art forms, from vaudeville and silent films to foreign language films and stage productions. Today, The Southern Theater is the go-to destination for independent arts productions and is dedicated to sustaining a vibrant artistic community.

It is conveniently located in the Seven Corners Neighborhood, just outside of downtown Minneapolis, and provides an intimate and nurturing environment for the region's most creative independent performing artists. The Southern Theater offers a respectful and engaging atmosphere that encourages artists and audiences alike to explore and engage in the most thought-provoking and enjoyable artistic experiences possible. The Southern Theater is the perfect choice if you're looking for a unique and unforgettable arts experience.

Theater in the Round Players
Theater in the Round Players

(612) 333-3010

245 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454   Directions Website

The Theater in the Round is a must-visit entertainment venue for anyone who loves Theater. This unique theater setting boasts seats surrounding the stage, allowing you to enjoy all the action from any angle. With no seat more than 30 feet away from the stage, you can rest assured that every seat is good, and you'll fully immerse yourself in the performances.

The Theater in the Round has staged several captivating productions, including famous plays such as As You Like It, Treasure Island, Father of the Bride, On Golden Pond, and Steel Magnolias. Whether you are a fan of classical literature, contemporary drama, or comedic performances, there is something for everyone at this Theater.

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