Arts & Entertainment
Minneapolis is full of options for arts and entertainment. Here, you’ll find any type of theatre you can imagine, from Broadway productions to children’s theater, comedy and improv, historical and modern cinemas, art museums, and more unusual entertainment such as America’s largest interactive murder mystery dinner show.
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The Guthrie Theater, founded in 1963, is an American center for theater performance, production, education and professional training. By presenting both classical literature and new work from diverse cultures, the Guthrie illuminates the common humanity connecting Minnesota to the peoples of the world.
Children’s Theatre Company
Local troupe known for adapting children’s classics into stage productions for the whole family.
The theater actually consists of two separate structures: a long, fingerlike lobby that extends back from a narrow facade along Hennepin Avenue, and the auditorium, which is set back and parallels Hawthorne Avenue
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Contemporary venue for theater, dance & music productions, plus arts-education programs.
Walker Art Center
The Walker Art Center is a catalyst for the creative expression of artists and the active engagement of audiences. Focusing on the visual, performing, and media arts of our time.
Brave New Workshop Theatre
The Brave New Workshop has been crafting audacious, hilarious, and thought-provoking original comedy, improv and satire in Minneapolis since 1958 – longer than any other theatre in the U.S.
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
Live performance venue for musical theater, jazz & more, plus a full menu of American cooking
150-seat performing arts venue for theatrical & musical productions as well as live concerts.
Anyone who knows about music in this town will tell you that, for the last four+ decades, First Avenue has been integral to the Twin Cities’ vibrant music scene.
Oldest theatre in Saint Paul and host to many Broadway musicals, film festivals, and concerts. Also, works as home for A Prairie Home Companion
The Mystery Café
Featuring the best in local talent, Mystery Cafe dishes out a hilarious comedy caper, in which you and your table are invited to solve the crime…all while enjoying a delicious 3-course meal. The show consists of four acts, in between which you’ll be given a course…and a clue.You may not crack the case, but you’ll certainly bust a gut.
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Mia inspires wonder with extraordinary exhibitions and one of the finest wide-ranging art collections in the country. From Monet to Matisse, Asian to African, 40,000-year-old artifacts to world-famous masterpieces, Mia links the past to the present and enables global conversations.
Minnesota Museum of American Art
The Minnesota Museum of American Art’s mission is to inspire people to discover themselves and their communities through American art.
The Minnesota Orchestra is a Grammy Award-winning American orchestra based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 1903, the Minnesota Orchestra plays most of its concerts at Minneapolis’s Orchestra Hall.
Minnesota Sculpture Garden
Notable changes include a new entry pavilion for the Walker and reconstruction of the 26-year-old Garden, the greening of Hennepin Avenue, and the addition of hundreds of new trees to the Walker hillside and the Garden.
The Pantages opened in 1916 as a vaudeville house — and part of Greek immigrant Alexander Pantages’ renowned collection of theatres.
Downtown Minneapolis’ latest addition to the historic Theatre District. This new venue has been reborn with a modern style that preserves its nostalgic essence. The former six-plex motion picture theater has been reconstructed into a complex with the ability to host 200-2500 people. Each space has its own unique lay out.
St. Anthony Main Theatre
Independent cinema offering first-run Hollywood movies, alongside art-house films.
Theatre in the Round Players Inc
Century-old playhouse with seating all around the stage, plus an art gallery with snacks.
Thomas Barry Fine Arts
Since the beginning we have mounted our exhibitions to feature artists represented by the gallery and from the Midwest region.
Wabasha Street Caves
Weisman Art Museum
A teaching museum for the University and Twin Cities community, the museum presents an array of exhibitions and entertaining special events throughout the year