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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Guthrie Theater

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.

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Children’s Theatre Company

Local troupe known for adapting children’s classics into stage productions for the whole family.

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Orpheum Theatre

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

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Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Contemporary venue for theater, dance & music productions, plus arts-education programs.

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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.

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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

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Live performance venue for musical theater, jazz & more, plus a full menu of American cooking

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Jungle Theater

150-seat performing arts venue for theatrical & musical productions as well as live concerts.

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First Avenue

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.

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Fitzgerald Theater

Oldest theatre in Saint Paul and host to many Broadway musicals, film festivals, and concerts. Also, works as home for A Prairie Home Companion

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Minnesota Orchestra

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.

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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.

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Pantages Theater

The Pantages opened in 1916 as a vaudeville house — and part of Greek immigrant Alexander Pantages’ renowned collection of theatres.

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Riverview Theater

Classic 1940s movie theater with high-back seats & a mod lobby lounge, showing a range of films.

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Skyway Theater

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.

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St. Anthony Main Theatre

Independent cinema offering first-run Hollywood movies, alongside art-house films.

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Theatre in the Round Players Inc

Century-old playhouse with seating all around the stage, plus an art gallery with snacks.

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Thomas Barry Fine Arts

Since the beginning we have mounted our exhibitions to feature artists represented by the gallery and from the Midwest region.

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Uptown Theater

Historic movie theater for independent, foreign & classic films, plus beer, wine & cocktails.

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Wabasha Street Caves

Caves transformed into a 1930’s nightclub where gangsters came to wine & dine. Now an event center for weddings and corporate parties, a tour business called Down In History, and a coffee shop called Grumpy Steve’s Coffee.

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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