Arts & Entertainment

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.

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. 
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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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Guthrie Theater
The Guthrie became a prototype for an important new kind of theater in contrast to the commercial environment of Broadway. There, the high costs associated with mounting a production increasingly mandated that shows must be immediately successful at high ticket prices.
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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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Dinner Detective
America's largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show.  Solve a hilarious murder case while you feast on a fantastic four-course plated dinner.  Just beware.  The killer is hiding somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect.
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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 Project Space
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
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