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805 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55402

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805 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Year opened: 1921

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The State Theatre was opened in 1921 and at the time was considered the most technologically advanced in the United States. The theatre has a seating capacity of 2,181 and was designed by Chicago architect J.E.O. Pridmore in a free Italian Renaissance style. Between 1921 and 1978, the State Theatre was mainly a movie house, although vaudeville acts played there, as well as concerts and ballets. The State Theatre was bought in 1989 by Minneapolis Community Development Agency, and after nearly two years of renovation, the theatre re-opened in November 1991, showing plays and musicals.

Upcoming Highlights

  • Punch Brothers

    Dec 3, 2015

  • Alice Cooper

    Dec 6, 2015

  • Nutcracker Fantasy

    Opens Dec 18

  • A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

    Opens Jan 05, 2016

  • Riverdance

    Opens Mar 25, 2016

Punch Brothers

December 3, 2015

The Punch Brothers are anything but ordinary. Their innovative fusion of jazz-folk, contemporary bluegrass, classical music and rock shies away from anything ever heard before, favouring a traditional acoustic aesthetic combined with an adventurous and experimental spirit. The quintet are an extremely talented bunch and their virtuosity shines through their simple, singable melodies and complex arrangements.

Alice Cooper

December 6, 2015

The iconic hard rocker, who literally invented the concept of the rock concert as theatre, returns to what he does best on 'Along Came a Spider' (SPV Records), the 25th studio album of a long and illustrious career which began in 1969 with the release of 'Pretties for You' on Frank Zappa's Straight label.

Nutcracker Fantasy

December 18-20, 2015

Nutcracker Fantasy is a vibrant and daring presentation of the world-loved Holiday classic, created by choreographer Loyce Houlton. This acclaimed Twin Cities production is the longest running Holiday event in Minnesota, and is regarded by the New York Times as one of the top ten Nutcrackers in the country!

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

January 5-10, 2016

The darling of the 2014 Tony Awards, A Gentleman's Guide earned an eye-watering ten nominations and won four, including Best Musical and Best Book. This mad-cap celebration of silliness is now heading out to conquer the rest of America!


March 25-27, 2016

20 years after Riverdance first took the world's breath away with its explosive combination of traditional Irish music and dance, Michael Flatley's fine footwork continues to evolve, captivating audiences from East to West as its fan base grows steadily. This remarkable progression now culminates in a 20th Anniversary World Tour, heralding the company's triumphant return to the world stage.

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