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805 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55402

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ADDITIONAL INFO

805 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Year opened: 1921

  • Disabled access
  • In-house bar

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

  • Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

    Sep 22, 2015

  • Je'caryous Johnson's Things Your Man Won't Do

    Oct 8, 2015

  • Lewis Black

    Oct 9, 2015

  • Nutcracker Fantasy

    Opens Dec 18

  • A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

    Opens Jan 05, 2016

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

September 22, 2015

"I first heard Rodney on a demo tape in 1974 and knew immediately from his voice and lyrics he had the right stuff" says Emmylou Harris of longtime friend and collaborator Rodney Crowell. After the success of their 2013 album of classic duets, Old Yellow Moon, they have come together once more to blend their voices in a perfect harmony on new record The Travelling Kind and are playing a series of special shows together to celebrate!

Je'caryous Johnson's Things Your Man Won't Do

October 8, 2015

Leading African-American playwright and inspirational speaker Je'caryous Johnson is back with a brand-new touring play that is set to catch the stage on fire! Not so much a love triangle as a love square, this story tells the funny efforts that an emotionally unintelligent man must make in order to win back the love of his life. But when he enlists the help of his friend, he finds that there is another person in the race for this woman's affections.

Lewis Black

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October 9, 2015

The twice Grammy-winning Lewis Black is the perfect demonstration of that rare comic, who can cause you to laugh while making compelling points about the absurdity of the world around you. He brings this talent to his latest show.

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!

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