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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

  • Lewis Black

    Oct 9, 2015

  • Grace Potter

    Oct 22, 2015

  • Jim Gaffigan

    Opens Nov 04

  • Nutcracker Fantasy

    Opens Dec 18

  • A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

    Opens Jan 05, 2016

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.

Grace Potter

October 22, 2015

Since 2002, Grace Potter and long-time backing band The Nocturnals have been giving us an eclectic blend of folk, alternative and indie rock with a hard edge. From the growly 'Paris (Oh La La) recent belting ballad 'Stars' (in collaboration with Kenny Chesney) Grace's gravelly voice twists and belts beautifully. Whilst clearly reminiscent of heroes from the past (Joplin, Slick and Knicks to name a few) she is still very definitely a 21st century rock star!

Jim Gaffigan

November 4-7, 2015

As a stand-up comedian, Gaffigans clever, quiet style has earned him an unprecedented number of appearances on both CBS' Late Show with David Letterman and NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien. His recent one hour Comedy Central special entitled Beyond the Pale has made Gaffigan one of the most popular touring and recorded comedians in the country today.

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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