It is time to relax a bit after a long week of work. We often spend the weekend with friends, family and loved ones. We normally go to church, thank God and say a little prayer. Sometimes we go on a dinner with our special someone, others would prefer to watch movies or some would go to see a concert or watch theater plays. This is also another way of relieving yourself from stress. Let say you are planning a small gathering at home this coming weekend and you need lots of preparation from buying stuffs for food preparation up to home cleaning. Yes, it is really stressful but you can turn it the other way around. Plan ahead, schedule for house cleaning services. What you can do is to make your home clean, organized and presentable for the upcoming gathering is that trust your home to the professional cleaners. Let them take care of the mess and make your home shine and sparkle while you are busy buying the things that you need for the gathering, see how brilliant the idea of hiring a professional cleaner is? You can use your time to do other important things and the most awaited part after the tiring day of going around looking for your party needs, seat back and relax in your preferred theater before going home because tomorrow is another day and you need to get energized to be physically and mentally prepared for your planned gathering.
In 1910, the first-ever theater in Minneapolis was founded.
There are over 60 theaters across Minneapolis that you can visit and here are some popular theaters that you can check out:
It is located at 818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415, USA, Guthrie theater is one of the first theaters built in Minneapolis founded by Mr. Tyrone Guthrie in 1963. In 2006, the construction of the New Guthrie Theater has been completed. The new theater building cost $125 million which has a total of almost 2,000 seats with a floor area of 285,000 square foot. Building hours are from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM (Tuesday to Sunday) and on Monday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Orpheum Theatre (Minneapolis)
Founded in 1921, this theater was originally named the Hennepin Theater. It is located at 910 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA. The theater has a capacity of 2,579 seats that can be accommodated on the main floor and that of the three-level balcony. The Lion King and The 101 Dalmatians are some of the musicals that were premiered here. In 1993, Orpheum Theater was renovated and reopened. The Hennepin Theatre Trust took the ownership from the city of Minneapolis in 2005.
Pantages Theatre (Minneapolis)
Minnesota’s first air-conditioned theatre is located at 710 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, Minnesota United States. It was founded by a Greek immigrant in 1916. The theater was renovated in 1984 and reopened in 2002, like the Orpheum Theater, Pantages Theater, the ownership was also transferred to The Hennepin Theatre Trust in 2005.
State Theatre (Minneapolis)
Another theater owned by The Hennepin Theatre Trust founded in 1921 which has a capacity of 2,181 that is located at 805 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, Minnesota United States. This theater was designed by J.E.O. Pridmore a Chicago architect. In 1989, it was renovated and cost $8.8 million, and in 1991, nearly two years after the renovation, it was reopened and is still being operated by the Historic Theatre Group.
The Shubert Theatre (Minneapolis)
To complete the 4 theaters owned by the Hennepin Theatre Trust here is another one that was built in 1910. It is located at 528 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is now known as Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts and they specialize in dance education. In the year 2002, students were taught the distance learning program via video conferencing technologies.
Children's Theatre Company
Formerly known as The Moppet Players was founded in 1961. It is the largest theatre for multigenerational audiences in the U.S. How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, and A Year with Frog and Toad were some of the adaptation from children’s literature that was produced here. This is located at 2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404, USA.
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
This has a capacity of 2,206 and is located at 345 Washington St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA. The theater was established in 1985 and hosts a variety of performing arts such as opera, orchestra, Broadway musicals and much more. Opens Monday to Friday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM (except on performance days. Ticket office will be open 2 hours before the show).
Landmark's Uptown Theatre
It was called The Lagoon Theater and opened in 1916. Uptown Theater is located at 2906 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA. One of the famous show the ran was The Rocky Horror Picture Show from 1978 to 1997. It started filming again every month in 2009.
Park Square Theatre
It was founded by Paul Mathey in 1972 and was soon opened in 1975, Park Square Theater is located at 20 W 7th Pl, St Paul, MN 55102, USA. It consists of 2 stages, The Proscenium Stage that has 350 seats that is ideal for pre-show receptions, meetings, and events with its ample space and The Andy Boss Thrust Stage which has 200 seats that are perfect for meetings, semi-staged workshops and play readings.
Opened in 1916, this 2,500 seater theater is located at 17 W 7th Pl, St Paul, MN 55102, USA. It was renovated in 2015 that costs $15 million rehabilitation for concert venues. In 2017, the first show after the renovation as performed by The Jayhawks, Phantogram together with Atmosphere.
It is the oldest active theatre in Saint Paul, Minnesota opened in 1910. Fitzgerald Theater has 1,058 seats located at 10 E Exchange St, St Paul, MN 55101, USA. One of the most memorable events happened here was the pre-election debate between U.S. Senate candidates Walter Mondale and Norm Coleman in 2002.
Off-Leash Art Box
Founded in 1999, OLA is located at 4200 E 54th St, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA. They created over 26 original productions since career started. Off-Leash Art Box’s performance space capacity is between 50-80, maximum of 95 and the rehearsal studio capacity is 12, maximum of 15.
The Cedar Cultural Center
Located at Cedar-Riverside Minneapolis, Minnesota United States, The Cedar Cultural Center has a capacity of 440 seats and was built in 1948 but opened in 1989. They host various musical genres with an emphasis on independent or lesser known artists. The Cedar’s Inaugural Artist Collective consists of Dameun Maurice Strange, Greg Grease, Harbi, Hodan Abdirahman, Julian Manzara, and Ritika Ganguly.
Minnesota Orchestra/Orchestra Hall
A 2,087 seater theater that was opened in 1974, Minnesota Orchestra/Orchestra Hall is located at 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA. This was built in 1974 by Hammel, Green, and Abrahamson. In 2012, the renovation and expansion started and spent $40 million that emphasized the patron and lobby areas.
These are some famous theaters all over Minneapolis you can visit and watch a variety of programs such as Broadway, opera, drama plays, musical and many more. You can try and visit some of these theaters during your free time. No free time? No problem! We will provide you an instant free time. Forget about the cleaning on weekends, let our professional cleaners do it for you and have all the time that you want, so you can enjoy and watch your favorite play.