Theatres in Minneapolis


Minneapolis boasts a number of fantastic theaters, with enough theater seats per head to rival all but New York City.

Among the city's venues is perhaps the oldest and best known theater in the region, Guthrie Theater. Named after renowned performer and art lover Sir Tyrone Guthrie, it is located in South Minneapolis in the Walker Art Center. The venue opened in 1963, and staged Shakespeare's Hamlet as its first production. Since then, the Guthrie has seen a number of well-known plays performed on its stage, including Oedipus, Henry V and the Merchant of Venice.

The Orpheum Theater is another well known venue, regarded for its productions of Broadway musicals. Built in the early 1920's and later refurbished in 1993, it has also hosted bands such as the Counting Crows.

If you'd like to buy tickets for any upcoming shows, these can be obtained from the ticket booths of the theater in advance. However, some of the theaters do feature an online ticketing office, and any unsold tickets are usually sold off in a ticket rush on a first-come-first-served basis.

When looking for hotels near Orpheum Theater, choose the Millennium Hotel Minneapolis. Conveniently located in the downtown area, the hotel offers travelers access to the city's vibrant theater district.