Arts & Theaters
Minnesota offers a rich arts and theaters scene, many of which can be found in Minneapolis, Saint Paul and the surrounding Twin Cities metro area. Looking for a night of laughs? There’s a handful of comedy clubs to choose from. Want to see a Broadway play but not travel to New York? Twin Cities theaters offer season after season of popular Broadway shows that you can’t pass up.
History Theatre offers an annual season filled with excellent plays and musicals. Their performances explore Minnesota’s past and the diverse American experience. They are a three-time IVEY Award winning theater and is recognized nationally as a leader in producing historical work.
House of Comedy is located on the 4th floor in the Mall of America and offers the best in live stand-up comedy from the nation’s top touring comedians.
The Joke Joint Comedy Club offers live stand up comedy Wed-Sat with nationally touring headliners and featuring the best local talent of the Twin Cities.
Jungle Theater is an intimate theater that produces five mainstage contemporary, powerful and poetic shows every year.
Lakeshore Players Theatre is one of the oldest continuously operating theatres in Minnesota. They are committed to providing premier plays, musicals and children’s shows for their audience each season.
Minnesota Opera produces opera at the highest artistic level to inspire and entertain audiences. It’s a leading American company, admired as an innovative creator of compelling opera productions, programs and new works.
Minnesota Orchestra serves the community as a symphony orchestra that is internationally recognized for its artistic excellence. It presents the world’s great conductors and soloists for orchestra concerts and recitals, as well as other programs and events, such as their three-week summer music festival, Sommerfest.
Northrup is an epicenter of discovery and transformation that connects the University of Minnesota and communities beyond by celebrating innovation in the arts, performance and academics.
Old Log Theatre is one of the oldest, most popular professional theaters in the country offering year-round contemporary plays, comedies and musicals. The theatre is set on 11 acres near the shores of Lake Minnetonka with authentic log buildings, it’s a sight to be seen in itself.
The 90-foot Omnitheater within the Science Museum of Minnesota is a giant dome screen, surrounding visitors with the most stunning scenery on the planet. It takes you soaring through space and puts you face to face with Earth’s most fascinating animals. All without leaving your seat.