Music & Performing Arts

Our love for the performing arts is truly engrained into Twin Cities' culture. Besides bringing in Broadway tours and international stars, the Twin Cities themselves are home to more than 78 theater companies, 20 dance companies and two professional orchestras. From spectacular operas and awe-inspiring orchestral performances to cutting-edge plays and contemporary dance, standing ovations are the norm here.

Minnesota Orchestra

First Avenue

Ordway Center for Performing Arts

Minnesota Orchestra

Over the course of the last century-plus the Minnesota Orchestra has consistently established itself as among the strongest in the country.

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First Avenue

A local music landmark played by the likes of Prince, Tina Turner, B.B. King, Rod Stewart and more

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Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

The Ordway’s glass façade is a landmark of central St. Paul, and its mix of local and touring productions delights throughout the year with a diverse range of crowd-pleasers.

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Insider's Blog: Music & Performing Arts

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Holiday Dance Roundup

Local and touring dance companies take on holiday classics like “The Nutcracker” with twists of their own this season at venues around the Twin Cities.

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