TWIN CITIES THEATER SCENE
The Twin Cities’ ability to entertain is most evident on our many stages, where patrons stand up to cheer as top talents take their bows.
The Twin Cities is home to a vital and varied theater scene that rivals any in the world. The Guthrie Theater is the flagship on the banks of the Mississippi in Minneapolis, but all kinds of theatrical performances—from touring productions fresh off Broadway to musicals, classics, new works, experimental art, dance and shows for young people—are available to the local theatergoer on any given night.
Three theaters in the Twin Cities have won the prestigious Tony Award for Best Regional Theater (the Guthrie, Children’s Theatre Co. and the now-closed Theatre de la Jeune Lune), cementing the area’s status at the vanguard of the national scene. Whether you’re in Minneapolis, St. Paul, or some of the suburbs that ring the cities, you’ll find the product of a vibrant theater community of actors, directors and craftspeople who spur one another on to greater heights of creativity and commitment.
“Aladdin” takes to the Orpheum Theatre stage and delivers “A Whole New World” of Broadway to Minneapolis, Sept. 15-Oct. 8.
Dark & Stormy tackles Sam Shepard's Pulitzer-finalist play from Aug. 24-Sept. 16, taking on questions of love, choice and relationships that haunt you.
Take a glance at what you'll experience attending the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival.
“The Privateer” is filled with humor and serious moments on the seas in this world premiere by physical theater company Transatlantic Love Affair, Nov. 3-18.
Minnesota's largest theater festival spans across 17 Minneapolis theaters with over 800 total performances. We dare you to try to see them all!