Discover Theatre History – Tours are Open to the Public!
Take a walking tour of Hennepin Theatre Trust’s State, Orpheum or Pantages Theatre! Experienced guides highlight architecture and historical facts and stories about the venues that anchored the region’s “Theatre Row”. Each tour accesses the theatres’ interiors and provides a fascinating historical perspective that patrons cannot experience when attending an event. The tours give theatre patrons, historians, students and others a personal introduction to these historic gems, providing an insider’s view. Each tour lasts approximately one hour. Tours are only open to those ages 8 and up.
We offer two public tours per month! Join us on the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. or on the last Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m.
$5 per person
Advance reservations and payment must be made at least one day prior to the monthly tour. All tours meet in front of the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis). Theatre availability is determined by performance schedules at each venue. Tours are only available to those ages 8 and up.
Private Group Tours
Group Tours are available by request between 8:00am and 6:00pm, any day of the week depending on availability. Groups can request to see one, two or all three theatres. Plan on spending at least one hour for a two-theatre tour and at least 1 1/2 hours for a three-theatre tour. Tours are only available for those ages 8 and up.
• Groups affiliated with an educational organization pay a flat rate of $35 (up to 25 people. Email us for details if your group is larger.) for a one-theatre or two-theatre tour, or a flat rate of $70 (up to 25 people) for a three-theatre tour.
• All other groups are charged $5 per person for a one-theatre or two-theatre tour or $8 per person for a three-theatre tour. Groups must have a minimum of five people. Groups of less than five pay a flat rate of $25.
• All private group tours must be arranged at least one week prior to the requested date.
To schedule a private group tour, please contact Tim Hausmann:
To pay in advance by check:
Hennepin Theatre Trust
Attn: Historic Theatre Tours
615 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Please make checks payable to Hennepin Theatre Trust
If your group is travelling by bus, please contact Ampco Parking in advance at 612.333.9031.