Driving cultural and economic vitality in Minnesota

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Support our mission as a donor

You are what makes Hennepin Theatre Trust, and our community, vibrant and welcoming. Every day, the Trust works to foster community connections through the arts across Minnesota. Our historic Orpheum, State and Pantages theatres light up Hennepin Avenue with the best of Broadway and top-tier live entertainment. Annually, the Trust serves more than 8,000 high school students statewide and brings nearly 600,000 people to the Hennepin Theatre District to experience art on the street and stage.

Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

Our mission

We create positive change through the arts by bringing together people, businesses and organizations to create and enjoy cultural experiences.

Our vision

To advance the cultural and economic vitality of Minnesota through leadership of a dynamic arts district, anchored by and defined by a major performing arts center.

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Hennepin Theatre Trust commits to celebrating diversity in all its aspects, ensuring equity and establishing a safe and inclusive environment for all. We commit to anti-racist work and to being an anti-racist organization.

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Our values

We care about how we do our work and how you experience it. We’ve committed to five core values:

  • Strive for excellence
  • Practice inclusiveness
  • Succeed through collaboration
  • Embrace new possibilities
  • Act as good stewards

Our work centers around these programs:

Our venues

Our venues are your venues. The historic Orpheum, State and Pantages theatres and The Hennepin event center are anchors of the Historic Theatre District —a vibrant, 10-square-block area in downtown Minneapolis, from 5th to 10th streets on Hennepin Avenue.

Thanks to our supporters, we are able to instill confidence and community connection in more than 8,000 students statewide through our arts education programs, elevate and financially support the creative works of local artists and provide meaningful arts and cultural experiences to the more than 600,000 people we bring to the Hennepin Theatre District annually. When you donate to Hennepin Theatre Trust, you are enabling cultural and economic vitality to flourish statewide.


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