District events

performer in front of bob dylan mural

Hennepin Theatre Trust is dedicated to transforming the places and spaces in the Hennepin Theatre District to be more welcoming, vibrant and inclusive. Our free programming, created with key partners, helps to increase public safety and benefits youth and adults experiencing homelessness in the District. One example of our programs bringing the community together in downtown is 5 to 10 on Hennepin.

5 to 10 on Hennepin

The 5 to 10 on Hennepin summertime event series features music, dancing, art, food, games and family-friendly activities. The Trust launched the series in 2016, and over the years we have partnered with many organizations and sponsors to grow this event into a summertime favorite. This year the events will be planned and organized by youth from Kulture Klub Collaborative. Social services agencies will also connect guests with housing, health checks, free food and other basic needs. Our partners this year include Kulture Klub Collaborative, Street works, A Mother’s Love Initiative, and the Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District.

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Below is a list of current upcoming events in the Orpheum, State, Pantages and Dudley Riggs theatres, including shows presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust as well as promoters who have rented our theatres.
Learn more about how to rent our theatres and our rental policy.

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Mirror Passage 

Now through October 1

We often hear that identity formation is fluid, a journey, an act of becoming. In Mirror Passage, seven artists share work that embodies that development and understanding of the self, utilizing ideas of nostalgia, memory and future-seeking to embrace one’s…

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Art on Hennepin Avenue (AHA)

Now through April 30

Hennepin Theatre Trust is committed to driving the vitality of Hennepin Avenue by creating a safe, welcoming and vibrant downtown for all and providing a platform for Minnesota artists. Art on Hennepin Avenue (AHA) fills the windows of downtown businesses along Hennepin Avenue with large-scale art by Minnesota…

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From Scratch

Featuring 2023 graduates of the Minneapolis College Associate of Fine Arts program
Now through October 17

Artists: Moriah Hannemann, Micah Celene, Anna Gambucci, Vincent Guigar, Mayte Cambara, Brittany Rohs, Travis Brust, Valentina Peroza Iyonna Floyd, Christina Branch, TimmiLynn Johnson The art in this exhibition was created by 2023 graduates from Minneapolis College’s Associate of Fine Arts…

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Vaudeville on Hennepin

Now through January 9

The Hennepin Theater District was the second largest Vaudeville circuit in the country during the first half of the 20th century. An exhibition of historic photos at the Dudley Riggs Theatre celebrates the 100 year anniversary of the Hennepin Theatre…

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Art on Hennepin

Now through January 7
Presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust

The arts culture of Minneapolis has a profound and vital history on Hennepin Avenue and in the Hennepin Theatre District. Since before the time of white settlement, along the trail that would become Hennepin Avenue, the local tribes expressed themselves…

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Wish Art

Now through December 10

Wish Art is an artistic collaboration between a local artist anda Make-A-Wish Kid. Together they design and create a unique piece of art, which will be auctioned off at the annual Wish Ball. The art pieces are created in a…

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2023 We Are Still Here

October 6 - January 7
Presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust & Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI)

We Are Still Here is a multiyear collaborative partnership between Native American Community Development Institute [NACDI] and Hennepin Theatre Trust to bring large-scale, high-profile public artworks to the Hennepin Theatre District and the American Indian Culture Corridor. This ongoing and evolving initiative seeks to…