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Celebrating 100 years of excitement at the heart of downtown Minneapolis

Hennepin Theatre Trust's Centennial logo

Buildings along Minneapolis’ Hennepin Avenue have served as a backdrop to 100 years of experiences at the heart of downtown. The Hennepin Theatre District has been the stage for celebrating life and art with Broadway shows, musical acts and comedians on its stages and dancing, eating, drinking and celebrating in its restaurants, bars and clubs. Many businesses have called the area home for generations. It has also been the center of numerous civil rights movements, incredible human advancement and has provided a place to gather for public reckoning, observance and healing.

To honor the centennial, Hennepin Theatre Trust is kicking off a yearlong celebration for the Orpheum, State and Pantages theatres, along with The Hennepin event center and 824 Hennepin, home to the Brave New Workshop comedy theatre.

The celebration honors the history of the Hennepin Theatre District and looks ahead to what the future holds for the arts, the Trust and downtown neighbors.

 


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.

Upcoming events

Visitors to The Hennepin, an arts and cultural event center, can look forward to experiencing exhibits and events that celebrate the history of the Hennepin Theatre District. Our series of exhibits will explore how the historic buildings are centered at the heart of the avenue, from characters that have come through them, to social movements, to the acts and artists who graced the stage, to the businesses and community that have changed around and with them.

Our first Heart of Hennepin exhibit, Historic Lounges, is currently on display in the Jack Link’s Legends Lounge at The Hennepin event center.

Additional event information will follow so please check back frequently!

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Gallery Exhibit

Historic Lounges

Now through September 24

Visitors to The Hennepin, an arts and cultural event center, can look forward to experiencing exhibits that share the history of the Hennepin Theatre District. The exhibits will explore how the historic buildings are centered at the heart of the…

Gallery Exhibit

LGBTQIA+ History on Hennepin

Now through July 22

See our centennial themed LGBTQIA+ History on Hennepin exhibit, featured in the Jack Link’s Lounge (900 Hennepin) and the windows at City Place Lofts (8th and Hennepin). This exciting exhibit features more than forty portraits of prominent LGBTQIA+ community members…