Transformative arts and culture: you make it possible

Whether it’s a family attending The Little Mermaid for the first time at a historic theatre, to a local artist bringing a vacant space to life—we exist to make the arts a part of your everyday life in WeDo™, the West Downtown MPLS Cultural District.

Become a Donor

When you give to the Trust, you bring transformation to our community through arts and culture--plus, you receive access to exclusive Donor Benefits like access to concierge ticketing, invites to VIP events and more.

Become a Corporate Member

Corporate Membership provides you and your business with insider access, increased reach, exclusive client and employee engagement opportunities and more!

Become a Sponsor

Businesses partner with the Trust in support of programs that also give visibility to sponsoring organizations.

Become a Volunteer

Trust Volunteers provide valuable assistance to Trust administrative, event and marketing needs.

Name Your Seat

Every seat in the Orpheum Theatre tells a story and there are many more to tell. We invite you to be part of the story.

Contributions allow Hennepin Theatre Trust to:

  • Maintain and preserve the Trust’s three historic Hennepin Avenue theatres: the State, Orpheum, and Pantages and the newly developed New Century Theatre
  • Program our stages with high quality productions from touring Broadway to a range of music, comedy, dance and speakers
  • Deliver education and community engagement opportunities including the Spotlight Musical Theatre Program for high schools and the Access Program to enable a broader range of people to attend live performances
  • Lead initiatives to foster the ongoing evolution of Hennepin Avenue, the Hennepin Theatre District and downtown Minneapolis as a vital, inviting center of cultural activity and entertainment

Did you know?

  • A single LED light in the Pantages marquee costs $25 to replace, and there are 1,000s of lights in all three marquees.
  • Recent Orpheum lobby renovations included upgraded service stations and improvements in heating and air conditioning which exceeded $1.5 million! All three theatres require constant attention to remain active.