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.

Volunteer Program

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.

Corporate Donors & Sponsors

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

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.