Hennepin Theatre District
Hennepin Theatre Trust helps to drive urban transformation along a five-block stretch of Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis, and influence how millions of people experience the city’s businesses, art, entertainment, restaurants, hotels and more.
We have a significant footprint along Hennepin Avenue with our three historic theatres — the Orpheum, State and Pantages. The theatres help drive economic activity and enliven the Theatre District by bringing more than 600,000 people downtown each year to experience some of the best in live entertainment.
Our event center at 900 Hennepin Avenue expands the Trust’s capacity for diverse performances and events, and the organization’s transformation of the places and spaces outside the theatres create a vibrant, welcoming place for all. The space — located in the heart of the city next to our largest theatre, the Orpheum — hosts high-quality international, national and local arts and cultural experiences outside of Broadway shows, musical performances and other events.
Through our public art efforts, Hennepin Theatre Trust works with local and international artists to create arts and cultural experiences for anyone who works, plays or lives in downtown Minneapolis. Our work to date includes the now-iconic Bob Dylan mural by Eduardo Kobra; the pop art mural by local artist Greg Gossel, and our former Made Here program, which featured Minnesota-made artwork and pop-up art activities in underused public spaces.