Discover Theatre History – Tours Are Open to the Public!

Take a walking tour of Hennepin Theatre Trust’s State, Orpheum or Pantages Theatre! Experienced guides highlight architecture and historical facts and stories about the venues that anchored the region’s “Theatre Row”. Each tour accesses the theatres’ interiors and provides a fascinating historical perspective that patrons cannot experience when attending an event. The tours give theatre patrons, historians, students and others a personal introduction to these historic gems, providing an insider’s view. Each tour lasts approximately one hour. Tours are only open to those ages 8 and up.

Public Tours

We offer two public tours per month! Join us on the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. or on the last Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. 

Historic Theatre Tour

Monday, August 28 at 1:00 pm

Historic Theatre Tour

Monday, September 25 at 1:00 pm

$5 per person


Advance reservations and payment must be made at least one day prior to the monthly tour. All tours meet in front of the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis). Theatre availability is determined by performance schedules at each venue. Tours are only available to those ages 8 and up.

Private Group Tours

Group tours are available by request between 8:00am and 6:00pm any day of the week, depending on availability. Plan on spending at least one hour to tour one of our theatres. Tours are only available for those ages 8 and up.
Ticket Information

  • Groups are charged $5 per person for one-hour (approximate) single-theatre tour. Groups must have a minimum of five people; groups of less than five pay a flat rate of $25. Please contact us for pricing if you’re interested in a multi-theatre tour.
  • All private group tours must be arranged at least one week prior to the requested date.
  • For groups affiliated with a school or educational organization, please contact us for educational group pricing.

To schedule a private group tour, please contact:

Pete Tedrow

To pay in advance by check:
Hennepin Theatre Trust
Attn: Historic Theatre Tours
615 Hennepin Avenue
Suite 140
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Please make checks payable to Hennepin Theatre Trust

If your group is travelling by bus, please contact Ampco Parking in advance at 612.333.9031.

Contact Us about Theatre Tours

For more information about Theatre Tours please contact:

Pete Tedrow

Check out more photos of our theatres by visiting the website of the Twin Cities Museum Meetup Group and the Twin Cities Photography Meetup Group!