Discover Theatre History – Tours Are Open to the Public!

Get an insider’s view! Take a walking tour of Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Orpheum, State or Pantages Theatre. Experienced guides highlight architecture, historical facts, and stories about these venues that once anchored the region’s “Theatre Row.” Access theatre interiors and discover fascinating historical perspectives that patrons cannot experience when attending a production. 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. and the last Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. — subject to theatre availability.

  • Advance tickets may be purchased online with a credit card (see below).
  • Walkups welcome! You may purchase tickets on the day of the tour (cash/check only).
  • Meet: All public tours, regardless of theatre, meet and begin at The State Theatre Box Office — 800 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis.

Historic Pantages Theatre Tour

Monday, November 27 at 1:00 pm

Cost:

$10 per adult
$7 per student or senior (65+)

BUY TICKETS

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.

Pricing — Private Group Tours

  • $10 adults; $7 students, seniors (65+), nonprofits.
  • $50 flat rate for groups of 5 or fewer

To schedule a private theatre tour, please contact:

tours@hennepintheatretrust.org
612-455-9529

 

To pay in advance by check:

Hennepin Theatre Trust
Attn: Historic Theatre Tours
900 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Please make checks payable to Hennepin Theatre Trust

o reserve bus parking, please call Mpls Parking in advance at 612-339-7557 or request online.

Engage your students with Minnesota history! Educational and senior (65+) group tours are available by request between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. any day of the week, depending on availability. Our group discount rate begins at 40+ people.

Want more from your educational tour experience?

  • Show Tickets — Pair your tour with group tickets to one of our shows! Click here for more information about group tickets to performances.
  • Arts Activity — Activate your students’ creativity by pairing your tour with a musical theatre activity (acting, dance, or music) or a hands-on visual art experience tailored for your classes, pending availability. An additional fee would apply.

Pricing — Educational & Senior Group Tours

  • $10 adults; $7 students, seniors (65+), nonprofits.
  • $50 flat rate for groups of 5 or fewer.
  • Educational & Senior (65+) group rate = $4/person for groups of 40+.

For more information about our Educational and Senior group tours, please contact:

tours@hennepintheatretrust.org

612-455-9529

To reserve bus parking, please call Mpls Parking in advance at 612-339-7557 or request online.

Contact Us about Theatre Tours

For more information about our Historic Theatre Tours, please contact:

tours@hennepintheatretrust.org
612-455-9529

 

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!