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, September 25 at 1:00 pm

Historic Theatre Tour

Saturday, October 14 at 10:00 am

Historic Theatre Tour

Monday, October 30 at 1:00 pm


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


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

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

To schedule a private theatre tour, please contact:



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

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 our Historic Theatre Tours, please contact:


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!