A primary mission at the University of Minnesota is to educate students and audiences about the performing arts and about the social issues and human emotions the arts speak to so powerfully. Committed to creating producing and studying works of theatre and dance and performing them publicly for diverse audiences drawn from both the University and the community at large.
A highly eclectic music venue located in the vibrant West Bank district of Minneapolis. Renowned for hosting some of the best acts in folk blues jazz indie rock and world music in an intimate space we are a non-profit largely volunteer-driven organization and welcomes your support to promote inter-cultural appreciation and understanding through the presentation of global music and dance. The Cedar is committed to artistic excellence and integrity diversity of programming support for emerging artists and community outreach. Our state-of-the-art sound system provides excellent sound quality anywhere within the 465-seat capacity hall Most concerts offer general admission concert-style seating in comfortable padded chairs with space for dancers around the perimeter.
The Katherine E. Nash Gallery facilitates numerous artistic and cultural events and is an integral part of the artistic community at the University of Minnesota. Exhibiting works of art in various media by diverse artists from Minnesota as well as regional national and international artists this teaching gallery provides students and faculty with a public venue to learn about all aspects of exhibition and audience engagement.
KFAI offers unique arts talk and cultural programming throughout the week: community affairs health artist interviews literary discussions radio drama and documentaries. You can also find shows for the Twin Cities Hmong Somali Ethiopian Eritrean Oromo Filipino Cambodian Vietnamese South Indian and Native American communities among others…Radio without boundaries at FM 90.3 in Minneapolis and 106.7 in St. Paul.
Housed in a turn-of-the-century brick firehouse the Mixed Blood Theatre Company is a nationally recognized professional multi-racial theatre promoting cultural pluralism and individual equality through artistic excellence. Using theater as a vehicle for artistry entertainment education and social change Mixed Blood Theatre addresses artificial barriers that keep people from succeeding in American society. Eclectic cutting-edge work.
The People’s Center Theater is a dynamic 75-100 seat theater venue in the heart of the West Bank. The space is ready to accommodate theatrical productions including plays and musicals dance and music concerts lectures or workshops. Formerly home to such companies as Joking Apart Mary Worth Pig’s Eye MN Shakespeare Project and others its history dates back to the 1970’s when it was home to the longest running Women’s Theater Company in the US At the Foot of the Mountain.
Home to the University of Minnesota’s Department of Theatre Arts and Dance Rarig Center is situated in the heart of the West Bank Arts Quarter. The center features four performance spaces each accessed from a unique four-story lobby and associated production shops offices and classroom. Designed by original Guthrie Theater architect Ralph Rapson the building is a hub for University theater and dance programs.
The Southern Theater’s mission is to foster a community of exceptional artists. Built in 1910 as a cultural center and vaudeville theater for the burgeoning Scandinavian community centered around Cedar Avenue the Southern has been re-established as a center for contemporary performing arts over the past quarter-century. A distinctive proscenium arch frames the well-preserved brick walls perfect for presenting dance and theater.
Poised atop the bluffs of the Mississippi River the magnificent Ted Mann Concert Hall plays perfect host to a wide variety of cultural corporate and educational events. Located in the thriving West Bank Arts Quarter and easily accessible from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Theatre in the Round Players (TRP) one of the longest-running theatres in the state performs a wide variety of comedies drama classics and area premieres weekend evenings year-round. This award-winning work is performed on a unique and intimate arena stage where you will see your favorite shows in a new perspective where the audience sits around the sides and the action takes place in the middle–called “in the round.”