The Northrop Auditorium has been a stunning addition to the University of Minnesota campus landscape since 1929 in the center of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was named after the second president of the university, Cyrus Northrup. The 19th-century architectural design of the theater is the perfect backdrop to the performing arts events that take place here to this day. In 2014, the building underwent renovations to ensure continued enjoyment of the location for years to come. The Northrop Auditorium is home to one of the country's oldest and only working concert pipe organs. You can attend a variety of Northrop Auditorium events for the performing arts, such as ballet, modern dance, jazz, film premiers, plays, comedians, mainstream musicians, speakers, exhibits and even the University of Minnesota wrestling matches. In the past, the American Ballet Theatre and Wilco have both performed in the auditorium. Reserve your Northrop Auditorium tickets at StubHub today for a cultural and fun experience.
What is the Northrop Auditorium's seating capacity?
The Northrop Auditorium seating capacity depends on the space in which the event is located. The entire building is made up of several theaters, rooms for meetings or entertaining, a conference room, a plaza, a cafe, a lab, study lounges and rehearsal studios. In the primary theater, the Carlson Family Stage, up to 2,700 people can enjoy a performance at one time.
Where are the best Northrop Auditorium seats located?
Within the Carlson Family Stage, you will have the option to sit at one of four different levels in a U-shape to ensure quality viewing from the entire stadium. The building and theater are both ADA-friendly spaces. Many people prefer seats on the initial upper level for the best views.
Is the Northrop Auditorium accessible by public transportation?
Northrop Auditorium is located in the center of Minneapolis, Minnesota, just off the Mississippi River and is surrounded by greenery and easy access to public transportation. You can take either a city bus, Greyhound bus or light rail. Rideshares and taxis are also an option.
Is there on-site parking?
Northrop Auditorium parking is not available on-site, as the auditorium is on the University of Minnesota campus. Guests attending Northrop Auditorium events can find various parking garages in the area, however. It might also be possible to find street parking. You should try to reserve parking for your event in advance if possible, or you will have to arrive early to find parking options. Keep in mind that many parking garages only accept cash.
Can you tell me about the food and drink offerings?
Northrop Auditorium does have a cafe with food and drink options. The cafe closes at 5:00 p.m. during the week and is closed on the weekends. During evening performances they offer concessions, including craft beers and mixed drinks.
Are there other entertainment options nearby?
The auditorium is surrounded by food and dining options late into the night, as well as live music, alternative theaters, University of Minnesota sports events, conference buildings and much more.Back to Top