Minneapolis has its fair share of historically significant venues. One of them is the beautiful State Theatre, a Minneapolis landmark since 1921. The mansion of Minnesota business magnate T. B. Walker was torn down to make way for this theater. From the 1920s through the 1970s, the theater was primarily used as a movie house, but it also hosted vaudeville acts, concerts and ballet performances. The theater was then used as a church for around one decade in the 1980s before undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation and a re-opening as a theater. The renovation modernized some aspects of the building, but the beauty of the original lives on with the six original chandeliers as well as the murals on the walls. State Theatre events include touring Broadway productions, authors and speakers like David Sedaris, comedians like George Lopez and concerts by artists like Carly Rae Jepsen and Gordon Lightfoot. Get the best State Theatre tickets at StubHub.
What is the State Theatre Minneapolis seating capacity?
The theater seats 2,181 people. There is a large main-floor seating area, a large balcony section and a smaller loge section between the floor and the balcony. The seats are known for being pretty comfortable, and every seat in the house has a good view of the stage.
Is the venue wheelchair friendly?
State Theatre Minneapolis is ADA compliant, and there are two seating sections designed to accommodate wheelchairs. There is no elevator in the building, so for anyone with mobility challenges, buying a ticket on the main floor is recommended.
Is there on-site parking?
There is not a dedicated parking lot for State Theatre visitors, but there are several paid lots and garages within easy walking distance. These parking options often have special rates during State Theatre Minneapolis events. You can also find both free and metered street parking nearby if you arrive early enough.
Can I bring my kids?
There are some family shows without age restrictions, and some shows have show-specific age policies. When not otherwise noted, children under the age of five (including babies held in arms) are not allowed in the theater.
Does the State Theatre have any rules for what I can't bring?
Like many venues, there are a number of prohibited items that will stop you from getting in the door. In addition to weapons and drugs, you are also prohibited from bringing any professional camera equipment and recording devices, food or drink, noise-making devices of any kind and laptops or tablets. Large bags and backpacks are also against the rules, but purses and small bags that can rest comfortably on your lap or that can fit under the seat are fine. All purses and bags will be searched upon entry.
Is food and drink available?
At State Theatre events, you can get light snacks and a variety of beverages. Wine, beer and soda are some of the available options to purchase at the theater.Back to Top
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