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Minneapolis entertainment offers our great theater district and arts venues as well as the best Minneapolis nightlife hotspots where you will enjoy top Twin Cities entertainment.

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No place outside of New York City has more theater seats per capita than does Minneapolis. Just a few of the nearly 100 stages in the city include:

  • The Guthrie Theater: This Tony award winning theater was founded by Sir Tyrone Guthrie in 1963. You will experience creative presentations of both contemporary and classic plays.
  • The Children's Theater Company: has also received a Tony award for its adaptation of classic children's stories.
  • The State, Orpheum and Pantages theaters opened between 1916 and 1921 as vaudeville theaters and are now restored to their former glory.
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Minnesota Museums: Museums in Minneapolis include several major art museums and many others.

Minnesota Art: Top dance companies appear at several venues in Minneapolis including Northrop Memorial Auditorium on the University of Minnesota campus, McGuire Theater at the Walker Art Center and the James Sewell Ballet.

For classical music go to Orchestra Hall to hear the Minnesota Orchestra and the Minnesota Chorale.

Summer outdoor concerts and films can be enjoyed in Peavey Plaza on the Nicollet Mall, at St. Anthony Main, in Loring Park and at the Lake Harriet Bandshell.

If you love film art and entertainment, there are two Minnesota Film Arts theaters that are managed by the University of Minnesota: Bell Auditorium at 10 Church Street and Oak Street Cinema at 309 Oak Street S.E. You can sometimes see independant films at the Walker Art Center. Other iconic movie theaters in Minneapolis include:

  • The Uptown Theater on Hennepin Avenue
  • Lagoon Cinema at 1320 Lagoon Ave. S.
  • Crown Block E 15 downtown
  • St. Anthony Main theater at 115 Main St. S.E.

You will find much more about theater, music and the arts on the Minnesota arts and culture page. As well, many of these venues offer great summer activities for kids...and many of them are free.

Minneapolis nightlife and "after hours" entertainment matches, or exceeds, what can be found in any major U.S. city.

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Minnesota sports teams provide lots of opportunities for Minneapolis entertainment and family fun. See the Twins, the Vikings, Minnesota Wild Hockey, the Timberwolves, the Minnesota Gophers and and more.

Festivals and events in Minneapolis and the surrounding area are great family entertainment.

  • The Minneapolis Aquatennial in late July is a celebration of summer and our Minnesota lakes. You can enjoy many events including sailing regattas, milk carton boat races and sand sculptures. See the Grande Day and Torchlight parades downtown as a huge fireworks display.
  • The Minnesota State Fair, our "great Minnesota get together," is not to be missed.
  • The Holidazzle Parade celebrates winter and the Christmas season on the Nicollet Mall for most days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. See storybook characters come to life on illuminated floats. You can even come downtown and participate in the parade!

Minnesota festivals and events that are great family fun can be found in Minneapolis, across the river in St. Paul and all around the state and at all times of the year.

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