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Your support sustains the unique place that is Open Eye where you can experience intimate performances of original figure work, attend the high quality of work of professional artists that we present, and participate in community fun of the Driveway Tour.

"The atmosphere is unlike any other theater in the Twin Cities."—Star Tribune

"The world never fails to look different when I leave it's circle of magic." - Audience member and sustaining donor

“Best Neighborhood Theatre” in 2012 by Mpls St. Paul magazine:

“…plenty of wonder and magic is also happening at Open Eye Figure Theatre…..in Sommer’s hands the possibilities are limitless and the charming, exquisite, shows just keep coming.”


OUR MISSION:Open Eye creates original figure theatre, animating the inanimate on an intimate scale; trains the next generation of figure theatre artists; and advances adventurous, artist-driven programming in the Open Eye theater space.

Open Eye is nationally recognized for bringing a visual feast of evocative figure theater to the stage. The company’s whimsical yet profound work surprises and delights whether experienced in the company’s historic jewel-box theater in Minneapolis or in neighborhoods throughout the Twin Cities with the Driveway Tour. From experimental object works to puppet shows in backyards to community holiday pageants to miniature spectacles, Open Eye consistently creates a unique, contagious exchange between artists and audiences.

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