The Southern Theater's Mission is to foster a community of exceptional artists.
Located at Seven Corners in Minneapolis near the University of Minnesota's West Bank campus, our intimate, 210-seat house serves as a leading and valued venue for eclectic, experimental and engaging work that appeals to diverse audiences.
The Southern Theater opened its doors on March 1, 1910, offering a variety of entertainments. Following years as a garage, warehouse, antique shop, restaurant and vacancy, the Southern resumed its role as a theater when the Guthrie Theater renovated the space for use as a second stage. With the assistance of the Minneapolis Arts Commission, the Southern Theater Foundation emerged in its present, non-profit corporate structure in 1983.
The Southern Theater provides a home for artstis, giving them the freedom to focus on what matters most, their art.
We add new value by fostering a community that serves the artist's need for stability, for a sense of place, for the opportunity to experiment and as a resource to learn and grow.
We offer audiences a unique experience that ignites their imaginations and expands their perspectives in an extraordinary historical theater.
In 2015 we launched our ambitious new ARTshare program. ARTshare is the Twin Cities first all access performing arts membership. For $18 a month you can come see any production at the Southern, any time you want, as many times as you want. To become a member visit our website at www.southerntheater.org.
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