The Minneapolis Community Development Agency purchased the LaSalle Plaza block in 1989, including the State, as part of the LaSalle Plaza development. After nearly two years of renovation at a cost of $8.8 million, the State Theatre re-opened in November of 1991 with the Minnesota Opera’s production of Carousel. The restored proscenium spans almost the full width of the building and curves 100 feet above the stage. The six chandeliers in the house are original, as are the murals on the walls. Since the re-opening in 1991, the State has hosted live Broadway touring productions such as Avenue Q, Sweeney Todd and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, concerts featuring Patti Smith and Gordon Lightfoot, author and adventure speaker series and films including the world premiere of the Minnesota-based movie, “Grumpy Old Men.” Hennepin Theatre Trust is now the owner and operator of this magnificent structure.
FOOD AND BEVERAGES
A variety of beverages including wine, beer and soft drinks and light snacks including cookies, are available for purchase in the theatre. No outside food or beverages are allowed in the theatre (unless required because of a disability or medical requirement).
Our staff is committed to creating a safe and pleasant entertainment experience for all guests. Professional security personnel will be using metal-detecting wands and searching bags for prohibited items, so please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes in advance.
All persons and bags will undergo electronic security screening at all entrances to the Theatre. For your own safety, sharp objects*, weapons and illegal contraband are not permitted into the venue.
The items listed below, and any additional items that the Theatre management determines could potentially distract from the audience’s safety and enjoyment, are prohibited items which will not be allowed inside the venue*. The Theatre reserves the right to eject or bar entry to patrons who have such prohibited items in their possession.
o BACKPACKS OR OVERSIZED BAGS*
o WEAPONS, INCLUDING POCKETKNIVES
o OUTSIDE FOOD/BEVERAGE, INCLUDING ALCOHOL/WATER*
o CAMERAS WITH EXTERNAL FLASH OR INTERCHANGEABLE LENSES
o RECORDING DEVICES (AUDIO/VIDEO)
o ILLEGAL DRUGS/SUBSTANCES
o CHEMICAL WEAPONS, INCLUDING MACE AND PEPPER SPRAY
o SELFIE STICKS
o LASER POINTERS/FLASHLIGHTS
o PETS (SERVICE ANIMALS EXEMPT)
o SIGNS/FLAGS/BANNERS/OPTICAL ILLUSIONS
o BEACH BALLS OR PROJECTILES
o FIREWORKS OR NOISE MAKING DEVICES
o SKATEBOARDS/SCOOTERS/ROLLER BLADES
*Exceptions will be made for those with disabilities, medical requirements and/or special needs. Guests with specific/special dietary needs due to disabilities, medical conditions or special needs should contact email us or call: 612.339.7007 prior to attending the event to arrange for reasonable accommodations.
- Loge Right
- Loge Center
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- Accessible Seating
Audio Description (AD) services are available by request for any event for our visually impaired guests. Actions on the stage are described by a qualified describer who uses a microphone and a wireless unit that is transmitted to a small device used by the guest to hear. Guests who would like to request this service are asked to allow at least two weeks advance notice to secure a describer. To order tickets to a currently scheduled Audio Described event, or to request an event be Audio Described, please contact the Box Office by email or by calling 612.339.7007.