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State Theatre

805 Hennepin Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55402 (University / Dinkytown)
612 339 7007
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Ranked #22 of 114 attractions in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Jul 9, 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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81 reviews 81 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Went last night to Sarah McLachlan. It is an ornate theatre and has decent amenities. The staff is pretty serious about taking care of the trouble-makers so the rest of us enjoy our experience. The sound is great and every seat on the main floor is a good view of the stage.

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Elk Mound, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Love seeing musicals here. Gorgeous old theater. Great sound. Sonderful views of the stage. Long lines for bathrooms at intermission, so make sure you go before it starts.

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Mantorville, Minnesota
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107 reviews 107 reviews
62 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My wife and I have attended both a concert and a comedy show at this theater this year. Both of our experiences were very positive. The venue is beautiful, and we found the acoustics to be fine for both the concert and the show. The seating (and seat comfort) is about what you would expect from an older theater such... More

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Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Fun place for an evening. VERY overpriced drinks!! Two cocktails cost us $33. Next time we'll bring our own water in with us.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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108 reviews 108 reviews
13 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I can understand the dilemma for the owners of State Theatre. On the one hand it is historic, the architecture, the artwork, the whole look and feel is very 1921, the year it was built. According to Wikipedia it was at one time state of the art. It used to have a glass stage to allow amazing lighting effects, and... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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113 reviews 113 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a great place to see either a show or concert. I mainly attend concerts here, and they have all sounded great. The acoustics are good, and the views are good from almost anywhere.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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113 reviews 113 reviews
48 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

A grand theater with great old fashioned style. This a great place to see any production. I don't think there is a bad seat in this house. A cultural treat. If you have't seen a show here you are missing out.

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Rochester MN
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This theatre is drop dead gorgeous on the inside. The plays and entertainers I have seen here are very comparable to New York. Parking is easy and there are several great restaurants nearby.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

As the title says, we went to see Alton Brown's Live Show. I could spend a lot of time raving about the show, but I'll focus on the location. I love the quaint historic decor of this place. Ornate painting, high ceilings and atmosphere that suits almost anything. We've been to Joseph, Phantom and many other venues here. Haven't found... More

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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369 reviews 369 reviews
112 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Beautiful old theater, very well maintained. Warning re rest-rooms for women...like many vintage theaters lines get long. This is a beautiful place to enjoy a vast array of performances. Real downtown landmark - and often possible to park in lot directly across the street for not huge amount of 4.

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