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Fitzgerald Theater

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Address: 10 E Exchange St, Saint Paul, MN 55101
Phone Number: 651 290 1200
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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A restored gem

Caught one of the Prairie Home Companion shows before Mr. Keillor's retirement. Show was great - what can one say. This was one of 3 Shubert movie theaters built about 1910 - the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2015
Houston, Texas
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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66 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Can recall my earlier comments as it's been about a year. Can recall what all the excitement was about as I am sure I would not go back.

Thank David H
Houston, Texas
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359 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Caught one of the Prairie Home Companion shows before Mr. Keillor's retirement. Show was great - what can one say. This was one of 3 Shubert movie theaters built about 1910 - the smallest and least ornate. It was brought back to life in the 1990s by Minn. Public Radio specifically for PHC. It is not the "knock your socks"... More 

Thank JoeHouston52
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

"This 1,000-seat theater acts as MPR's largest broadcast studio, with airwaves reaching millions of people tuned in to A Prairie Home Companion. Our staged productions commission authors, artists and radio hosts to create intellectually stimulating programs that delight and enlighten our vast public radio community. The Fitzgerald Theater is Saint Paul's oldest theater and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2010."... More 

Thank 283pamelag
Arizona, USA
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95 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

On a recent visit to the area it was nice to see the location of one of my favorite broadcasts..."A Prairie Home Companion". No shows going on during my stay so I guess I will miss seeing Garrison before his retirement in a few months.

Thank broza1205
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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157 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Caught a show here on a weekend business trip (a taping of a local NPR show, WITS). Theater is historic, beautifully maintained. Staff and volunteer ushers were perhaps the friendliest I've ever come across. And, at least on the night I attended, it was allowed to take beverages into the theater ( as God intended). Great experience.

Thank TXRoadWarrior
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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118 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

Excellent! 3 of us went to the show on February 7th, with some amazing folks! Chris Thile, Punch Brothers, Sarah Jarosz, Billy Collins, etc... It was my first time in this theatre, and I am so glad we decided to make the trip for this show. Great old theatre, great show, and great tradition!

Thank Triciaukus
Lake Placid, New York
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I LOVE this theatre. It is beautiful inside. All seats are good seats. The auditorium is decorative. The theatre has UNIQUE OLD CHARM. The Fitzgerald Theatre is conveniently located next to the Green Metro Train Line.

Thank joybliss
Omaha, Nebraska
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133 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The Fitzgerald, named for local F. Scott Fitzgerald of "Great Gatsby" fame, is a 1910 theater that is on the National Registry of Historic Places. It was restored to house Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" radio show, and seeing the show live at the Fitzgerald is an experience not to be missed. A truly unique opportunity to see an... More 

Thank prairiewolf
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Time travel to the '20s and old time radio. A fun, pleasant evening that felt like sitting in the living room with friends. Handicapped travelers - assistance/accommodation is available, don't hesitate to ask.

Thank Niahm1916
Las Vegas, Nevada
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Went to the October 4 performance/broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion at the Fitz. The Fitz is a lovely, refurbished old theater. My biggest complaint is that I had to wait in line to use the ladies room before the show...and again after the show! I suppose they're limited on space and it's not easy to add a bathroom. On... More 

Thank Candace S

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