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Ames Center

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Love this theater

Wonderful theater. All seats have great sight lines. I’ve been to see many shows here and every one... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Burnsville, Minnesota
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Great Venue for a show

All of the seats were great. The staff was very friendly. There also is a nice open outer space... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Wells, Minnesota
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The Ames Center, formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center, opened in January 2009. The center has two theatres, a 1,014 seat proscenium stage and an intimate 150 seat Black Box Theatre. The Lobby is two stories tall, all glass, with a sweeping...more
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12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337-2867
+1 952-895-4685
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went to see You smell barn with a group of friends and while we all enjoyed the play, the seating was TERRIBLE. They are trying to cram way to many seats in to a small auditorium, so you a just about sitting on your neighbors...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful theater. All seats have great sight lines. I’ve been to see many shows here and every one has exceeded my expectations. A bonus is the beautiful park in front of the theater, especially at Christmas time when the trees are all brightly glowing with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

All of the seats were great. The staff was very friendly. There also is a nice open outer space to meet with friends.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

A group of us went to Shaun Johnson concert. I would recommend it to anyone. His big band is very talented and he adds humor between songs and features many of them. This is the first time I have noticed almost a cooked oil smell...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lorna M
Reviewed December 11, 2018

The Ames is a fantastic venue for concerts! The seats are comfortable with plenty of room between rows to allow leg room and ease in walking through. The acoustics are great and the staff has always been very helpful and friendly. There's a free parking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

A friend and I went to the You Smell Barn production. The show was very good and I would recommend it to anyone who lived in a small town during the 50s-70s. The facility was very nice. One thing that was less than desirable was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

Since the Ames Center is down the road from where I llve in Apple Valley I was thinking of purchasing tickets for the Louie Anderson show on 12-31 in person. However, upon calling the box office there's a message stating even when purchasing tickets in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lisa C
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Visited here to see a production of "You Smell Barn" by the Basement Church Ladies. The production was great but seating left something to be desired. Medium size theater and seating was straight back chairs butted up to each other with little seating room without...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Larry P
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Awesome little theater! Had some separate rooms for art. Free parking next to the building was nice! Inside the theater itself was designed very nice and we enjoyed the show. Would definitely go back there again to see something else that we would like.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank joe c
Reviewed September 15, 2018

Beautiful place for dance recitals, concerts and shows! So clean and fresh. The staff are always happy and helpful. Been there many many times for my kids activities, a church fundraiser, and a few shows. Love it

Date of experience: June 2018
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December 16, 2017|
Response from NorwegianStPaul |
How far from the drop off point to the entrance for a handicap person?