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Ames Center

12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337-2867
+1 952-895-4685
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We rode out the spring winter storm attending Bravo Dance Competition at Ames Center

This is a nice facility. Be aware that there are few off street parking options right at the... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
Laura L
via mobile
Extremely nice.

We had our annual Holiday party there this year. Saw Defending the Caveman. Seats in theatre were... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
Larry L
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Eagan, 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 view of Nicollet Commons Park, the Minnesota River Valley, and the Minneapolis Skyline. In addition to the Theatres, the center has a 2,000-square-foot art gallery, meeting rooms and a large rehearsal room. There is additional space for banquets, special events and receptions. Presentations at the Ames Center include cultural events, dramas, comedies, dance and musical acts from local arts organizations and national touring artists.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337-2867
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice facility. Be aware that there are few off street parking options right at the center. I was lucky enough to get one of the parking spots under the garage as the snow fell all day long! They are very strict about...More

Thank Laura L
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

We had our annual Holiday party there this year. Saw Defending the Caveman. Seats in theatre were all good. We had dinner there and it was better then we all expected. Cocktail prices were very reasonable. You can dress up or wear jeans, you will...More

Thank Larry L
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

This was our first visit. We saw Defending the Caveman. It was absolutely hilarious !! The theatre was a nice, mid-size, the facility was impressive and the staff was very pleasent. Be sure to stop by the art gallery (free). The price was reasonable -...More

Thank Bonita S
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Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

Attended Triple Expresso and had a great time. The Black Box theater was just the right size to feel a part of the performance. Great venue and staff.

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Reviewed November 16, 2017

Not a bad seat in the House! Whether your listening to a great live band or Going to one of the many musical events this Newer venue will satisfy your every live entertainment need!

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Beautiful building and wonderful place for a show. Surprized at all that this event place had to offer. Loved the space for art!

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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Nice setting, well maintained, plenty of dressing rooms, almost enough parking, a few restaurants within walking distance, and a pretty sitting area/plaza outside complete with a mini splash park for the little ones. The down side is that there are no hotels within walking distance....More

Thank Joyce0001
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Reviewed July 7, 2017

This is a very comfortable and modern theatre in a great location with free parking. I was really excited my first time there. Then I realized the sound board is at the back of the theatre and you can hear them talking for the last...More

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Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

I had a wonderful night seeing the Twin Cities Ballet company. The theatre is very comfortable. Love supporting local arts.

Thank Valorie D
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Reviewed April 29, 2017

Was there for a dance competition and the staff was so incredibly rude. Suggested my six year old should go outside so she "wasn't in the way". Was rudely told to move while watching. Unexceptionable!! Disappointed such a beautiful place could hire such disrespectful individuals.

Thank Katherine F
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