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Commonweal Theatre Company

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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Comfortable theater, fantastic shows!

My husband and I recently returned to the Commonweal for our second performance. Both productions... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cincinnati, Ohio
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We're always enjoy visiting the commonweal... talented artists sharing their gifts and so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The Commonweal Theatre is Southeast Minnesota's premier live, professional, rotating repertory theatre. The season of 5 plays, plus an apprentice company production, runs March through December.
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206 Parkway Ave N, Lanesboro, MN 55949-9795
+1 800-657-7025
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

We saw arsenic and old lace. It was great, the characters were top notched, and they were really characters . It was very well done, the seats are up close , so you felt you where involved in the play. I highly recommend coming to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I recently returned to the Commonweal for our second performance. Both productions we've seen ("Steel Magnolias" and "Dracula") were wonderful! The sets were crafted with care and attention to detail. The actors were passionate and clearly enjoy their craft. The theater itself...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We're always enjoy visiting the commonweal... talented artists sharing their gifts and so impressive.

Thank Paula M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this show—-see it before it closes this month. Intriguing story, strong performances.

Thank Shannon P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been a patron for years and each and every year I am blown away by the dedication to quality theatre and art. Your first step into this space you are taken away with curiosity. The ceilings, walls, and little spaces hold littles stories....More

Thank JHbeanie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a professional theater in a small town. What a surprise. We saw 2 shows and both were great. Every seat in the theater is excellent. If you need to leave the theater, there is audio throughout the building so you don't miss any...More

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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Great actors and great venue in a beautiful scenic location. We came fran m St Paul for a get away weekend to see two different plays in one weekend. Very enjoyable. Looking at calendars to see when we can return.

Thank epazota
Reviewed September 25, 2018

What a fun performance! High energy, great vocals, audience participation. We really enjoyed it! This theater is such a value to the community. On a Monday night, there was not an empty seat in the place! Volunteers are very welcoming, the theater and lounge area...More

Thank bonnie k
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed our evening here. Staff and service is awesome. Production was fun. Audience involvement was a nice touch. We will visit again if ever in Lanesboro again.

Thank Carol x
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Amazing to see such high quality professional theater in a small town! I saw two shows this week and both were excellent, highly recommend!

Thank Julie P
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

We saw the25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee during our visit to Lanesboro and thoroughly enjoyed it. This was my third visit to the theatre and I have been pleasantly entertained each time. There are no bad seats, it is first come, first serve so keep...More

Thank Mirjam M
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Response from kagardner | Reviewed this property |
My 13 year old says yes! It is pretty active and fun. It might be good to give him a little background to the story ahead of time.