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Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts

443 W 3rd St, Red Wing, MN 55066-2310
+1 651-388-8700
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A great place to see a show!

We saw the Liverpool Legends Beatles tribute band on our first trip to the Sheldon. The theatre is... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2018
Patrick S
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Winona
Cool building. Ok play.

We decided to attend Appropriate while in town for a weekend getaway since we enjoy theater and... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2018
Mel52088
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Hammond, Wisconsin
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Red Wing's turn-of-the-century Sheldon Theatre showcases the best in arts and entertainment from Minnesota's heartland and beyond. It operates year-round, presenting a broad range of touring events including music, theatre, dance, comedy, films, lectures and more. The Sheldon also produces its own shows starring local artists and performing arts groups. Built in 1904 with funds from local businessman T.B. Sheldon, The Sheldon is the country's first city-owned theatre. In 1986 it was gloriously restored to its original grandeur. Described as a "glittering jewel box," it charms performers and audiences alike. Our Mission: Red Wing's historic Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts is committed to showcasing the best arts and entertainment for the enjoyment, education, and enlightenment of the community and its visitors.
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Hours Today: 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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443 W 3rd St, Red Wing, MN 55066-2310
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+1 651-388-8700
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

We saw the Liverpool Legends Beatles tribute band on our first trip to the Sheldon. The theatre is ornate, nicely restored and has comfortable seating. We were in row F just five rows away from the stage and could see very well. We highly recommend...More

Thank Patrick S
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

We decided to attend Appropriate while in town for a weekend getaway since we enjoy theater and wanted to do something nice. The tickets were incredibly reasonable ($15) and the history of the theater was interesting to learn about. It’s a neat building, and I...More

Thank Mel52088
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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

We attended the Monroe Crossing show here on New Years Eve. It was Fabulous. We had so much Fun. The theater was beautiful and the staff (volunteers) were the best. So many music and plays performing soon. Can't wait to come back. Highly recommend attending...More

Thank Dawn J
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Reviewed April 22, 2017

We had the good fortune to see the Kahulanui Big Band. They are a Grammy nominated band featuring Hawi'ian big band music of the '20's and '30's stylings. The Theater is an historic venue restored to its 1909 origins that include modern lighting and sound...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2017

I've seen many plays, music, lectures and movies in this venue. The acoustics ar great, the decor is amazing. There are no bad seats. It's the Jewel Box of south eastern Minnesota. It is open during the day for a should miss tour of the...More

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Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Wife and I first time to Sheldon to see Davina and the vagabonds and was an excellent evening. Fantastic venue for a concert and to see anything ! We were in the first row of balcony, our favorite seats, and it couldn't have been better...More

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Reviewed November 2, 2016

Warm, cozy environment, beautiful décor, walls, curtains etc. Long time building and part of Red Wing.

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Reviewed October 5, 2016

This theatre has an interesting history and it is beautiful inside. It is well worth the visit. It was built as a theatre for performances and then in 1950's converted to a movie theater. It was then restored back to a performing theatre and they...More

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Reviewed April 25, 2016

Lots of famous groups and shows come to this theatre as well as hometown plays and shows perform here as well.

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Reviewed March 18, 2016

Cozy, historic venue. Very good acoustics but uncomfortable seats. Sight lines could be improved on main floor. Great 90 minute Saturday afternoon concert. Terrific musicians and vocalists. A wonderful walk down memory road.

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Hello. Thank you for your question. We are about to start our new season in September. Please visit our website for up and coming events.
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