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“Lovely theater - cheaper than Twin Cities!”

Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts
Ranked #9 of 28 things to do in Red Wing
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Rochester, Minnesota
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“Lovely theater - cheaper than Twin Cities!”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Beautiful restored theater in heart of downtown Red Wing! Saw Paula Poundstone there last night - tickets were cheaper than going to see her in Minneapolis and we were in the second row because there were more tickets available. Seats from second row were good - didn't have to crane neck looking up. Can't comment on seats in the balcony, although she conversed with people up there during the show, so they can't be too far back! Ushers were very sweet. Refreshments were also pretty cheap compared to theaters in the cities! An enjoyable evening.

Visited November 2013
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“Beautiful Historic Theater”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Sheldon is a gorgeous historic theater, beautifully restored and totally charming (as is just about everything in Red Wing). They have entertainment throughout the year, but if you get a chance, go to the Red Wing High School musical held there every spring. We saw "HMS Pinafore," and the kids did an awesome job.

Visited May 2013
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Natalie O, Public Relations Manager at Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Thank you Donna! We are so glad you enjoyed your time at the Sheldon Theatre. And we agree, the Red Wing High School student put on a great musical every year.
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