Your Guide to the Minneapolis Theater District
We’ve got everything you need to make your day or night at the theater a memorable one.
All year long Hennepin Theatre Trust brings the most popular touring Broadway musicals, plays, concerts, comedy shows and more to Minneapolis. The Pantages, State and Orpheum Theatres are all within a block of each other and help make up the historic theater district of downtown Minneapolis. If you're coming to see a show in one of these majestic theaters we want you to make the most of this experience. Check out this ultimate guide for planning your trip to the theater.
Where to Eat
There are plenty of great food and drink options in this area. Whether you want a full meal before the show or aren't quite ready for the night to end afterwards, we've listed out a few of our favorite spots nearby.
*Insider Tip: We recommend making reservations - better safe than sorry!
- FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar: Upscale, contemporary restaurant & cocktail bar serving locally sourced New American cuisine.
- Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery: Brewpub chain serving house beers, upscale pub food & American fare.
- Fogo De Chao: Upscale Brazilian chain for all-you-can-eat meat carved tableside plus an extensive salad bar.
- Mercy Bar & Dining Room: New American kitchen & bar for global small plates, seafood & a vast wine list.
- Jack Link's Legend Lounge: A newly opened destination for Orpheum Theatre goers to meet and gather at shows located next to the historic theatre at 900 Hennepin Ave. The lounge features specialty cocktails, wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages and protein snacks for purchase and opens 90 minutes before each show.
- CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar: American fare, sushi and rooftop seating
- Union Bar & Grill: American cuisine with a spacious bar and skyline views – rooftop patio
- The Capital Grill: Upscale chophouse chain with a clubby atmosphere
- Seven Steakhouse Sushi & Rooftop: Hip spot for steak, sushi and cocktails
- Kieran’s Irish Pub: Bustling hangout with draft beers, pub fare and live Irish music –plus a great patio!
Getting and Staying There
Both the Orpheum and State Theatres are accessible through skyway on those days were you don't feel like dealing with the weather outside. To get to the Orpheum through skyway find the path to the Hawthorne Transit Center. The third level of the building will be connected through skyway and will lead you to the balcony level entrance of the Orpheum Theatre.
The State Theater is located in the LaSalle Plaza building which is also a skyway connected building. Follow the way there and once you have reached LaSalle Plaza just take the escalator/elevator down to street level.
Signs will be displayed along the skyway system to get you where you need to go, but for more information check out our Minneapolis Skyway Guide.