Hennepin Avenue south of 5th Street is often referred to as Downtown's Theater District. A few main spots for your theater and entertainment fix include The Cowles Center (performing arts and dance center), Brave New Workshop (improv, satire and comedy), and the Pantages, State, and Orpheum Theatres (Broadway, international, national and local entertainment). All within four blocks of one another, you're sure to find a show that suits your fancy!
Looking for something more in tune with your musical interests? First Avenue, Skyway Theatre, and the Dakota Jazz Club are all within walking distance to Target Center and boast some impressive regional, national, and international acts. A few more blocks away (or a short Lyft drive) you'll find the Fillmore, the area's new 36,000 square foot venue that opened in 2020, and The Fine Line Music Cafe. Orchestra Hall hosts the Minnesota Orchestra, where you'll find the Grammy Award-winning symphony orchestra led by Music Director Thomas Søndergård.