Historic Pantages Theatre 


Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Pantages Theatre, opened in 1916 and designed in an Art Moderne/Beaux Arts style, was a vaudeville house originally part of Greek immigrant Alexander Pantages’ renowned consortia of 500 theatre. Building costs were approximately $15,000. The Pantages boasted the first air conditioning in a Minneapolis theatre, which involved cooling the air with ice. Alexander Pantages also innovated the mezzanine, a carpeted lobby on the balcony level with restrooms and telephones.

Hours & Dates

The Pantages Theatre box office is only open when a show is playing. Tickets may be purchased at the State Theatre box office (805 Hennepin Avenue), one block down from the Pantages:Monday-Friday 10 am-6 pmSaturday noon-3 pm

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