Ames Center

12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN

Ames CenterThe Ames Center, formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center, opened in January 2009.  The center has two theatres, a 1,014 seat proscenium stage and an intimate 150 seat Black Box Theatre. The Lobby is two stories tall, all glass, with a sweeping view of Nicollet Commons Park, The Minnesota River Valley, and the Minneapolis Skyline.

In addition to the Theatres, the center has a 2,000-square-foot art gallery, meeting rooms and a large rehearsal room.  There is additional space for banquets, special events and receptions.

Presentations at the Ames Center include cultural events, dramas, comedies, dance and musical acts from local arts organizations and national touring artists.

Learn more about Ames Center and follow on Facebook @AmesCenter or X @Ames_Center.

DayTrippers Dinner Theatre at Plymouth Playhouse

2705 Annapolis Ln N. Plymouth, MN

Plymouth Playhouse DayTrippers Dinner Theatre is very pleased to be back on the stage at Plymouth Playhouse ( 4 Community Theatre). We hope that you, our loyal playgoers, will be as pleased as we are with our theatre space.

The Plymouth Playhouse has been synonymous with high quality theater since 1974. Curt Carlson and Old Log Theatre’s Don Stolz kicked off a legacy of theater in January of 1974 with Woody Allen’s comedy, Play It Again, Sam. From 1988-2017, it was the home of Troupe America Inc.’s “Church Basement Ladies”. Since then, hundreds of productions of the show across the country from national tours to regional runs. In 2018 through 2019, Moore Magic made the Playhouse its home and brought magic to Plymouth.

Learn more about the DayTrippers Dinner Theatre and the Plymouth Playhouse.

Old Log Theatre

5185 Meadville St, Excelsior, MN

Old Log TheatreAs the Northwest’s first professional theatre, the Old Log was originally a summer stock company which opened in 1940 in a log stable. Thirteen shows were presented in thirteen weeks at that time. Don Stolz joined the company in 1941 as and actor and resident director and purchased the theatre company in 1946. During the next two decades the Old Log Theatre established a loyal following and received widespread critical acclaim for its area premieres of such classic plays as ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, TIME OF YOUR LIFE and LOOK HOMEWARD ANGEL. In 1960 a new theater was built adjacent to the original theatre and the operation became year-round. In addition to main stage productions of contemporary plays and musicals, the theatre also produces children show productions during the summer and holiday season. Over the decades, the Old Log has had a substantial impact on the Twin Cities theatre scene, establishing a reputation for quality productions and featuring many fine actors and actresses who have come from around the country and gone on the famous careers in New York and Hollywood including such notable names as Nick Nolte, Loni Anderson, Lois Nettleton and Steve Zahn.

Learn more about the Old Log Theatre and follow on Facebook @oldlogtheatre  or X @oldlogtheatre.

Paramount Center for the Arts (Paramount Theatre)

913 West St. Germain St, St. Cloud, MN

Paramount-St. CloudThe Paramount Center for the Arts is a community arts facility located in Historic Downtown St. Cloud, Minnesota. The facility is owned by the City of St. Cloud and operated by the Paramount Arts Resource Trust (a 501c3 non-profit organization).

  • The renovated historic Theatre serves as a stage for rent by numerous community groups to perform as well as a location to attend professional performances by touring musicians and theatrical groups.
  • The Visual Arts Center (VAC), located in the lower level of the building, offers visual arts classes for beginning and experienced artists in the community. The VAC also offers professional development opportunities for artists, educators and businesses in the Central Minnesota region. The VAC also offers exhibition opportunities and provides exposure for local artists through juried competitions.
  • The Paramount Gallery and Gifts, located next door to the theatre, provides the opportunity for local artists to sell their work.
  • The facility has many spaces for rent including party rooms, studios, the theatre/stage and exhibition/gallery space.

Learn more about the Paramount Center for the Arts and follow on Facebook @paramountarts or X @paramountarts.

Sidekick Theatre at Gideon S. Ives Auditorium

11411 Masonic Home Dr, Bloomington, MN

Ives AuditoriumSidekick Theatre is a professional theatre company based at the Minnesota Heritage Center in Bloomington. Under the artistic leadership of Brian Pierce and Tim Stolz, we strive to entertain, engage and enrich our audience through the development and production of new and compelling musicals, plays and concerts for adults and children.

With plush seating, state-of-the-art acoustics and lighting, and jewel box decor, the Ives Auditorium is the perfect venue for performances and corporate events.

Learn more about Sidekick Theatre, the Ives Auditorium, and follow on Facebook @sidekicktheatre.