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Orpheum, State and Pantages Theatres, plus 900 Hennepin, to Remain Open During the Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction Project

Via an April 12 e-letter from Mark Nerenhausen of Hennepin Theatre Trust:

Hello friend,

I am writing to you as someone who is interested in shows and events in the Hennepin Theatre District to share information about a major improvement project beginning next week along Hennepin Avenue. The City of Minneapolis will break ground Monday, April 15, on a long overdue project to replace century-old utility pipes and other infrastructure between 12th Street and Washington Avenue.

We at Hennepin Theatre Trust are excited about what this project means for the Theatre District, including upgraded utilities and a newly designed streetscape that will contribute to an even more vibrant and welcoming experience for downtown visitors. However, we also recognize that a project of this magnitude will create some disruption and delays when attending shows or events in our spaces.

The most important thing you need to know is that the Orpheum, State, Pantages Theatres, as well as 900 Hennepin, will remain open and accessible throughout this multi-year project.

We are working closely with the Minneapolis Department of Public Works to minimize the disruption to patrons who visit our theatres and nearby restaurants, hotels or other businesses. We are even planning additional public art projects — including a major initiative to be unveiled in June — that will make your trip to Theatre District as enjoyable as ever.

To learn more about this project, please visit Rest assured, we will make sure that you are aware of updates that may affect your visit to our theatres.

Thank you for your continued patronage. I look forward to seeing you at one of our shows soon.


Mark Nerenhausen

President and CEO 

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