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Southern Theater050in Minneapolis, MN 55454
about Southern Theater:
Some of the eclectic, innovative dance, music, and theatrical shows presented in the intimate performance space here are for adults-only, but the best part about those suitable for kids is that they're rarely meant specifically for kids: they simply appeal to art-lovers, regardless of age. The setting is informal, so families need not be intimidated. The Southern calendar is weighted heavily toward local artists, but many national and international acts are presented, too, as well as showcase festivals.
The theater was built in 1910, and reborn in its current incarnation in 1981. On the outside, it's non-descript at best. The lobby is modern and austere, and boasts a concession stand that's usually manned before shows and during intermission. It's the performance space that's redolent with atmosphere: architectural details have been preserved, but not "restored to their former glory," so they show their age and character to great effect. Performers often come out to mingle in the lobby after a show - a real treat for star-struck kids.
The theater is wheelchair accessible and most events now have assigned seating. Tickets can be purchased online. Student rush and low-income discounts are available; inquire at the box office for more details. Doors (and the box office) open one hour prior to performances.