DULUTH PLAYHOUSE INC

Take a Seat and more with the Duluth Playhouse!

On November 16, we hope you'll consider the Duluth Playhouse on Minnesota's great Give to the Max Day to help us keep doing what we do --- bringing the best live entertainment to Duluth and the region! By donating to our theatre, you're not just supporting one venue...you're supporting a wide breadth of talent from our main stage to the Playhouse Family Theatre to the Underground, and now, to the new life and new legacy coming soon at the NorShor Theatre!

Take a Seat at the NorShor Theatre!

With the NorShor Theatre’s Grand Opening just three months from today (with a February 1 production of Mamma Mia!), and with the theater’s 630 plush seats about to be installed, area residents are being invited to participate in the theater’s final steps in a way that is long lasting and meaningful to their families or businesses.

We. the Duluth Playhouse, who will be managing the theater and leading its final fundraising, have officially launched our “Take A Seat” campaign. For $1,000, which can be paid by check or credit card over two years, a donor can have an engraved plate placed on a seat that identifies an individual, couple, family, business, memorializes a birthday or anniversary, and so on.

"Take your seat" by choosing the $1,000 option when making your donation, or visit norshortheatre.com/give to learn more about our Take-A-Seat Campaign. You can also learn about other giving options as well. 

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About the Playhouse

Welcome to The Duluth Playhouse, one of the country’s oldest community theatres (we’re over 100 years old, and still performing strong)! We stage and perform exceptional live theatrical entertainment for all theatre-goers, from musicals to comedies to dramas to original works, it’s enjoyed by the very young to the young at heart. All ages and all tastes will enjoy something performed on our three stages: the Depot Main Stage (soon to be at the NorShor Theatre!), the Children’s Theatre, and the Underground Theatre. We offer a full experience with each show. From the moment you walk into the Playhouse, it will be a night of theatre and #playhousemoments to remember!

Our 2017-18 season includes:?

  • A Christmas Carol:  November 30-December 17, 2017
  • Mamma Mia!:  February 1-18, 2018 (Premier performance at the NorShor Theatre!)
  • Lend Me A Tenor:  April 5-15, 2018
  • Our Town:  May 24-June 3, 2018
  • The Music Man:  July 12-29, 2018

The NorShor Theatre A project this important comes along once in a lifetime.
The NorShor Theatre is preparing for its new starring role. From the balcony to the box office, the landmark 1910 theater is undergoing a total restoration. After weathering its share of milestones and misfortune, a new life and new legacy are unfolding for this legendary landmark. At center stage in downtown Duluth’s Historic Arts and Theater (HART) District, the restored NorShor Theatre will bring new economic development, new productions, and new possibilities to the region.

The beloved NorShor Theatre is regaining its rightful place as the Northland’s beacon of arts, entertainment, and world-class performances. 


The Underground Theatre
A satellite theatre of the Duluth Playhouse, the Underground Theatre is located in the lower level of the Depot across from the train museum. This is a general admission 120-seat theatre with no visual obstructions any time you see a performance.

Our 2017-18 Season includes:

  • The Santaland Diaries:  December 7-9, 2017
  • Calendar Girls: January 11-20, 2018
  • Death of a Salesman:  February 22-March 3, 2018
  • Sweet Charity:  April 19-May 5, 2018
  • What She Said Festival 2017:  May 24-26, 2018
  • The Toxic Avenger:  August 2-18, 2018


The Playhouse Family Theatre
The Playhouse Family Theatre presents wildly imaginative entertainment appropriate for the entire family. Bring your 3-year-old, and grandma and grandpa, too! Our Children’s Theatre Arts productions offer hundreds of roles each season to youth ages 8-18. Great shows, professional sets and costumes, and amazingly talented young people result in magical and memorable experiences for the whole family to enjoy. The Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA)&nbs
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