Dating back to 1910, The Southern Theater is one of the Twin Cities’ historic gems and is available for a variety of event rentals. The Southern’s classic space has all of the charm and authenticity that only a vintage theater can offer.

As a presenting theater, we use The Southern Theater Partnership Program (SPP) as our program model. SPP is a competitive program that gives artists and nonprofits the opportunity to present at The Southern Theater. We are welcoming 12 SPP's into our 2020-2021 season.

SPP Program Details. 

Submit an SPP application HERE. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 1, 2020

Example of SPP Contract

In addition to SPP in our program model, The Southern will uplift four (4) different productions/artists in any genre, to give voice and a platform to underrepresented stories that need to be heard in The AMPLIFY Series.

AMPLIFY Program Details. 

Submit an AMPLIFY application HERE. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 1, 2020

Example of AMPLIFY contract

Outside of these programs, The Southern is open for rentals. With a large staging area, The Southern is a flexible space perfect for theater, dance, music and multi-disciplinary performances as well as corporate events, weddings, film, lectures, photo shoots, and more. Its brick walls and intricate molding, still in their original form, give every event a unique feel and look beautiful on camera. Equipped with professional-grade lighting and sound equipment, the theater is capable of setting a wide range of moods, and the space’s acoustics are ideal for music. Fill out our

Rental Request form HERE.

Rental Rates

Example of Rental Contract

The Southern Theater Features:

  • Our stage is roughly 42' deep by 43' wide, bisected by a 3' deep proscenium arch that is 15' from the upstage wall
  • The stage is a rosco sprung floor painted black
  • House Capacity 207
  • Lighting: ETC Express 48/96 console
  • Access to a projector Optoma EH415 1080p projector rated at 4200 lumens
  • Bar service (single packaged snacks, beer, wine, & champagne) 
  • ADA accessible

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