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Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts

443 W 3rd St, Red Wing, MN 55066-2310
+1 651-388-8700
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An historic theater authentically restored with great attention to details.

We had the good fortune to see the Kahulanui Big Band. They are a Grammy nominated band featuring... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
A Beautiful historical theater

I've seen many plays, music, lectures and movies in this venue. The acoustics ar great, the decor... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
Red Wing, Minnesota
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Red Wing's turn-of-the-century Sheldon Theatre showcases the best in arts and entertainment from Minnesota's heartland and beyond. It operates year-round, presenting a broad range of touring events including music, theatre, dance, comedy, films, lectures and more. The Sheldon also produces its own shows starring local artists and performing arts groups. Built in 1904 with funds from local businessman T.B. Sheldon, The Sheldon is the country's first city-owned theatre. In 1986 it was gloriously restored to its original grandeur. Described as a "glittering jewel box," it charms performers and audiences alike. Our Mission: Red Wing's historic Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts is committed to showcasing the best arts and entertainment for the enjoyment, education, and enlightenment of the community and its visitors.
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443 W 3rd St, Red Wing, MN 55066-2310
+1 651-388-8700
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

We had the good fortune to see the Kahulanui Big Band. They are a Grammy nominated band featuring Hawi'ian big band music of the '20's and '30's stylings. The Theater is an historic venue restored to its 1909 origins that include modern lighting and sound...More

Thank danf552017
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I've seen many plays, music, lectures and movies in this venue. The acoustics ar great, the decor is amazing. There are no bad seats. It's the Jewel Box of south eastern Minnesota. It is open during the day for a should miss tour of the...More

Thank Jinxbaby890
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Wife and I first time to Sheldon to see Davina and the vagabonds and was an excellent evening. Fantastic venue for a concert and to see anything ! We were in the first row of balcony, our favorite seats, and it couldn't have been better...More

Thank jimyb
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Warm, cozy environment, beautiful décor, walls, curtains etc. Long time building and part of Red Wing.

Thank bcollins58
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This theatre has an interesting history and it is beautiful inside. It is well worth the visit. It was built as a theatre for performances and then in 1950's converted to a movie theater. It was then restored back to a performing theatre and they...More

Thank Marilyn F
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Lots of famous groups and shows come to this theatre as well as hometown plays and shows perform here as well.

1  Thank vikingink
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Cozy, historic venue. Very good acoustics but uncomfortable seats. Sight lines could be improved on main floor. Great 90 minute Saturday afternoon concert. Terrific musicians and vocalists. A wonderful walk down memory road.

Thank 304EJH
Reviewed 14 March 2016

We had front row balcony seats for the Eagles tribute band (7 Bridges). It was phenomenal! The theatre is quaint and very pretty and they offer many types of genres for entertainment. We will be back!

1  Thank J_and_T12
Reviewed 11 December 2015

I have attended a number of concerts and performances at this beautiful old theatre and I am always struck by the sense of history of this place, plus the high quality of the shows I have been able to see there. They are working on...More

1  Thank Jer C
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Went to a performance last eve with friends and had a wonderful time. The seats were great. We had front middle about 7 rows from the front and it was wonderful. It is a charming theatre. We were told it was the oldest theatre in...More

1  Thank donih
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When is the next performance?
29 August 2016|
Response from Natalie O | Property representative |
Hello. Thank you for your question. We are about to start our new season in September. Please visit our website for up and coming events.