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The Varsity Theater

Map & Directions 1308 4th St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
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612-604-0222

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This resurrected former theater is one of the best places to catch a concert in Dinkytown, whether it's a big-name touring act or some local heroes that've graduated past bar-band status. The Varsity boasts a spacious floor and an elevated seating area providing multi-level sightlines (and couches!), a high-grade sound system, vibrant lighting and the kind of art-deco decor that lends a certain swanky elegance to whatever pop debauchery might be unfurling on its wide, easily-viewable stage.

 
Member Reviews

  • lip0001434
    lip0001434 wrote a review for The Varsity Theater
    on 06/27/12
    4

    The Howard Jones show was both minimalist (only 3 people on stage including HoJo), and intricate. All 3 band members relied on Apple laptops to make many layers of sound. This tour revisits Jones' first two albums, Human's Lib and Dream Into Action. While "Dream" had greater chart success than its predecesor, both albums had hits and most of the 40-somethings sang along with the... More >>

  • orangon wrote a review for The Varsity Theater
    on 12/02/10
    4

    Great ambiance. Unique concert venue.

  • leroycassandra wrote a review for The Varsity Theater
    on 07/16/10
    4

    Sooooooo beautiful. Great place to see a show.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Leigh B. on 05/06/11

    Best music venue in the Twin Cities! And it also has the sexiest bathroom grotto ever.

  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine on 03/10/11

    Mpls.St.Paul Magazine March 2011 readers’ pick for best place to see a concert.

  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine on 03/10/11

    Mpls.St.Paul Magazine editors’ pick for best place to see a concert.

  • Metromix on 05/17/11

    Home to 1 of our picks for best bathrooms in the Twin Cities! The art deco atmosphere of the restrooms here are a Minneapolis treasure

  • Shanna G. on 11/05/10

    Very intimate venue, great sound and the addition of the balcony makes it a unique place to see a show.

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    With Royal Canoe. 18+.

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