Live Theatre in the Burnsville, MN Area

The Burnsville area has superb live theatre experiences. If you’re in the mood for a dinner and a show, you’re in luck. Check out our list of where to catch a show during your next visit to Burnsville, Minnesota.

Guthrie Theater

Located on the banks of the Mississippi, the Guthrie Theater is perfect for any type of visit to the Burnsville area. The Guthrie Theatre is open 7 days a week and includes restaurants on location. It showcases both classical literature and new work from diverse cultures, including comedy, dance, and classic theatre as well as holiday specials. You can even take a peek behind the curtain with tours of the Guthrie Theatre before your next show. Plan your visit today!

Ames Center


As soon as you enter the Ames Center, you’ll be treated to a spectacle: the all glass, two-story lobby gives you a beautiful view of Nicollet Commons Park, the Minnesota River Valley, and the Minneapolis Skyline. Whether it be in the 1,014-seat Masquerade Dance Theater or the intimate, 150-seat Black Box Theater, Burnsville area visitors can get a taste of everything from national touring and local concerts to comedies and holiday specials. See what’s coming up and become a member of their email list!

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres


What’s better than dinner and a show? Dinner during the show. Chanhassen Dinner Theatres is the country’s biggest professional dinner theatre, specializing in musical theatre and concerts. Be sure to check out their holiday series as well, especially New Year’s Eve, which includes dinner, a show, and afterparty. They have an extensive wine & drink menu, entrees and more included in the ticket price. AAA magazine raves, “Any Twin Cities visit should include an evening at Chanhassen!” See what shows are coming up!

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts


Not only can you pre-order intermission drinks and snacks at the Ordway Center, but there are also bars and concession areas located in the lobbies of every floor. Driven by a dream of offering “everything from opera to the Russian circus”, the center hosts, presents, and creates performing arts and educational programs. You can see comedy, concerts, dance, drama, and musicals in the Ordway Center’s two large rehearsal halls. We wouldn’t blame you for stopping by just to check out the Target Atrium: a two-story lobby with glass facade overlooks Rice Park and downtown Saint Paul. Join their “Encore” newsletter or check out what’s next their calendar!

The Burnsville, MN area has fantastic theatre options for all ages and tastes! Explore all Arts & Culture opportunities in Burnsville, and find savings for area hotels, restaurants, shopping, attractions, and more in the 2018 Ticket to Savings coupon book!