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 including The Sheldon Theatre
Brass Band, The Phoenix Theatre and The Red Wing Singers.
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.
Performances are made possible in part by a
grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an
appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts
and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of
Minnesota on November 4, 2008, and a grant from the National Endowment
for the Arts.