Sheldon Theatre: A First-Class Performing Arts Theater in Minnesota

From ballet to Broadway, Minnesota has a stellar reputation when it comes to the performing arts. And among over 400 performing arts venues in the state, the Sheldon Theatre in Red Wing, MN is one that aims to showcase the best in arts and entertainment for the community and its visitors.

Since its opening in 1904, the Sheldon Theatre has been a cornerstone community partner. It’s one of the few community theaters in MN that has maintained a commitment to live performances, even as it is occasionally used as a venue for black and white film screenings. This is why the Sheldon Theatre has been hailed as a pioneer in the country’s bid to promote small-town performing arts centers.

Located in the heart of Red Wing, one of the Midwest’s most beautifully distinctive downtown areas, the Sheldon Theatre warmly welcomes about 30,000 people every year. It’s ornately gilded walls have played host to large travelling shows and local performers alike.

Most recently, this treasured community asset completed a remarkable renovation. This revitalization ensured that the Sheldon Theatre can continue to move toward an evolving future in all its artistic, gorgeous glory.

“The Sheldon Theatre is a true gem – a beautiful theater that is chock full of mojo!”

– Ellen Stanley, MN Music Coalition

Sheldon Lobby

Next Up On Our Stage

Fri 23

Sail On: Beach Boys Tribute

August 23 @ 7:30 pm
Tue 27

Sheldon Local Listening Room Open Mic

August 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sep 05

Steel Magnolias – Auditions

September 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Musicals. Plays. Open mics. Concerts. Music festivals. Silent film showings. Ballet performances. Acrobatic shows. These are only some of the artistic performances that take place within the Sheldon Theatre, one of MN’s premiere performing arts venues, since its opening more than a century ago.

More recently, the newly-renovated opulent walls of this community theater in Red Wing, MN have also been home to many a high school musicals and plays, as well as live shows of different genres. With its multipurpose 468-seater main performing arts venue, studio on the third floor, and state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment, the Sheldon Theatre is the go-to venue for performing arts in Minnesota.

Discover the rare alchemy of small town hospitality and world-class artists in a one-of-a-kind, breathtaking setting. The moment you arrive, you know there is something truly special going on at the recently renewed, refreshed, and revitalized historic Sheldon Theatre. Join us to make new memories to last a lifetime all season long!


Box Office Hours:

Wed: 1:00 – 6:00 pm
Thur – Sat: 12:30 – 5:00 pm
Closed Sun – Tue


443 West 3rd Street
Red Wing, MN 55066


Local: 1-651-388-8700
Toll Free: 1-800-899-5759

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The Sheldon Theatre is not simply a venue for performing arts in Minnesota; it’s also a driver of outreach activities in the neighborhood. As a community theater in Red Wing, MN, we provide artists with space to share their art and help others grow skills through volunteerism and support of our local shows.

There’s so much more to do, on and off stage. Join us now.

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Sheldon Theatre of Performing ArtsThursday, August 15th, 2019 at 8:00am

Throwback Thursday for the history buffs! Here are some images from the Sheldon 1918 re-opening souvenir program. You are the reason we still have this amazing institution in Red Wing. Thank you for your continued support. Become a friend of the Sheldon today.

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Join us for Sail On: Beach Boys Tribute! It is going to be a party.

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