Coming Soon – A Minnesota Treasure Renewed

The Sheldon is getting ready for the 18/19 GRAND REOPENING SEASON! We can’t wait to share the renewed, refreshed, reinvigorated Sheldon with you soon! Tickets are on sale for all future events now. From May 26 – September 28, 2018; our building is temporarily closed to the public to complete a once-in-a-generation, 30 years in the making renovation project.

Renovation Update – the Latest News

Since 2012, we’ve been working behind-the-scenes to take good care of the beloved Sheldon. The already completed components of this multi-phase project include: removal and replacement of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system (2012); installation of new, state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems (2015); refurbishment of exterior masonry architectural features and tuck-pointing of the brick exterior (2016); and restoration of the building’s historic windows (2017). A new roof and structural support repairs is underway this may (2018).

During the current building closure summer of 2018, we’re on track to complete the following:

  • Installation of ADA accessible restroom facilities
  • Interior architectural plaster repair and painting
  • Historic lobby tile floor repair and structural repairs to avoid future cracking
  • New carpet throughout public spaces
  • Creation of third floor studio space
  • Renovation of basement level under stage area to accommodate technical work space and contemporary artist preparation and hospitality spaces
  • Electrical upgrades including new security and fire alarm systems

These renovations are designed to preserve all of the grandeur, historic charm, and the uniquely warm embrace of our ‘jewel-box’, while adding contemporary features that set this venerable stage for the next 30 years.

Watch our blog for regular construction updates.

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

– Ellen Stanley, MN Music Coalition

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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

Temporary in-person box office location during construction
(May 26 – Sept, 2018):

419 Bush Street
Red Wing, MN 55066
(in Red Wing Community Development Bldg.)


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

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