The Varsity Theater is located near the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in the Dinkytown neighborhood. Built in 1915, it was originally called the University Theater. The new name came with a 1939 renovation. It was originally used as a vaudeville theater but has since been turned into a hot spot for musical performances. Its new life as a remodeled concert hall was official in 2005. A number of national and regional tours have made it to the Varsity Theater, including Aly and AJ, Andy Black and Xavier Wulf. Whether you want to enjoy music at this iconic venue by yourself, on a romantic date or with your family, book your tickets to Varsity Theater events at StubHub.
What is the Varsity Theatre's seating capacity?
This theater fits up to 300 fans for standing-room-only general admission. The venue has two tiered levels from which to watch the show that are typically first come, first served. Some limited Varsity seating is available on the upper level for premium ticket holders and those with disabilities.
Is there on-site parking at Varsity Theatre events?
There is not on-site parking at this venue; however, there is parking allowed on the street. Should you need to park your car, be sure to park at Dinkytown or The Venue. The Venue has parking on 5th St and 13th Ave as well as the 4th St Ramp on 4th and 17th Ave.
Will there be refreshments provided?
The refreshment options are limited since it is a new venue for concerts, but there are some light, prepackaged snacks provided in the lobby. The venue is planning an additional expansion to allow more food options for upcoming shows. Despite this, outside food and drink are not allowed at any time.
Are there other entertainment options nearby?
Minneapolis is No. 48 on the largest city in the United States, so it is no surprise that there are many entertainment options in the area. The Minnesota Dance Theatre, the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Institute of Art are a few places that are wonderful to visit during the day before you enjoy an evening concert at the Varsity Theater.
Will I be required to call a babysitter or are young children welcome?
Whether or not you can bring your child will depend on the show you are attending. While the majority of events will be music based, there may be some that are inappropriate for children under 18. Be sure to look at the policy and show information, first. Age limits will be clearly written on your ticket if they exist.Back to Top
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