The Varsity Theater located at 1308 4th Street SE in Minneapolis, Minnesota opened in 1915 as a Vaudeville Theatre. The popularity of movies and the subsequent decline in popularity of Vaudeville type shows caused the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis to make drastic changes. The Theatre was redesigned by local designer Liebenberg & Kaplan into a movie theatre in 1928. The Varsity Theater became the University of Minnesota's most convenient movie house from that point until the 1980's. The introduction of large cinemas led to the demise of the Minneapolis Varsity Theater. The art Deco Theatre's marquee went dark in the 1990's after a failed attempt to turn the classic Varsity Theater into a nightclub. But former patrons and supporters of the Varsity Theater could not let it go, so with another set of rennovations, The Varisty Theatre was reconfigured into a open space venue for concerts, performance arts, and stand-up acts. The Varsity Theater's new lease on life gave it the boost it needed to stay open.
There have been many great shows recently at the hip Varsity Theatre in Minneapolis. Below is a list of some current acts that have performed on the Varsity Theater Schedule:
Ike Reilly Assassination, Brazilian Girls, Feist, American Analog Set, Robert Skoro, Jeff Hanson, Trampled by Turtles, Cloud Cult, Shout Out Louds, Halloween Alaska, Doomtree, Tapes n' Tapes, Dropping Daylight, Quietdrive, KT Tunstall, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Moving Units, Matt Pond PA, Dios Malos, The Fray, Railroad Earth, Mates of State, Maria Taylor, Eisley, SIA, State Radio, The Stills, South, Taylor Hawkins, Goo Goo Dolls, The Concretes, Twilight Singers, Matt Costa, Animal Liberation Orchestra, Imogen Heap, Flyleaf, International Noise Conspiracy, The Fall, Brandi Carlile, Boy Least Likely To, Devotchka, The Rakes, Pete Yorn, Camera Obscura, Los Amigos Invisibles, Jolie Holland, The Futureheads, Diplo, Jeremy Enigk, A Silver Mt. Zion, Sandi Thom, Joe Firstman, MAE, Marty Casey, Corrine Bailey Rae, Cat Power, M. Ward, Shellac, Starsailor, Josh Ritter, HEM, Kaki King, The Cat Empire, Regina Spektor, Paul Thorn, Raekwon the Chef, Stephen Kellogg, Anathallo, Mat Kearney, Lady Sovereign, Copeland, James Hunter, My American Heart, Barenaked Ladies, Big Daddy Kane, Haley Bonar, Sonya Kitchell, Kill Hannah, The Pink Spiders, GZA, Stuart Davis, Alice Peacock, Mark Mallman, Emily Haines, Ron Sexsmith, Honeydogs, MIKA, Girl Talk, Redman, Finger Eleven, Storyhill, Glen Phillips, Alexi Murdoch, Under the Influence of Giants, Apples in Stereo, Razorlight, Cold War Kids, Ditty Bops, Amiina, Birdmonster, Piebald, MC Chris, Ken Andrews, Rocky Votolato, Owen, Hot Rod Circuit, Limbeck, JJ Grey & Mofro, Joseph Arthur, Duncan Sheik, Amy Winehouse, Tyrone Wells, Johnette Napolitano, Rooney, Fair to Midland, The Bravery, The Click Five, DJ Zinc, Ozma, Rasputina, Klaxons, Maximo Park, Cary Brothers, Ghostface Killah, The Fratellis, Manchester Orchestra and Motion City Soundtrack.
This is an extremely impressive list of HOT acts that have played on the Varsity Theatre stage in Minneapolis. Many of these shows sold out shortly after they went on sale. If you see a show that you are interested in checking out, don't wait to buy your tickets because Varsity Theater Tickets tend to be a very hot commodity and almost impossible to find once the sell out through the Varsity Theater Box office.
Varisty Theater Tickets sell out quickly and are next to impossible to get the day of the show. If intimate concerts and small venue shows are what you are looking for, the Varsity Theatre Schedule should be daily reading. Buy your Varsity Theatre Tickets here!