Welcome to the NorShor Theatre Capital Campaign
 

New Life.

A Restoration story

The Take-A-Seat Campaign is now underway!

You are eagerly invited to be a part of our Take-A-Seat Campaign, which offers an affordable, meaningful way to play a visible role in the restoration of this historic, dynamic theatre.

Contribute as an individual, couple, group or family. Honor the memory of a loved one, promote your business, or mark a special occasion. The options are endless!

If you’re ready to say ‘YES!’, click here to take your seat at the NorShor Theatre!

Learn how you can get involved >>  

 
Final Details Come Together for NorShor’s Re-Opening January 8, 2018

With less than a month until opening night, paintbrushes and canisters full of yellow paint were strewn on paint-speckled paper taped to the floor in the NorShor Theatre’s offices Sunday. The final touches of the renovated downtown Duluth theater, which first opened as the Orpheum Theater in 1910, are starting to come together. The electricity …

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Latest Happenings at the NorShor December 20, 2017

If you haven’t recently, you’ll want to take a drive down Superior Street past the NorShor Theatre, and soon! Just over a month out from the premiere performance on its restored stage, the marquee is also seeing its new life come to light (no pun intended) as the light-up “NorShor” letters are placed in their …

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Give the Gift of Theatre Magic This Holiday Season! December 11, 2017

Gift certificates to the Duluth Playhouse are the perfect gift for every occasion and for absolutely everyone. There’s nothing better than an evening of theatre at the Playhouse, and it’s especially exciting with the ever-nearing opening night of the NorShor Theatre! Gift certificates can be purchased online or by calling the Playhouse box office at …

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Final Details Come Together for NorShor’s Re-Opening January 8, 2018

With less than a month until opening night, paintbrushes and canisters full of yellow paint were strewn on paint-speckled paper taped to the floor in the NorShor Theatre’s offices Sunday. The final touches of the renovated downtown Duluth theater, which first opened as the Orpheum Theater in 1910, are starting to come together. The electricity …

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Latest Happenings at the NorShor December 20, 2017

If you haven’t recently, you’ll want to take a drive down Superior Street past the NorShor Theatre, and soon! Just over a month out from the premiere performance on its restored stage, the marquee is also seeing its new life come to light (no pun intended) as the light-up “NorShor” letters are placed in their …

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Final Details Come Together for NorShor’s Re-Opening January 8, 2018
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With less than a month until opening night, paintbrushes and canisters full of yellow paint were strewn on paint-speckled paper taped to the floor in the NorShor Theatre’s offices Sunday. The final touches of the renovated downtown Duluth theater, which first opened as the Orpheum Theater in 1910, are starting to come together. The electricity …

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Claim Your Place In History
 

“Restoring the NorShor is the project of our lifetime. It is our chance to save a beloved community icon, bring new vitality to our city, provide space for our world-class performances, create new jobs, and support our local arts community.

The new NorShor will be the cornerstone of the Historic Arts and Theater District (HART) and play a central role in fulfilling Duluth’s vibrant future.” – Sandy Hoff, NorShor Theatre Capital Campaign Chair

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A Legacy.

Years in the making

The NorShor Theatre is preparing for its new starring role. From the balcony to the box office, the landmark 1910 theater is undergoing a total restoration. After weathering its share of milestones and misfortune, a new life and new legacy are unfolding for this legendary landmark. At center stage in downtown Duluth’s Historic Arts and Theater (HART) District, the restored NorShor Theatre will bring new economic development, new productions, and new possibilities to the region.

The beloved NorShor Theatre is regaining its rightful place as the Northland’s beacon of arts, entertainment, and world-class performances.

A project this important comes along once in a lifetime.

In 2010, the City of Duluth made a bold decision to purchase the NorShor Theatre and surrounding real estate with the intent of returning it to life as a vibrant cultural center and source of economic development. Developer Sherman Associates and The Duluth Playhouse joined forces to transform and manage the facility. Once complete, The Duluth Playhouse will oversee the NorShor Theatre and its culturally rich experiences, engaging the regional arts community and featuring world-class events worthy of this soon-to-be-restored historic venue.

See the progress being made in our Project Galleries!