Welcome to the NorShor Theatre Capital Campaign
 

New Life.

A Restoration story

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.

Learn how you can get involved >>  

 

 
Latest progress inside the NorShor Theatre September 27, 2017

What’s new at the NorShor Theatre since our last construction update? ——- 1.) Tiles have been laid in the main level restrooms   2.) The installation has begun on the automatic rigging system.   3.) Work on raking and risers continues in the auditorium.   4.) A clearer view of the orchestra pit beneath the stage.   …

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Be a part of the New Life. New Legacy. season September 6, 2017

  Become a part of the Playhouse family and the NorShor Theatre’s new life and new legacy by becoming a FULL SEASON or FLEX PASS SUBSCRIBER in 2017-2018! It’s easy to pick a series that works best for you as a FULL SEASON or FLEX PASS SUBSCRIBER. A Full Season Pass is tickets to all 6 shows, and a …

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Duluth prepares to expand skywalk! August 23, 2017

A key new link now under consideration could unify and expand Duluth’s skywalk system.   A resolution headed to the Duluth Economic Development Authority Wednesday would authorize the conceptual design of a new segment of skywalk stretching eastward from the Technology Village building, through the 100 block of East Superior Street — including Fond Du-Luth Casino …

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Latest progress inside the NorShor Theatre September 27, 2017

What’s new at the NorShor Theatre since our last construction update? ——- 1.) Tiles have been laid in the main level restrooms   2.) The installation has begun on the automatic rigging system.   3.) Work on raking and risers continues in the auditorium.   4.) A clearer view of the orchestra pit beneath the stage.   …

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Be a part of the New Life. New Legacy. season September 6, 2017

  Become a part of the Playhouse family and the NorShor Theatre’s new life and new legacy by becoming a FULL SEASON or FLEX PASS SUBSCRIBER in 2017-2018! It’s easy to pick a series that works best for you as a FULL SEASON or FLEX PASS SUBSCRIBER. A Full Season Pass is tickets to all 6 shows, and a …

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Latest progress inside the NorShor Theatre September 27, 2017
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What’s new at the NorShor Theatre since our last construction update? ——- 1.) Tiles have been laid in the main level restrooms   2.) The installation has begun on the automatic rigging system.   3.) Work on raking and risers continues in the auditorium.   4.) A clearer view of the orchestra pit beneath the stage.   …

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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

See more construction photos in our Project Galleries!

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For generations, the NorShor Theatre has been the heart of Duluth. The historic theatre’s early days drew wealthy patrons, community leaders, and cultural enthusiasts to witness world-class performances. The years unfolded and the landmark theatre changed with the times. A facelift in the 40s brought a new look, a new name, and new purpose. The 80s and 90s meant more youth, music, and movies. And with the new millennium, the NorShor Theatre weathered a mix of milestones and mishaps.

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.