Duluth's Historic Art Deco Theatre
Duluth, MN | 218.733.7555
 
The Duluth Playhouse presents
Smokey Joe's Cafe (9/19-9/29)
 
October 9-13
Catalyst Television Festival
 
Jade Presents
Tommy Emmanuel (10/13)
 
NorShor Concert Series presents
Heroes and Villains of Broadway (10/19)
 
NorShor Classic Film Series presents
Psycho (10/27)
 
Duluth Playhouse Season Memberships
2019-2020 Season at the NorShor
 
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New Life.

A Restoration story

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

Box Office Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm

NEXT UP: Smokey Joe’s Cafe (September 19-29)

The Latest.

Sizzling ‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’ Kicking Off New NorShor Season August 21, 2019

What do the songs “On Broadway,” “Yakety Yak,” and “Love Potion No. 9” all have in common? Beyond being memorable hits from the 1950s and 1960s, these catchy tunes (along with 27 others) will be featured in the 2019-2020 season opener at the NorShor: the sizzling-hot Smokey Joe’s Café. Smokey Joe’s Café: The Songs of …

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Introducing the second season of the NorShor Classic Film Series August 13, 2019

See classic films as they were meant to be seen: on the BIG SCREEN in Duluth’s historic movie palace! Stick around for a drink afterward and chat about the movie with hosts Jody Kujawa, Jason Scorich, and Justin Peck. Presenting the NorShor Classic Film Series in its second season! We’re happy to announce the line-up …

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PLAYHOUSE REVIEW: ‘Grease’ at the NorShor electrifies summer nights July 18, 2019

——- Opening night of the Duluth Playhouse’s musical Grease had lots of women screaming, hooting and whooping, both onstage and in the audience. And that included Amber Burns, the show’s masterful director/choreographer, who was clearly enjoying this joyful celebration of the ’50s as much as everyone else. With Burns’ sure-handed direction and featuring her creative …

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Sizzling ‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’ Kicking Off New NorShor Season August 21, 2019

What do the songs “On Broadway,” “Yakety Yak,” and “Love Potion No. 9” all have in common? Beyond being memorable hits from the 1950s and 1960s, these catchy tunes (along with 27 others) will be featured in the 2019-2020 season opener at the NorShor: the sizzling-hot Smokey Joe’s Café. Smokey Joe’s Café: The Songs of …

Read More
Introducing the second season of the NorShor Classic Film Series August 13, 2019

See classic films as they were meant to be seen: on the BIG SCREEN in Duluth’s historic movie palace! Stick around for a drink afterward and chat about the movie with hosts Jody Kujawa, Jason Scorich, and Justin Peck. Presenting the NorShor Classic Film Series in its second season! We’re happy to announce the line-up …

Read More
Sizzling ‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’ Kicking Off New NorShor Season August 21, 2019
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What do the songs “On Broadway,” “Yakety Yak,” and “Love Potion No. 9” all have in common? Beyond being memorable hits from the 1950s and 1960s, these catchy tunes (along with 27 others) will be featured in the 2019-2020 season opener at the NorShor: the sizzling-hot Smokey Joe’s Café. Smokey Joe’s Café: The Songs of …

Read More
 

A Legacy.

Years in the making


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 now oversees the NorShor Theatre and its culturally rich experiences, engaging the regional arts community and featuring world-class events worthy of this now-restored historic venue.

See the progress made and peek inside by visiting our Photo Gallery.