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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: Temporarily closed.

All performances for the months of June, July and August 2020 have been postponed indefinitely.

The Latest.

Shutdown ‘Devastating’ for Local Theatres May 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted more than just businesses across the Northland. Non-profit organizations have also been hit hard. Audiences can’t fill theatre seats. That means organizations like the Duluth Playhouse haven’t had their primary revenue source for the last two months. “When we had projected $1.2 million in ticket sales, it’s apparent that’s about …

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Get Emails from the NorShor May 21, 2020

A great way to stay in touch from a distance! Share your email with us by clicking the button below, and we’ll share special ticket offers, programming announcements and backstage news right back. This is the easiest way to stay in touch with us as we weather this tumultuous time. You can also follow us …

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Connection is so important and we look forward to seeing you again… May 12, 2020

Dear Friends, We hope you are all safe and healthy. We miss you! There is no such thing as theatre, without you, our beloved audience. We look forward to seeing you as soon as it is safe to do so again. We are very sad to inform you all upcoming productions and events at the …

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Shutdown ‘Devastating’ for Local Theatres May 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted more than just businesses across the Northland. Non-profit organizations have also been hit hard. Audiences can’t fill theatre seats. That means organizations like the Duluth Playhouse haven’t had their primary revenue source for the last two months. “When we had projected $1.2 million in ticket sales, it’s apparent that’s about …

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Get Emails from the NorShor May 21, 2020

A great way to stay in touch from a distance! Share your email with us by clicking the button below, and we’ll share special ticket offers, programming announcements and backstage news right back. This is the easiest way to stay in touch with us as we weather this tumultuous time. You can also follow us …

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Shutdown ‘Devastating’ for Local Theatres May 29, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted more than just businesses across the Northland. Non-profit organizations have also been hit hard. Audiences can’t fill theatre seats. That means organizations like the Duluth Playhouse haven’t had their primary revenue source for the last two months. “When we had projected $1.2 million in ticket sales, it’s apparent that’s about …

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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.