Welcome to the NorShor Theatre Capital Campaign
 

New Life.

A Restoration story

 
MUSIC REVIEW: Outlaw country poet Steve Earle replays classic album June 13, 2018

Outlaw country poet and political pundit Steve Earle received a standing ovation just 10 songs into his sold-out performance at the NorShor Theatre in Duluth on Thursday night. And those 10 songs were the reason many had come to see the show. Earle, the first Grammy Award-winning national touring act to play the refurbished venue, …

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Don Ness variety show takes to the stage set by his father decades ago June 7, 2018

It’s been about 30 years since a humorist with a lot of local connections compared Duluth to a gifted individual with an inferiority complex — and then tried to do something about it. “That’s what Duluth seems like,” Don Ness Sr. told the News Tribune way-back-when. “We hope to improve the city’s self-image a bit …

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REVIEW: ‘Our Town’ a treasure trove of American moments May 30, 2018

The Playhouse last staged Thornton Wilder’s Our Town in 2010. Thursday night (May 24), a new production of the classic American play opened at the NorShor Theatre, and I think American society must have advanced at least a quarter-century in those eight years.     Our Town requires a mostly bare stage and a minimum of props. Curtis Philip’s scenic design is elegantly …

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MUSIC REVIEW: Outlaw country poet Steve Earle replays classic album June 13, 2018

Outlaw country poet and political pundit Steve Earle received a standing ovation just 10 songs into his sold-out performance at the NorShor Theatre in Duluth on Thursday night. And those 10 songs were the reason many had come to see the show. Earle, the first Grammy Award-winning national touring act to play the refurbished venue, …

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Don Ness variety show takes to the stage set by his father decades ago June 7, 2018

It’s been about 30 years since a humorist with a lot of local connections compared Duluth to a gifted individual with an inferiority complex — and then tried to do something about it. “That’s what Duluth seems like,” Don Ness Sr. told the News Tribune way-back-when. “We hope to improve the city’s self-image a bit …

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MUSIC REVIEW: Outlaw country poet Steve Earle replays classic album June 13, 2018
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Outlaw country poet and political pundit Steve Earle received a standing ovation just 10 songs into his sold-out performance at the NorShor Theatre in Duluth on Thursday night. And those 10 songs were the reason many had come to see the show. Earle, the first Grammy Award-winning national touring act to play the refurbished venue, …

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“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!