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Duluth's Historic Art Deco Theatre
Duluth, MN | 218.733.7555
 
DEC 2 - 18, 2022
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MAR 17 - APR 2, 2023
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FEB 3 - 12, 2023
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MAY 26 - MAY 4, 2023
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JULY 14 - 30, 2023
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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.

Yes, the Box Office is open! We are checking messages regularly, and can currently be reached from 10am-2pm, Monday-Friday. For fastest services, email boxoffice@duluthplayhouse.org. You can also call 218.733.7555.  We thank you and appreciate your patience in advance!

The Latest.

Lewis Black • OFF THE RAILS • Feb 20, 2023 October 17, 2022

NorShor Theatre is proud to announce: Lewis Black, OFF THE RAILS  Known as the King of Rant, Lewis Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and finger pointing to expose the absurdities of life. His comedic brilliance makes people laugh at life’s hypocrisies and the insanity he sees in the world. A GRAMMY Award-winning …

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REVIEW: Even in a concert version, the music of ‘Hair’ has powerful moments June 5, 2021

  It is certainly ironic that at opening night of Age of Aquarius: The Music of Hair, I saw more bare bottoms — of faces — than I have seen in person since the pandemic shut down the world. The Duluth Playhouse’s second mini-season offering at the NorShor Theatre saw more audience members wearing tie-dyed …

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What do you want to see on stage in the 2021/2022 Playhouse season? March 14, 2021

  The Duluth Playhouse wants to hear directly from you! A sampling of the plays and musicals currently under consideration for the Playhouse’s 2021/2022 season at the NorShor and Underground theatres will be shared inside this survey, and they want to know your excitement level for each as well as an opportunity for you to …

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Lewis Black • OFF THE RAILS • Feb 20, 2023 October 17, 2022

NorShor Theatre is proud to announce: Lewis Black, OFF THE RAILS  Known as the King of Rant, Lewis Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and finger pointing to expose the absurdities of life. His comedic brilliance makes people laugh at life’s hypocrisies and the insanity he sees in the world. A GRAMMY Award-winning …

Read More
REVIEW: Even in a concert version, the music of ‘Hair’ has powerful moments June 5, 2021

  It is certainly ironic that at opening night of Age of Aquarius: The Music of Hair, I saw more bare bottoms — of faces — than I have seen in person since the pandemic shut down the world. The Duluth Playhouse’s second mini-season offering at the NorShor Theatre saw more audience members wearing tie-dyed …

Read More
Lewis Black • OFF THE RAILS • Feb 20, 2023 October 17, 2022
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NorShor Theatre is proud to announce: Lewis Black, OFF THE RAILS  Known as the King of Rant, Lewis Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and finger pointing to expose the absurdities of life. His comedic brilliance makes people laugh at life’s hypocrisies and the insanity he sees in the world. A GRAMMY Award-winning …

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.