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Duluth's Historic Art Deco Theatre
Duluth, MN | 218.733.7555
 
The Playhouse Family Theatre presents
Disney Takes Broadway By Storm
 
The Duluth Playhouse presents
Age of Aquarius: The Music of HAIR
 
The Playhouse Family Theatre presents
Broadway Today
 
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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.  No walk-ins please. We thank you and appreciate your patience in advance!

The Latest.

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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Help Us “Fill the Theatre” This Holiday Season December 1, 2020

It has truly been a year unlike any other. We know that nothing will ever replace coming to the NorShor Theatre to experience the amazing live performances for which the Playhouse is known. We cannot wait to bring our Playhouse family back together in-person. But now is not a safe time. This doesn’t mean we …

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REVIEW: ‘Tales from the Ghost Light’ a virtual mixed bag of horror October 30, 2020

A completely blackened theater, late at night, can be one of the scariest of places to be alone. Having been in many myself, I can attest to their eeriness and the powers of the imagination to create all sorts of ghostly visions and unearthly sounds. A ghost light is a single-bulbed light pole left on …

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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 …

Read More
Help Us “Fill the Theatre” This Holiday Season December 1, 2020

It has truly been a year unlike any other. We know that nothing will ever replace coming to the NorShor Theatre to experience the amazing live performances for which the Playhouse is known. We cannot wait to bring our Playhouse family back together in-person. But now is not a safe time. This doesn’t mean we …

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

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.