We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 30 10th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101-2205
Phone Number:
+1 651-292-4323
10:00 - 17:00
Open now
See all hours
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 28 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 20
  • 7
    Very good
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
Seeing a play

Here to see the Highwaymen. Make sure that you allow enough time to find parking. There is a light rail station right outside so that would be a good option.

Reviewed 10 February 2017
Don H
Watertown, South Dakota
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 28: English reviews
Watertown, South Dakota
Level Contributor
73 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Here to see the Highwaymen. Make sure that you allow enough time to find parking. There is a light rail station right outside so that would be a good option.

Thank Don H
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level Contributor
93 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

I saw Orphan Train yesterday on the last day. Wonderful musical. Actors have great voices and acting abilities. Story extremely compelling. The only downside was the smoke. They could have left that out, It was a little distracting. The building is lovely and the seats comfortable, the ushers polite and professional. The prices are a little high, but well worth... More 

Thank Jean J
Follansbee, West Virginia
Level Contributor
25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Went to see the ORPHAN TRAIN story by Patty Lynch, the story about the Orphan Trains that were filled with immigrant children, slaves,Native people taken mainly from the New York city between 1855 and 1920. Very moving and thought provoking well worth seeing.

Thank William D
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We have been to shows at the History Theater several times and have been impressed each time. Most recently was Teen Idol: the Bobby Vee story. This was s really fun show for all ages and the music & singing we're very good.

Thank Patricia M
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This theatre provides a comfortable and intimate setting. The History Theatre chooses its plays to be entertaining, but also to provide a special insight into some aspect of this region's history, culture, etc. I have been to a number of Broadway and London plays, but one of its productions, Orphan Train, was one of the most moving theatrical experiences of... More 

Thank cathiewil
Lanesboro, MN
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Though the cast and production will I'm sure live up to expectations, my experience this time has been frustrating at best. I ordered 5 tickets online including 2 students. There was no option to select "student" on the web site, so I assumed they were not available for that performance. When I saw the next day that they were available,... More 

Thank Lynne M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Went to Glensheen performance with friends. It was a musical type performance. Actors were outstanding. Interesting seating arrangement, felt like you were there among them. Very enjoyable.

Thank MNgopher1
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

There are very few seats in this theatre that don't have an excellent view of the stage. It is a smaller and more intimare venue which we like. My husband and I have enjoyed every production that we have seen there. The staff is very helpful. I feel I should point out that if you have any handicap there isn't... More 

Thank Camille C
Level Contributor
109 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We just saw the musical, Glensheen, based on the murders that took place at the Glensheen mansion in Duluth in 1977. The play is historically accurate, interesting, and dare I say, funny. I remember many of the events but also learned so much more. The cast is excellent with a killer performance by Wendy Lehr who plays the lawyer, Beshmesher,... More 

Thank HMarieH
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
694 reviews
352 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful theater a part of McNally Smith. Such great acoustics and the setting is intimate; perfect for the smaller productions.

Thank Rachel C

Travellers who viewed History Theatre also viewed


Been to History Theatre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from History Theatre staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?