THIS TIME, IT’S MORE THAN A THEATER

The Crane Theater is a home for new collaboratively created theater in the Twin Cities. A place where the artists in our community go to build work for our community and beyond. A place where theater lovers can go to see the best work created here, by local artists, for them. A place of learning, helping, sharing.

Located in NE Minneapolis, The Crane is situated at 2303 Kennedy St. NE, just a block off Stinson between Hennepin and Broadway Avenues.

With nearly 30’ ceilings, this 7000 square foot space contains exactly what we need to create theater- wide open space. It features a gorgeous brick exterior, and striking industrial interior that fits the theme of new work well- this is a place where things are made.

Built in 1922, the Kennedy building was originally a Westinghouse factory. Here they manufactured lamps, small appliances, and passenger elevators. Our section was a 1953 addition, and features a 5 ton gantry crane that is the fixture of our new lobby.

We have a good relationship with our new landlords, who want to build a long-term relationship with a quality anchor tenant. Our 10-year lease in this building includes options for renewal and right of first refusal to all first floor space. The space has a new roof, and the landlord will be installing new HVAC units to meet our specifications.

The Crane is much more than a theater.  Its a home for new theater, and the peope who make it and enjoy it.

Production Previews

06/07/2018 to 07/01/2018

SHOOT THE GLASS THEATER is proud to present 

INTO THE WOODS 

by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine.  The show will open Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at the Crane Theater in Minneapolis and will run through July 1st, 2018.

INTO THE WOODS will be directed by Ryan Nielson with music...

07/27/2018 to 07/29/2018

A mad inventor tries to apply logic to the absurd and abstract. Distant memories, ideas and images smash together, surreal scenes and characters push, prod and taunt. We ask: what is irony? Where is sincerity? Who can I believe?  Our inventor finds himself in a world where the rules have changed...