Know Before You Go
Welcome to the crown jewel of Minneapolis' Dinkytown District! We're so excited to have you join us at Varsity Theater! Built in 1915 as one of city's last vaudeville houses, we've transformed to bring live music and entertainment to our community. Click our tabs below for everything you need to know before attending a show with us!
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Coming to a show? Here's a few things to know before you go!
Doors generally open one hour before the show's scheduled start time.
The following bag policy is in place: Bags up to 12” x 6” x 12” are allowed in the venue. All bags will be searched prior to entry. Bags that are not clear will be subject to additional search.
All our events will be Mobile Entry. That means your mobile device will be used to gain access to the event. Tickets will not be emailed or available for print.
For more information on mobile entry, click here.
Phone troubles? Visit the box office on event day for assistance. Be prepared to show your ID.
Our bars are cashless. We accept all major credit cards, Apple and Google Pay. Ask about our cash to card conversions.
Coat check is available on a first come first serve basis. Cost is $5 per item.
Address: 1308 SE 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Street parking is available around the building. A parking ramp is connected to Target just down the street.
Varsity Theater is a non-smoking venue. Smoking of cigarettes and/or electronic cigarettes is prohibited inside. During events, there is a smoking section set up outside of the venue in order to accommodate smoking patrons. Please note the smoking section is not accessible at the beginning of shows, as that space may still be occupied by fans in line for entry.
Most shows are all ages events, unless otherwise specified on our calendar. The venue has two levels, both with bars. You MUST be 21 with valid ID in order to enter either of these areas. You must show your valid ID to receive a wristband once inside the venue in order to access these spaces. No fake ID's, please! They will be confiscated and you will not be provided access to our bar areas.
Will Call is located at the box office, directly inside the venue. Customers need to bring the credit card utilized to make their ticket purchase as well as their confirmation number in order to pick up tickets. Tickets should be picked up directly by the purchaser.
There is no food offered at the venue.What items are prohibited at the venue?
-Outside food or drink
-Guns, knives weapons, pepper spray, projectiles
-Weapon replicas of any kind
-Any item that could be used to inflict harm
-Drugs, drugs paraphernalia, or illegal substances of any kind
-Vapes, cigarettes, and anything used to smoke inside the premises
-Video cameras, Go-Pros, selfie sticks, drones, laser pointers
-Professional audio, video, or audio recording equipment
-Cameras with detachable lenses, tripods, zooms, or commercial use rigs
-Unsealed liquids or gels of any kind
-Jewelry or clothing that could inflict harm
-Backpacks, camelbacks, bota bags or bags outside of bag policy
-Toys of any kind including fidget toys, stuffed animals or flow toys
-Markers or sharpies
-Gifts for the artist unless otherwise specified by the tour prior to entry
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