COVID-19 Updates

Submitted by liz on Wed, 02/23/2022 - 00:00


Performance is, at heart, a community activity; unfortunately, it is our performance community that must adjust in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. We take the health and safety of our community very seriously, and will use this page to keep our artists and audiences updated on events at the Crane. We are keeping abreast of the global pandemic, and following all recomendations from the Minnesota Department of Health, which can be found here.

Currently, the State of Minnesota has no restrictions on gatherings. Masks are required indoors for all patrons regardless of vaccination status, per the City of Minneapolis emergency mandate.

The Crane is leaving specific policy enforcement up to each presenting organization (within state and city guidelines), but we fully support and encourage vaccine and mask requirements. If you are attending an event at the Crane, please check our calendar or event pages for individual productions' requirements.

Not vaccinated? Find out where to go here: MN Vaccine Connector


We will continue to update this page as the situation unfolds.



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

07/19/2024 to 08/03/2024

The greatest love story ever told. 

Romeo & Juliet, a tale of two feuding families and the children who find connection across a border of hatred, is Shakespeare at his most ecstatic, passionate, and heartbreaking. Don’t miss Shakespeare’s classic (and classically misunderstood) tale...

07/26/2024 to 08/04/2024

Shakespeare's most joyous and life-affirming comedy.

Celebrate the summer with this heart-warming and hilarious story of four young people encountering life for the first time, and running off into the woods to make their first discovery of love and magic. You'll also meet ragtag group of...