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

04/07/2018 to 04/22/2018

The Skriker is an ailing, malevolent shape-shifting fairy and death portent from the underworld. In its search for love and revenge, it pursues two young women in London --- Josie, who has murdered her young child, and Lily, who is pregnant --- changing its shape at every new encounter. A wild...

04/20/2018 to 04/29/2018

MARKET GARDEN THEATRE IS PROUD TO PRESENT:

My Barking Dog by Eric Coble - A Minnesota Premiere

Melinda and Toby, two recluses of an apartment in some urban American sprawl, meet a coyote who mysteriously visits their fire escape one night. This wild encounter leads them on a poetic...