History Theatre provides groups of all shapes, sizes (12 or more), and ages with a theatre experience that goes beyond just a discounted ticket price. From the moment you start planning your visit until the end of the post-show discussion, you will experience the personalized touch that makes our group experience stand out. We make it easy to bring any organization — Red Hats, church, employees, bank club, tour, neighborhood club — or just a group of your closest friends together for a matinee or evening of great theatre. Group rates are available for groups of 12 or more.
For weekday matinees, groups will be seated together in the best possible seating available at the time when final payment is received.
For evening and weekend performances, groups will be seated together in the best possible seating available when the reservation is made.
History Theatre is a 587-seat, thrust stage theatre. No seat in the theatre is more than 40 feet away from the stage, even in the balcony. For more information, see our seating chart.
For more information about discounts and event opportunities for your group, contact:
Jill Vaughn, Group Sales Manager
651.292.4320 | Email
History Theatre offers a variety of complimentary services to make performances accessible to all patrons.
When ordering tickets for your group, please indicate any special needs that your students may have.
History Theatre is equipped with an FM hearing enhancement system. We offer ASL interpreted and audio-described performances. There is a handicap-accessible entrance to the building and the auditorium has 6 spaces for wheelchairs and companion seating.
Any of our shows are available for buyout for a special event for your organization. In addition, we are able to host receptions in our lobby area.
History Theatre provides detailed play guides with background information about the stories that are brought to life on our stage, along with activities and discussion points to deepen the experience for each of our patrons.
History Theatre is located in downtown St. Paul with many fantastic restaurants nearby.
Click to download a printable list (pdf)
Babani’s Kurdish Restaurant Babani’s is the first Kurdish restaurant to open in the United States.
544 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102
Able to accommodate a group up to 20 people
To make a reservation call 651-602-9964
Keys Café Minnesota's most awarded family restaurant since 1973
500 N. Robert St. | St. Paul, MN 55101
Able to accommodate a group up to 30 in back room (could spread out into restaurant for more space)
To make a reservation call 651.222.4083
Sawatdee Voted “Best Thai 2011″ by MPLS St Paul Magazine Readers’ Poll
486 Robert Street, St. Paul, MN 55101
Able to accommodate a group 12-100 people
To make a reservation call 651-528-7106
Cork’s Irish Pub Cork's menu is a mixture of traditional Irish pub food and Minnesota favorites
175 10th Street East Saint Paul, MN 55101
Able to accommodate a group up to 20 in restaurant space
There is also meeting space available to rent and have a catered meal
To make a reservation call 651-379-5061
St. Paul Grill Located at the historic Saint Paul Hotel in downtown Saint Paul overlooking Rice Park
350 Market St, St Paul, MN 55102
Able to accommodate a group of 12-45
To make reservation call 651-224-7455
M St. Grill Whether you're joining us for a leisurely breakfast or a buttoned-up business lunch, M St. Cafe is the perfect sophisticated-yet-casual destination.
350 Market St, St Paul, MN 55102
Able to accommodate a group 12-150
To make a reservation call 651-228-3855
Forepaugh's Restaurant You and your guests will enjoy New American Cuisine, served in our historic 19th-century setting.
276 S Exchange St, St Paul MN 55102
Able to accommodate a group 12-200
To make reservation call 651-224-5606
Joseph’s Grill Family owned and operated restaurant that specializes in affordable and casual dining
140 Wabasha St S, St Paul, MN 55107
Able to accommodate up to 85 people
To make a reservation call 651-222-2435
Fabulous Fern’s located in the heart of the Historic Cathedral Hill Neighborhood
400 Selby Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55102
Able to accommodate an up to a group of 40
To make a reservation call 651-225-9414
Champps Americana More than just a sports bar and grill; a bold menu and open kitchen
2401 W 7th St, St Paul, MN 55116
Able to accommodate up to 60 people
To make a reservation call 651-698-5050
Buca di Beppo Fresh, authentic Italian food served family style
2728 Gannon Rd, St Paul, MN 55116
Able to accommodate any group size 12-500
To make a reservation contact 651-772-4388
History Theatre has a loading and unloading procedures to make your arrival and departure by bus easy.
Groups arriving by bus will load and unload on Wabasha Street between 10th and Exchange Streets.
Click for to download a printable document containing Directions, a Map, and Parking Information for buses (pdf).
NOTE: Construction of the light rail through downtown St. Paul is underway. As you know, when it comes to major construction projects, things can change from day to day. These are the most up to date directions and will steer you around a majority of the construction happening on Cedar Street.
The History Theatre is located on the corner of 10th & Cedar Streets in downtown St. Paul.
30 East 10th Street, St. Paul, MN 55101
PLEASE NOTE: History Theatre is not located at Minnesota History Center
From west metro via I-94:
From east metro via I-94:
From north metro via I-35E:
From south via I-35E:
PLEASE DO NOT UNLOAD YOUR BUS UNTIL A HISTORY THEATRE STAFF MEMBER MEETS YOU
Buses must unload on Wabasha in between Exchange and 10th Streets.
This is only a drop off zone, do not block the public bus stop at anytime.
NOTE: The Wheelchair-accessible entrance for the building is located on Cedar Street between 10th and Exchange Streets.
Please let History Theatre staff know in advance if there are members of your group in wheelchairs or in need of special assistance. History Theatre will be ready to greet your group and assist those patrons into the theater.
Buses may park at the following places
On the street: free parking after 4:30 p.m. and all day Sunday.
NOTE: street parking is extremely limited because of Light Rail construction and related detours. If you want to park on the street PLEASE GIVE YOURSELF EXTRA TIME.
In a ramp: 7A Ramp (Exchange Street - connected to History Theatre by skyway) and World Trade Center (7th and Cedar).
More parking information available at Saint Paul Smart Trips.
NOTE: The lot across 10th Street from History Theatre belongs to the St. Paul Public Health Services. It is not a public lot. Park there at your own risk.