We’re so happy to be welcoming the incredible NorShor Theatre back to Duluth. The final touches are being put on the space now, and it officially opens for business to the public on February 1, 2018. The reopening of the NorShor Theatre is an exciting development for Duluth’s Arts and Theater District, which includes other popular businesses like the Fitger’s complex, Tycoons, Zeitgeist Arts, the Temple Opera building, Carmody Irish Pub, and much more. The fully restored NorShor Theatre will be a great addition to the historic downtown core of Duluth, and will be a wonderful addition to our already-long list of attractions–especially this winter! When you’re ready to warm up after a day of playing outside in Duluth, how about catching a show at this historic venue? Come share the reopening of the NorShor Theatre with us this winter. Book a room at our Minnesota Bed and Breakfast today.
Grand Re-Opening of the NorShor Theatre
The NorShor Theatre is housed inside a historic landmark. Originally, at the site of today’s theatre was the Duluth Grand Opera House, built in 1883. Unfortunately, fire and tragedy marred the Opera House’s legacy. The opera house was ultimately moved, where it went through an interesting history as a joint Masonic Temple and Opera House, later to be combined with an ice skating rink. After another devastating fire and a long span of vacancy, Duluth Businessman Guilford Hartley purchased the Temple Opera Block. In 1910, Hartley opened The Orpheum, which remained Duluth’s premiere vaudeville stage until 1925. The Orpheum closed in 1925, to be reborn once again as the NorShor Theatre, a modern Art Deco movie house, in 1940. Today, the NorShor Theatre is managed by the Duluth Playhouse.
The Grand Opening Gala for the NorShor Theatre will take place on February 1, 2018, with a special premier of the NorShor’s first show, Mamma Mia. Tickets are still available for this fabulous celebration of the arts. The show will run for just over 2 weeks, until Feb. 18, 2018. After that, shows on the NorShore stage will include Lend Me a Tenor, Our Town, and The Music Man.
Paired with dinner and drinks beforehand, enjoying a show at the NorShor Theatre is the perfect way to spend a winter weekend in the ruggedly charming city of Duluth! Our favorite places to recommend for dinner include Va Bene Berarducci’s Caffe, New Scenic Cafe, and Black Woods Grill & Bar. Be sure to get your tickets to these incredible events early, then make your reservations at our luxury Duluth Bed and Breakfast. We can’t wait to share this piece of Duluth’s history with you.