Originally built in 1922 as a venue for silent movies and live entertainment, nearly 100 years later The Mounds Theatre brings the same spirit to the Dayton’s Bluff area.

St. Paul’s beautiful historic theatre offers a variety of fine entertainment. Whether you want to catch a fantastic play, enjoy a musical performance, dance or even rent the space for your own private event—our welcoming neighborhood spot is a place to call your own.


Ghosts Behind the Glass 
Join Journey North Opera Company April 8 & 9, 2022 at 7:30pm for Ghosts Behind the Glass at the Historic Mounds Theatre!
An evening of strange dreams, blood-curdling laughter, and strange things that happen at night.

Featuring three music vignettes:
Nattsanger (Nightsongs) Song Cycle by Twin Cities composer Abbie Betinis
Featuring: Soprano Tracey Engleman, Clarinetist Jennifer Gerth, Pianist Jared Miller, and Aerialist Jolie Meshbesher
Sneak-peek scenes from our upcoming November 2022 Minnesota premiere of Missy Mazzoli’s Proving Up:
Featuring: Tenor David Walton, soprano Amy Wolf, baritone Joel Mathias, violist Niloofar Sohi, violinist Romulo Sprung, and pianist Jared Miller
Daughters of the Bloody Duke, a 20-minute 1-act opera by Twin Cities composer Jake Runestad
Featuring: Soprano Annie Tillotson, tenor David Walton, mezzo-soprano Sahar Hassan, soprano Colleen Meier, and pianist Jared Miller

Much Ado About Nothing

Directed by Duck Washington
After being delayed for two years Fearless Comedy Productions’ take on William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing is finally making it to the Historic Mounds Theatre! Much Ado is one of Shakespere’s most beloved comedies and forces two of his snarkiest characters, Beatrice and Benedick, to go head to head. Come see as they both navigate all of the trappings of wit and love!
Suzanne Victoria Cross, Philip D. Henry, William Edson, Nicole Laurenne, Tyler Stamm, Lana Rosario, Molly Glover, Audrey Parry, Caleb Cabiness, Eliana Meyerowitz, Kelvin Hatle, Gillian Constable, Jason Kruger, Michael Bloom, Eric Thompson, Phil Schramm, Mackenzie Diggins, Bryce Kalal
Music and Choreography by Angela Fox
Set by Tim Wick
Lights by Steffen Moeller
Costumes by CJ Mantel
Stage Management by Megan Slawson and Tess Kean
Fight and Intimacy choreography by H. Ashley
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door  -pay what you can performance Monday, May 2nd.

Nudie Nubies Nationwide Weekender
Nudie Nubies is thrilled to host the inaugural Nudie Nubies Nationwide Weekender.
This two day competition will bring together some of North America’s finest up and coming performers and give them the opportunity to show off their best stuff for panels of judges and future fans. We’ve brought in some of the biggest names in burlesque to perform and judge our competition, including headliner Jo “Boobs” Weldon!

Join us at The Historic Mounds Theatre in Saint Paul for both nights of our tassel twirling tournament! With cocktails crafted with spirits from Du Nord Distillery and talent from across the nation, this competition is NOT one to miss.
The Mounds Theatre requires proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination including boosters per CDC guidelines. Proof of vaccination may include a physical card or a photo of a complete vaccination card that matches the patron ID.
Attendees must wear masks inside the venue while not eating or drinking. Masks must be: an N95, a KN95, or a disposable medical mask under a cloth mask.