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The Underground is general admission. There is no visual obstruction, this is a 150-seat theatre that can be reconfigured

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Take It With You:

Season 3, Episode 6

SEPTEMBER 20 @ 7:30pm (Doors open at 7pm)

Don't know about Take It With You? Set in a watering hole on the shores of Lake Superior this live radio play and podcast follows Blake Thomas and a colorful group of his multi-talented pals, patrons & employees as they stumble through each new 60-minute adventure, filled with original music, laughs, sound effects, conversation & beer swilling!

Advice from local leaders, authors, experts, and business owners, plus performances from regional guest artists, round out every show captured in front of a live audience at The Underground Theatre in Duluth, Minnesota.

TICKETS: $15 per person





Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde November 10-19

Green Day's American Idiot February 2-18

Gilbert & Sullivan's Ruddigore March 2-11

Clown Bar March 30-April 8

The Importance of Being Earnest May 18-27

Cabaret August 3-19


Halloween Freak Out: The Rocky Horror Picture Show & Hedwig and the Angry Inch October 20-31, 2016

12th Annual Short Shorts Film Festival March 18, 2017

What She Said One-Act Festival June 22-24, 2017 (Now accepting submissions!)

*Become a Wild Card member, and see 6 shows for the price of 5. Wild Card membership does not include tickets to the special events. Buy your Wild Card here.*





The Last Five Years January 28 - February 6

11th Annual Short Shorts Film Festival February 27

Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe March 3-6

Motherhood Out Loud March 17-19

Rough Magic: A theatrical celebration of Shakespeare's First Folio April 7-9

Nine August 4-20




What's happening in The Underground? LOTS!

The mission of The Underground is to serve the community as a meeting place for culture and conversation, for arts and education, offering diverse programming to foster the artistic and intellectual life of Northern Minnesota.



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What is it?

The Underground is the satellite theater of The Duluth Playhouse, and Duluth's newest event space (May 2013).

The mission of The Underground is to serve as a community meeting place for culture and conversation, for arts and education, offering diverse programming to foster the artistic and intellectual life of Northern Minnesota/Wisconsin.

Where is it?

The Underground is located on level one of the Depot, 506 W. Michigan Street in Downtown Duluth. Use the Depot East Entrance (closest to 5th Ave W) to enter the Underground. Doors will unlock one hour prior to show time and lock one half hour past show time.

Where do I park?

Parking is available at parking ramps located on Michigan Street and 6th Ave W, and Michigan Street and 5th Ave W (entrance on 4th Ave W). Parking is free after 5pm. There is also metered/handicap parking available in front of the Depot main entrance on Michigan Street.

How do I purchase tickets for the Underground shows?

1. Most shows have advanced tickets available. Click on the "Buy Tickets" tab on the left of your screen

2. Call our box office at : 218-733-7555. We accept Visa or Mastercard by phone.

3. In person at our Administrative office in the Depot, during business hours M-F, 9am-5pm. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Cash or Check for payment for in person transactions.

In fulfilling its mission, The Underground will:

  • Promote the growth and development of public pride for all cultures in our region.

  • Commitment to social justice and respect for humanity by fostering cultural and intellectual expression in our region

  • Foster constructive and mutually respectful conversations among community members via salons and lectures that currently don’t exist in our area

  • Be a community partner by offering a platform for conversations around important civic engagement, social justice, and community issues

  • Support and encourage artists who work at The Underground to develop skills and talents and to negotiate all the stages of their art lives
  • Provide high quality art in theater, music, and dance, and the spoken word.
  • Provide a venue for regional & Twin Cities (art) professionals to bring their work (to) North (Eastern) Minnesota
  • Be a venue for the Playhouse multi-faceted education program showcases/classes/presentations

  • To care for, cherish and celebrate youth accomplishments/education in the arts via music showcases, art and writing events for ages K-12

  • Use our creative platform for unique education opportunities for youth and families that may not have access to art opportunities

  • Be an intergenerational resource for activities for all ages—youth to senior citizens

All questions and inquiries should be directed to Robert Lee, the Underground Artistic Director, at 218-733-7559 or rlee@duluthplayhouse.org


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