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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.

The Underground is general admission. There is no visual obstruction, this is a 150 seat theatre that can be reconfigured Want to produce a show? Click here!

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Become a Wild Card member for the 2015 Underground season!

Why, you might ask? Because you'll receive awesome perks and savings at each Underground show, like 2-for-1 pre-show drink specials and priority seating (incredibly handy if there's a long long before the doors open!).

Even better? You'll save on individual show tickets with over 30% savings. One Wild Card = $70. That's a pretty awesome deal.



Love, Loss and What I Wore

Written by Delia & Nore Ephron

Every woman knows exactly what she was wearing at every pivotal moment in her life. This is a series of sad, embarrassing, touching, and funny monologues from women concerning all matters of their hearts and all matters of their closets.

DATES: March 26 - 28

TIME: Pre-Show Shopping, Happy Hour, Appetizers and Live Entertainment @ 6:00  | Performance @ 7:30 pm

TICKETS: Adults - $16 | Students - $12

Directed by Michelle Juntunen

Join us before each and every show for private shopping at our Art in the Alley boutique, Happy Hour drink specials, appetizers by Blackwoods Catering, and live entertainment every night.


THEMES FOR EACH NIGHT (come dressed to impress!)

March 26 - Little Black Dress (Musician: Rachael Kilgour)

March 27 - Pretty in Pink (Musician: Emily Haavik)

March 28 - Lady in Red (Musician: Jerree Small)


Special thanks to show sponsors



Kirov by Night

Hosted by UWS graduate Andrew Kirov

The area's only late night talk show, it's the perfect blend of Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show. Featuring interviews with local celebrities, musical guests, and original sketch comedy, this show is nothing short of great entertainment.

DATES: April 17

TIME: 8:00pm

TICKETS: $5 at the door


Take It With You

Season 2 Premiere!

Experience the next generation of live radio with this "charming and funny and silly and musically delicious" new podcast. Take It With You follows Blake Thomas, the owner of a tavern & music venue, and a colorful group of his multi-talented friends, patrons, and employees. Each episode features a comedic one hour radio play punctuated by music, info & guest segments (including frequent appearances from our very own real-life mayor, Don Ness).

DATE: April 21

TIME: 7:00pm

TICKETS: $10 general admission  |  Advanced tickets encouraged




Homegrown Music Festival

The Homegrown Music Festival is Duluth's annual showcase of music. It began as a simple birthday party and now features 200 musical acts, along with a few filmmakers, poets and other artists.

DATES AT THE UNDERGROUND: April 27th, May 1st, & May 2nd, 2015

TICKETS: Visit duluthomegrown.org


April 27 (FREE): Homegrown Poetry Showcase @ 7:30pm

May 1 (Wristband required): Holy Hootenanners @ 6:45pm  |  Sing! A Woman's Chorus @ 7:45pm  |  Nordic Angst @ 8:45pm

May 2 (Wristband required): Robot Rickshaw @ 6:45pm  |  Big Science @ 7:45pm  |  The Murder of Crows @ 8:45pm



Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA)


The Cat in the Hat!

The classic Dr. Seuss take is coming to life with the Theatre for Young Audeinces (TYA). It's a rainy day, and Sally and her fish can't find anything to do...unles the Cat in the Gat unexpectedly appears and turns their dreary afternoon into a fun-filled extravaganza!

DATES: May 9-31

Thurs-Fri @ 7:00pm  |  Sat. @ 1pm & 4pm  |  Sundays @ 2pm

TICKETS: Adults - $12 | Students - $10







The Turn of the Screw: January 29 - February 7

Love, Loss and What I Wore: March 26 - 28

Game Show: June 18 - 27

Avenue Q: July 30 - August 22

Gruesome Playground Injuries: October 1 - 10

Ten November: November 5-14



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