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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 line before the doors open!).

Currently? One Wild Card = $50. That's for the four remaining shows of the 2015 season. (Seriously, that's a pretty awesome deal !)



Live Radio Theatre!

Take It With You

Episode #11


Follow Blake Thomas and a colorful group of his multi-talented pals, patrons & employees as they stumble through each new 60-minute adventure. Advice from local leaders and business owners, plus performances from regional guest artists round out every show captured in front of a live audience. Don't be surprised to see an appearance from real life Duluth mayor, Don Ness!

DATES: Tuesday, June 30 @ 7:30pm

TICKETS: $10 general admission

SPECIAL GUESTS: Bent Paddle Brewing Company





The Imaginarium Myth Adventure

July 11-26, 2-15

Saturdays  @ 11am & 1:30pm

Sundays @ 1:30pm

Join a ragtag group of kids as they set off for adventure using their imaginations to explore Mythology. This interactive and energetic original play will be a blast for the entire family. (But don't tell the kids that they might actually learn something. It is summer after all!)

TICKETS: Adults - $10 | Students - $7







July 30-August 22

Thursday-Saturday | All Shows @ 7:30pm

Those naughty puppets are back after a sold-out run five years ago at The Playground. A coming-of-age tale of twenty-something humans and puppets learning the hard knocks of life and love after college in NYC. If PBS made Sesame Street for adults the characters would live on Avenue Q.



Presented by The Underground and Stage 2 Theatre





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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Guys & Dolls
July 16 - August 2, 2015


Playhouse Centennial Video by Happy Tree Productions

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