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STAGE THEATER – Downtown Stillwater, Minnesota now has a new professional theater along the shores of the St. Croix River. The Zephyr Theater is open in the old Zephyr train depot with a wide range of professional performances from live jazz to interactive plays to artistic opportunities for all ages. Look for upcoming shows on our events calendar or browse their website for improv and acting classes. Visitors and locals can enjoy the performing arts year-round at a convenient venue within walking distance to hotels, restaurants and shops! Stay tuned for grand plans for a future theatre expansion with a new stage theater spring 2020.

Custom productions, touring performances, children’s theater, and live music concerts…there’s so much going on in Stillwater at The Zephyr Theatre! Come visit soon.

LIVE MUSIC & DANCING – Stillwater’s nightlife scenic is vibrant. A wide variety of music awaits you at various venues, wine bistros, pubs and restaurants of Stillwater. Listen to live music at one of the 14 live music venues downtown and look for outdoor music concerts held in Lowell Park, Pioneer Park, and downtown patios. Music variety for all tastes – jazz, rock, country, karaoke, open mic, top 40 DJ, dancing, acoustic, local bands. Visit our live music blog for a glimpse of the live music scene venues, check out our events calendar and follow along on our Instagram and Facebook for updates on live music events in downtown Stillwater year-round. You can also view a list of all bars/nightlife spots here.

St. Croix Ballet

5701 Stillwater Blvd N
Oak Park Heights, MN (view map)

St. Croix Ballet…one of the Twin Cities top ballet training programs. Dancers present two full-length classical ballets each year — The Nutcracker and a spring show (past shows have included Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia) held at the Stillwater high school auditorium as well as a Summer Gala performance in Stillwater’s picturesque Pioneer Park.

The Zephyr Theatre

601 Main St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

The Zephyr Theatre produces plays, musicals, and other theatrical performances, as well as concerts and dance performances.   In addition, the Theatre works in collaboration with the St Croix Film Society to show classic films.  Our theatre, music, dance, and art classes for students in preschool – 12th grade allow students to explore and study the creative arts. View our website for calendar of events and class schedules.

Future plans: As a professional theatre in the St. Croix Valley, the 330-seat Zephyr Theatre at the old train depot will produce productions of the highest quality that are visually, acoustically, and artistically beautiful. We will create and revive classic musicals and plays, while incorporating music, musical cultures, and dance into the live arts in meaningful ways.

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