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The Sheldon Theatre

443 West Third Street

Red Wing's turn-of-the-century Sheldon Theatre showcases the best in arts and entertainment from Minnesota's heartland and beyond. It operates year-round, presenting a broad range of touring events including music, theatre, dance, comedy, films, lectures and more. The Sheldon also produces its own shows starring local artists and performing arts groups including The Sheldon Theatre Brass Band, The Phoenix Theatre and The Red Wing Singers.Built in 1904 with funds from local businessman T.B. Sheldon, The Sheldon is the country's first city-owned theatre. In 1986 it was gloriously restored to its original grandeur. Described as a "glittering jewel box," it charms performers and audiences alike.


Amie Kranz

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
Outstanding! The space is gorgeous! The Sheldon is such a wonderful fixture in the community of Red Wing. I highly recommend attending an event here. The diversity of offerings here will not disappoint. You can tell from the moment you walk in the door that there is something truly special going on here. The volunteers are so kind and helpful. A+


Friday, March 16, 2018
What a awesome experience we had here. Such a beautiful theatre with alot of charm. Not a bad seat in the place. The staff here were super friendly and welcoming. Hope to come back here again soon. Loved it.

Doug Noreen

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Very beautiful theater with great sound!! The acoustics in the Sheldon are about perfect for any show. If you see one show there, I guarantee you will be back!

Kirk Davis

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Beautifully maintained historic building. Good site lines. Excellent acoustics.

Coy Hester

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Beautiful theater that continues to thrive despite all of the tough history (fires) this building has had to endure and overcome over the years. I love going here and feeling like I stepped back into time! 😃. The stage is a bit small which can play an important role into what can be performed here, but it can be overcome by most. We had several dance recitals here while my daughter was dancing with Fusion Dance of Red Wing, and though the stage was not the same size as the area that everyone practiced in day in day out, the dancers and staff were always able to make due; the audience always loved the performances! The theater reminds me of NEWSIES (Medda Larkson and her swing scene especially)

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