Historic Orpheum, State and Pantages Theatres

Request for Proposals

The City of Minneapolis is soliciting proposals for the management, programming, and booking of the Historic Orpheum Theatre, the Historic State Theatre, and the Pantages Theatre in the Hennepin Theatre District.

The City currently owns the theatres and is willing to consider a broad range of alternative ownership lease, operating, and financial structures.

Proposals may be submitted by individual entities or by teams comprised of multiple entities. The selected respondent must be prepared to assume its management responsibilities as of July 1, 2006, or such earlier date as may be mutually agreed upon.

All responses to this RFP must be received no later than 4 p.m. on October 15, 2004.

For more information, contact Tom Daniel at tom.daniel@minneapolismn.gov

Invitation Letter (pdf, 2 page, 28 KB)

Theatres RFP (pdf, 39 pages)


The City received three responses to its RFP. The Theatre Study Committee is reviewing the proposals. A recommendation will be presented during a joint hearing of the Community Development Committee and the Ways and Means Committee Tuesday Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. in City Hall.

Historic Theatre Group

Theatre Alliance

Theatre Dreams (pdf, 3.7 MB, 53 pages)

Questions and Answers

Questions from Pre-Bid Meeting (Sept. 1, 2004) with responses and accompanying documents

Additional Questions(from Sept. 9 and 10)

Note: Links to accompanying documents are in portable document format (pdf) in the Response and Combined Response columns.


1. Hennepin Theatre District Map (pdf, 1 page, 195 KB)

2. Management Agreement for Orpheum, State and Pantages Theatres (pdf, 24 pages, 165 KB)

3. First Amendment to Management Agreement (pdf, 2 pages, 22 KB)

4. Second Amendment to Management Agreement (pdf, 4 pages, 22 KB)

5. Revenue Bond Debt Service Schedule (pdf, 1 page, 159 KB)

6. Report of the Theatre Study Committee (pdf, 6 pages, 39 KB)

7. Consent for Release of Response Data (doc)

8. State Auditor’s Report 2003 (pdf, 18 pages, 60 KB)

9. Theatres’ Combined 6-Year Operating Statement (pdf, 1 page, 11 KB)

10. MCDA’s 6-Year Theatre Expenses (pdf, 1 page, 15 KB)

11. Theatres’ Combined 5-Year Events, Attendance and Restoration Fees (pdf, 1 page, 8 KB)

12. Capital Improvement Needs (pdf, 2 pages, 58 KB)

13. Management Contract General Conditions (doc)

Last updated Nov 2, 2011