Directory Entry Category: Entertainment
Home to Minnesota Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion, among other productions, this 1,000-seat venue is St. Paul’s oldest active theater. See website for full calendar.
The oldest active theater in St. Paul, the Fitzgerald opened in 1910 as the Sam S. Shubert Theater and was a movie house in the 1930s. Since 1980, it has been owned by Minnesota Public Radio, which refurbished its stage in 1986 to create a permanent home for Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion. A delight inside for its period architecture, the Fitz has a place on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and is also home to such events as MPR’s author series Talking Volumes.