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.
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.