Luminary Arts Center

700 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

The Luminary Arts Center, formerly The LAB Theater, is a 6,000 square foot warehouse turned playing space. Converted into a performance venue by The Guthrie Theater, who sought a “Laboratory” space for experimental and unique works, the building, not unlike the neighborhood it resides in, is rich in history. With time, the theater has taken on new ownership and grown, feeling like home to a number of independent productions. Its accommodating capacity and stunning brick walls lend the ultimate backdrop to each and every production.



More parking information coming soon! Until then, there is another paid lot directly next to the Lab lot where you can pay at a machine. Street parking is free after 6pm on weekdays and all day on weekends. For more information on street parking, visit the Minneapolis Parking website for an interactive meter map, and guides to street parking. 



The Lab Theater is located just half a mile west of the 1st St N & & 1st Ave N bus stop, and about a mile from the Warehouse District Lightrail Station. Visit the Metro Transit website for more information.



For more information about booking the Luminary Arts Center, contact Julia Gallagher at [email protected].


Please Note: Minnesota Opera performs at the Ordway in St. Paul and the Luminary Arts Center in Minneapolis.

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