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St. Mane Theatre

St. Mane Theatre
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Arts, Culture & History

About Us

Originally constructed as the Elite Theatre in the early 1900s, this historic venue showcased silent films, with a pianist accompanying the films from the balcony. It was then remodeled and re-opened as the State Theatre, which closed in the 1960s. In 1984, The Lanesboro Arts Council (now Lanesboro Arts) re-opened this charming 126-seat theatre as the St. Mane Theatre, named for Lanesboro’s Post Master, Mr. Charles St. Mane.

Today, the St. Mane Theatre is a vibrant part of the thriving Lanesboro arts community. An annual performing arts series is presented in the auditorium by Lanesboro Arts that includes a wide range of concerts and drama productions. Documentary films are presented as well, including an annual collaboration the the Frozen River Festival each February. The 'Over the Back Fence' Community Variety Show showcases a talented local cast and regional guest musicians while featuring a new theme and different material at each show taking place on the 2nd Friday of the month (March through November).

The upper level of the St. Mane Theatre was completely renovated in 2014 as part of the Lanesboro Arts Campus initiative. The renovations established a new Green Room, as well as an Artist Residency Center featuring a bedroom, private bathroom, and a large open studio space with kitchenette that is also ideal for classes, workshops, and meetings.

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Events

Surprise Sculpture - August 6th
  • Surprise Sculpture provides free arts education opportunities for local students between the ages of 5 and 17 years old.
  • Tuesday Aug 6, 2024
Open Studio - August 6
Open Studio - August 6
  • This is a free open studio for artists and friends between 12-17 year olds to create whatever and however they want!
  • Tuesday Aug 6, 2024
Welcome Potluck with Hawona Sullivan Janzen
Welcome Potluck with Hawona Sullivan Janzen
  • Join Lanesboro Arts in welcoming artist Hawona Sullivan Janzen as the current Lanesboro Artist in Residence at a Welcome Potluck on August 8th from 5 - 7 pm.
  • Thursday Aug 8, 2024
Workshop: Your Story As Our Story with Hawona Sullivan Janzen
Workshop: Your Story As Our Story with Hawona Sullivan Janzen
  • Join Artist-in-Residence Hawona Sullivan Janzen from 5 – 7 on August 13th for a community story telling workshop explore how your story connects us all!
  • Tuesday Aug 13, 2024
Workshop: Cell Phone Stories with Hawona Sullivan Janzen
Workshop: Cell Phone Stories with Hawona Sullivan Janzen
  • In this workshop, you’ll learn from Lanesboro Artist-in-Residence Hawona Sullivan Janzen how to use your cell phone as a tool for capturing community history.
  • Thursday Aug 15, 2024
Opening Reception for “Traces of a Prairie” Drawings by Lois Peterson
Opening Reception for “Traces of a Prairie” Drawings by Lois Peterson
  • Join Lanesboro Arts in celebrating the opening reception for “Traces of a Prairie,“ an exhibition of drawings by Lois Peterson.
  • Saturday Aug 17, 2024
Surprise Sculpture - August 20th
  • Surprise Sculpture provides free arts education opportunities for local students between the ages of 5 and 17 years old.
  • Tuesday Aug 20, 2024
Open Studio - August 20
Open Studio - August 20
  • This is a free open studio for artists and friends between 12-17 year olds to create whatever and however they want!
  • Tuesday Aug 20, 2024
Workshop: 250 Lives with Hawona Sullivan Janzen
Workshop: 250 Lives with Hawona Sullivan Janzen
  • Lanesboro Artist-in-Residence Hawona Sullivan Janzen invites community members to come together to share our stories of life along Highway 250 and the area.
  • Tuesday Aug 20, 2024
Lanesboro Highway 250 Stories Capstone with Hawona Sullivan Janzen
Lanesboro Highway 250 Stories Capstone with Hawona Sullivan Janzen
  • Join Lanesboro Artist-in-Residence Hawona Sullivan Janzen as she shares back how her month-long residency went and what she worked on in Lanesboro.
  • Wednesday Aug 28, 2024
A Passion for Prairies: Preservation, Restoration, Planting Talk with Dr. Melinda Knutson
A Passion for Prairies: Preservation, Restoration, Planting Talk with Dr. Melinda Knutson
  • In conjunction with Lois Peterson’s “Traces of a Prairie” exhibition, Dr. Melinda Knutson will provide a tutorial on prairies and oak savanna in the Driftless.
  • Thursday Sep 12, 2024
The Rutabaga Brothers Concert
The Rutabaga Brothers Concert
  • The Rutabaga Brothers will perform R&B and Motown tunes with selections by artists like Wilson Picket, B.B. King, Jimmy Reed, and more at the St. Mane Theatre.
  • Saturday Sep 21, 2024