Frequently Asked Questions
No. We are a family owned business and we treat our space as a part our home. Our house is actually attached to the theater.
The main floor of the theater is accessible, as are the two single-stall restrooms. The basement can be reached only by a flight of stairs. Space and Equipment
Our venue has 40 seats. We do projects with small groups (max 8 performers/tech./crew + max 40 audience).
No. Seating is by general admission and is on a first come, first served basis. There is floor level seating for patrons with mobility restrictions or those using wheelchairs.
Our theater is located in a residential neighborhood. We do not have a parking lot. There is plentiful, free on-street parking, particularly along Hamline Ave.
The stage is about 30’ wide x 20’ deep. Our projects are nimble - i.e. the space can be cleared easily - as the venue may be shared by multiple groups during the same rental period.
We do not have regular hours of business. Dreamland Arts is open only when the space is being used. We have activities in the building year-round, on weekdays and weekends, typically between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Most of our activities take place in the evenings and on the weekends.
Our mission is to build a healthy community through the arts. We present and host projects in many artistic disciplines; theater, puppetry, music, dance, poetry readings, film screenings, multimedia and more. We reserve the right to choose what projects are held in our space.
No. Dreamland Arts is only available for short-term rentals on a limited basis for projects and events related to arts and education.
Yes, but in a limited way. Dreamland Arts is primarily a performance and event space. We can occasionally accommodate a weekly class held over a span of several weeks. However, we do have renters who have ongoing classes during weekday hours, M-F, 8a-4p.
No. We rent the space on an hourly rental basis and fees are calculated from arrival to departure. All activities in the building take place between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Rental rates are calculated based on the time used and the type of activity involved; for instance, a rehearsal with a handful of people is at a lower rate than a public event with an audience. You can see a complete breakdown of rental rates and calculate your approximate rental cost using our Rental Cost Calculator.
Yes, we do offer a variety of discounts depending on the amount of time used. And if the space rental cost is not within your budget, then depending on your project and the demands of our theater schedule, we may be able to negotiate a lower fee with you.
Yes, we do. If you’re a non-profit organization interested in partnering on a project, please contact us to discuss your proposal. We’d love to hear from you!
Typically no. The theater is a shared space. But there are a few months of the year during the winter and the summer when we can consider projects with a more permanent set.
Typically no. All ticket sales are handled by Dreamland Arts, although we make exceptions for established renters with experience in handling their own box office.
No. Dreamland Arts is an alcohol-free space.
If you still have questions, please Contact us. We will be happy to assist you. Email is our preferred option for communication. Thanks!