Is Dreamland Arts a non-profit organization?
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.
Is your theater accessible?
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. Theater Photos and Specs
How many people can your theater accommodate?
Our venue has 40 seats. We do projects with small groups (max 8 from renter’s group + max 40 audience).
Is there reserved seating?
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.
Do you have free parking?
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. Parking & Transit Info
How big is the stage?
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. Floor Plan & Grid
What are your hours?
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.
What kind of projects do you do?
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.
Do you rent the theater for social events such as parties and fundraisers?
No. Dreamland Arts is only available for short-term rentals on a limited basis for projects and events related to arts and education.
Do you rent the theater for classes and workshops?
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.
Can I rent the theater for a week or two and have access to the space 24/7?
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.
What are your rental rates?
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.
Do you offer discounts on space rentals?
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.
Do you partner with non-profit organizations?
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!
Can we have a permanent set on stage for the duration of the rental?
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.
Can we run our own box office?
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. Sample Rental Contract
Do you allow beer and wine to be served at a reception?
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.