I go to live theater , because it makes me more alive .
— Anne



You can buy single tickets to any of our shows in the Illusion Theater by clicking the Buy Tickets link button on each show's page or calling the Illusion box office 612-339-4944. Find a show here.

If you prefer to pay with cash or check, you can stop by the Illusion Theater office  (our office is located on the 7th floor of the Cowles Center) during Box Office Hours or mail a check with your ticket order and contact information to: Illusion Theater Box Office, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 704, Minneapolis, MN 55403.

Box Office Reservation Line Hours are 1:00pm - 3:30pm on Mondays through Fridays. On Performance Nights the Box Office opens one hour before the performance. Tickets will be available for pick-up at the Illusion Theater Box Office beginning one hour prior to performance time on the date of the reservation.Senior (55+) tickets are available for most shows. Student tickets are available for most shows (ID required).



Bring your friends, family, or co-workers to see a production at Illusion and receive a discount on your tickets for groups of 10 or more. The beautiful Illusion Theater lobby may also be available for pre-show or post-show receptions for your group. For more information call 612-339-4944.



TICKET POLICIES                                                                   

To make a reservation by phone, please call the Box Office at 612-339-4944. You can make a reservation by phone at anytime by leaving a message on the Box Office Reservation Line. We will confirm your reservation by telephone, so please remember to leave a number where you can be reached. If you would like to speak with a live reservationist, please call between 1:00pm and 5:00pm Mondays through Fridays.

The following information is needed to complete the reservation.

  1. The name of the production                                                                           

  2. The performance date you'd like to attend

  3. The number of tickets you'd like to purchase

  4. The spelling of your first and last names

  5. Your full mailing address, including the zip code

  6. A telephone number where you can be reached

  7. And a credit card number with the expiration date

  8. Optional: Email address

Reminder: Never send your credit card information in an email. 

Pre-payment is required for all reservations.

We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes prior to curtain time to pick up your tickets.

Reservations by phone or online can be made using Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express.


Illusion Theater is a wonderfully intimate space with a great view of Minneapolis. All of the seats have  great views of the stage.

Rows A-D are Orchestra Seating, Rows E-K are Main Seating, and Rows L-M are Balcony Seating.

There is accessible seating available upon request. The rows are tiered, so there are stairs leading up and down starting from Row E, with an accessibility elevator that brings patrons directly to Row E if needed.