Located on the 8th Floor of the Cowles Center.

Illusion Theater is housed on the 8th floor of a renovated Masonic Temple connected by a lobby to the entrance to the Cowles Center. The buildings are in the heart of Minneapolis on the corner of 6th and Hennepin. Illusion's offices are located on the 7th floor of the building.

528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403

 

 
The entrance to Illusion is under the Marquee of the Cowles Center. After you enter, turn to your left and go to the 8th floor to the Illusion Theater.

The entrance to Illusion is under the Marquee of the Cowles Center. After you enter, turn to your left and go to the 8th floor to the Illusion Theater.

Illusion Theater's Lobby on the 8th floor of the Cowles Center.

Illusion Theater's Lobby on the 8th floor of the Cowles Center.

Directions

by Automobile

FROM THE NORTH VIA I-35W
Take I-35W south to I-94 West
Take I-94 West to 11th Street
Follow 11th Street to Hennepin Avenue
Turn right on Hennepin Avenue
We will be on the left hand side of 6th Street and Hennepin Avenue in the Cowles Center

FROM THE SOUTH
Take I-35W North and follow the signs for the downtown exits
Take the 11th Street/Grant Street exit
Follow 11th Street to Hennepin Avenue
Turn right on Hennepin Avenue
We will be on the left hand side of 6th Street and Hennepin Avenue in the Cowles Center 

FROM THE EAST
Take I-94 west to the 11th Street exit
Follow 11th Street to Hennepin Avenue
Turn right on Hennepin Avenue
We will be on the left hand side of 6th Street and Hennepin Avenue in the  Cowles Center 

FROM THE WEST
Take I-394 East to the 6th Street Exit
Turn right on 6th street
We will be on the left hand side of 6th Street and Hennepin Avenue in the Cowles Center

By Lightrail

Take the Blue or Green Lines to the Warehouse District/Hennepin Avenue Station. Walk half a block southwest on Hennepin Avenue (away from the river). Illusion Theater is on the corner of Hennepin Avenue and 6th Street in the Cowles Center building.

By Bus

Many bus lines run near Illusion Theater. Coming from the North or South: Take the 4, 6, 7, 10,11, 12, 14, 17, 18, 25, 59, 61, 141, 721, 724, or 960 to the Hennepin and 5th Street/6th Street Station, and then walk half a block southwest on Hennepin.

Coming from the West: Take the 14, 94, 134, 353, 355, 365, 375, 452, 643, 649, 663, 758, or 764 to the 6th Street and Hennepin Station, which is directly across the street from the Cowles Center building.

Coming from the East: Take the 3, 5, 9, 19, 22, 94, 134, 353, 355, 365, 375, 452, 721, 724, 755, 758, or 764 to 7th Street and Hennepin Station, and walk one block northeast on Hennepin.

Or look at Metro Transit’s Interactive Transit Map for more information: http://www.metrotransit.org/imap/map.aspx

By Taxi

Minneapolis Taxi Cab Co.- 612-998-1555
Black and White Taxi- 612-870-1400
Rainbow Taxi- 612-332-1615
Red & White Taxi - 612-871-1600
Suburban Taxi - 612-522-2222
Uber
Lyft

Parking

Parking  in Downtown Minneapolis can seem like a challenge, but Illusion Theater makes it simple — and affordable.

Through Click and Park we are able to offer you a few options that are near our theater.

After you purchase your reserved parking, directions to the ramp will be emailed to you. 

Other garages nearby:

  • 50 South 6th Street  (next to Ike's on 6th Street)
  • 7th Street Garage (enter on 7th Street across from the Depot )
  • Ramp B (enter on 5th Street)
  • City Center Parking (enter on 7th Street, between Nicollet and Hennepin)
  • Minneapolis Public Library (enter from 4th Street)
  • Standard Parking on the corner of 1st Avenue and 6th Street, (entrance on 6th Street)
  • Parking on 5th and Hennepin (enter off of Hennepin )
  • View information about municipal ramps and meters.


What's Nearby

Gluek's Restaurant

Murray's Steakhouse

Ike's Food and Cocktails

Kieran's Irish Pub

For more information about neighboring restaurants please call us at 612-339-4944.


Accessibility

Illusion Theater strives to provide facilities and performances that are easily accessible to all patrons of the arts. We make every effort to arrange an audio described performance and American Sign Language performance for most of Illusion's shows. If you have questions or concerns, or would like to receive more information about accessibility options at Illusion, please call 612-339-4944 during normal business hours. We will be happy to assist you!

Assistive listening devices are available at all Illusion Theater performances. Please call 612-339-4944 for more information.

The theater entrance is accessible to patrons with mobility disabilities. Wheelchair-accessible seating is available, as is a wheelchair lift. If such an accommodation is required, please request an accessible seating location when ordering tickets. For more information, please call 612-339-4944.

In the city of Minneapolis, people with disability permits or plates can park free-of-charge at one, two and four-hour parking meters for a maximum of four hours.

Disability parking permit and plate holders who need to park for longer periods of time can now park for free at 6, 8 or 10-hour meters for as long as they wish.