Arts, Culture and Entertainment
Northfield offers a number of museums, galleries and theaters for your cultural enjoyment. Check the calendar of events for more information on everything going on in Northfield.
Kelsey Theater and Haugen Theater
The St. Olaf Theatre Department produces five mainstage productions
each year, and the Quade One-Act Play Festival, which is held
May 8-10 this year. The Theatre Building provides exceptional
facilities for the varied work of the department. Two public performance
spaces are located in the theatre complex, including the 348-seat
Kelsey Theater and the 110-seat Haugen Theater.
Arena Theater & Little Nourse Theater
These two theaters are located on the Carleton College campus.
The 450-seat Arena Theater can be adjusted to a modified thrust
stage or used for theater-in-the-round productions, and the 96-seat
Nourse Little Theater is an experimental theater with traditional
Northfield Arts Guild
Northfield Arts Guild Theater presents a year-round season of
lively musicals, entertaining comedies and heart warming dramas.
This is a community theater, meaning that local talent makes it
Lockwood Theater Compnay
The Lockwood Theater Company grew out of and is grounded in Northfield's rich theatrical tradition. The company produces a broad range of theatrical presentation. LTC's signature production is "Jesse", Northfield's treasured musical retelling of the story of notorious train and bank robber, Jesse James. Performed in the style of turn-of-the-century music hall melodramas, the audience is strongly encouraged to loudly cheer the heroes and hiss at the villains as the story unfolds through comedy and, of course, tragedy.
St. Olaf College
There are recitals, concerts and other musical events taking
place almost daily on the beautiful St. Olaf College campus, including
the nationally televised St. Olaf Christmas Festival.
Grand Event Center
Northfield's historic event facility and reception hall frequently
offers musical acts and shows for your enjoyment.
Northfield Arts Guild Gallery
The Arts Guild's exhibition gallery is on the main floor of
the Center for the Arts, located in downtown Northfield. All exhibits
are free and open to the public.
Flaten Art Museum
Flaten Art Museum hosts exhibits of regional, national, and
international significance. The extensive permanent collection
includes traditional and contemporary textiles, paintings, sculpture,
ceramics and works on paper from around the world, most notably
the United States and Europe.
Carleton College Art Gallery
At approximately 1,500 objects, the Carleton College art collection
comprises about 700 prints, nearly 650 contemporary photographs
and paintings, sculptures and other artifacts of intrinsic beauty
and technical interest.
418 Division Street
An artist-owned and artist-directed venture, the Grezzo Gallery
offers exposure to hip, edgy talent as well as a frame shop, studio
space and, occasionally, acoustic music.
A full-service retail fine-art gallery that focuses on month-long
solo or small-group art exhibits, ArtOnWater is conveniently located
on Northfield's Riverwalk.