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.
St. Olaf College

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 seating.
Carleton College

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 all happen!
411 W. Third St.

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.
The Lockwood Theater Company Office
302 Division Street S


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.
316 Washington St.

Visual Arts

Visual Arts
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.
304 Division St.

Flaten Art Museum
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.
St. Olaf, Dittmann Center

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.
One North College St.

Eclectic Goat

418 Division Street

Grezzo Gallery

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.
217 South Water St.


423 Division Street

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