There aren’t many things better than catching a live show at a beautiful old-time theater, and you can find one of the best right here in Red Wing at the Sheldon Theatre. As a host to bands, musical acts, and more, the theater brings in roughly 30,000 guests a year and is one of the best ways to spend a night out when you stay at St. James Hotel.
As a treasured part of the Red Wing community since 1904, seeing a show at the Sheldon is a time-honored tradition that requires a bit of smart planning to ensure it’s a night to remember. Here are a few things you should keep in mind!
Get Your Tickets Early
The Sheldon Theatre is one of the most beautiful buildings in Red Wing, having been renovated in 1988 to match its 1904 appearance. It’s also one of the smaller places to see an event, as it only has space for 466 guests to see a performance. Because of its intimate size and historic past, tickets can go quickly, so it’s crucial to get the seats you want as soon as you know your plans will take you to southern Minnesota.
If you’re staying at St. James Hotel, a quick walk can get you to the box office during the day so you can buy tickets for shows later in the week. For big-name artists, however, it’s a good idea to call ahead and reserve seats as soon as you can.
Enjoying Dinner Before Visiting the Sheldon Theatre
Going to dinner before a show is always a sensible idea that makes the evening feel even more special. Red Wing has several excellent options for dining so that you can enjoy the performance without worrying about hunger. One great choice sits in the St. James Hotel, as the Scarlet Kitchen and Bar menu offers plenty to please a wide range of palates. From crab rangoon dip to mojo pork tenderloin, you’re sure to find a dish to enjoy here.
Getting Ready in Advance
One of the best things about the St. James Hotel is that it’s a five-minute walk to the Sheldon Theatre. If you’re seeing a performance, you can quickly go up to your room, change into theater clothes, come down to Scarlet Kitchen for a meal and a drink and depart in plenty of time. You’ll want to arrive at least 30 minutes before showtime, so you aren’t rushing for your seats.
Planning the Perfect Evening Out in Red Wing
Coming to southern Minnesota is always a great experience, and there aren’t many better ways to make it a truly memorable trip than a visit to the Sheldon Theatre. A stay at St. James Hotel makes it incredibly easy to enjoy this gem of Red Wing; contact us at 651-388-2846 or check availability online to book today!