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Curtain Up!

Welcome to Southwest High School Theatre

Southwest High School has a commitment to excellence in theatre, a tradition for more than forty years, and our productions and performers have been honored with numerous Hennepin Theatre Trust SpotLight awards.  Southwest students have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of theatre arts and in every area we encourage students to work with integrity and professionalism. 

Our mission is to develop artistic expression and authenticity in storytelling while building community in our school and surrounding Minneapolis neighborhoods.  We are proud to be a leader of the arts in the Southwest community.


We are located at 3414 West 47th Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The new main entrance is on West 47th and Beard Avenue South, where the main stairs lead to both the Auditorium and the new Black Box Theatre on the second floor. An elevator is available by taking the ramp behind the Commons Stage once you enter the main door. Parking is available on the street.