Acting Stages

Minnesota State University Moorhead greets thousands of patrons each year for productions and performances that entertain and enlighten. Our facilities are not only home to student productions, but also serve as venues for other performances in the community. You will feel as warmly welcomed in the small Gaede Stage as you do in the Delmar J. Hansen Theatre. There isn't a bad seat in this house!

Hansen Theatre

Delmar J. Hansen Theatre
As the largest public-gathering space on the campus of Minnesota State University Moorhead, the Delmar J. Hansen Theatre is a proscenium style theatre, which seats approximately 850 audience members. Complete with a hydraulic forestage/orchestra pit and fly house, the Hansen Theatre is used a for variety of events including the Cheryl Nelson-Lossett Performing Arts Series, University Theatre Series, MSUM Children’s Theatre, The Straw Hat Players, and many more.

Gaede Stage

The Gaede Stage
The Gaede Stage is a thrust style theatre, which seats approximately 330 audience members. The Gaede Stage is fashioned after the original Guthrie thrust theatre, and is used primarily by the MSUM Theatre Arts Department, including its University Theatre Series and The Straw Hat Players.