Lockwood Theater Company

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The Lockwood Theater Company (LTC), based in Northfield, Minnesota, strives produce a broad range of theatrical presentations of the highest possible quality that emphasize flexible casts, simple sets, straightforward costuming, trouble-free props and stage effects. These elements combine to create plays and musicals that offer the flexibility to adapt a show to best fit both our resources and talent.

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LTC takes its name from Northfield's first theater venue, the Lockwood Opera House, which opened in 1872 and stood as a silent witness to the James-Younger Gang's infamous bank raid of 1876. The Opera House presented popular vaudeville acts and minstrel shows as well as plays such as Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The original location of the Opera House was on the west side of Division Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets.

In 1899, “high class” theater found a permanent home in Northfield at The Ware Auditorium (or, The Grand, as it was renamed in 1916) which presented first-rate acts and eventually films that came through the town. Now named The Grand Event Center, this historic building is where LTC presents many of its productions.


The Lockwood Theater Company is grounded in and grew out of the rich theatrical tradition of Northfield, Minnesota. Lockwood Theater Company (LTC) is delighted to welcome cast and crew members from other area theater organizations such as Little Theater of Owatonna (LTO), the Merlin Players(MP), Northfield Musical Theater (NMT), Northfield Arts Guild (NAG), Paradise Community Theater (PCT) and Prairie Fire Children’s Theater (PFCT). We are proud to be surrounded by such a rich theater community in this region and many Lockwood Company cast and crew members support and are involved in area theater programs.

Lockwood Theater Company

Lockwood Theater Company is a registered charity with the State of Minnesota and has 501(c)3 tax-exempt status. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by the law.

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