Park Square Theatre

A nonprofit organization

$604,005 raised by 302 donors

100% complete

$540,000 Goal

It's time to light up the stage at Park Square

New Executive Artistic Director takes the lead

New cabaret series kicks off next month

Summer mystery back on schedule

The energy of friends like you is turning the lights back on at Park Square.

When the stages went to black at the end of April, we left the ghost light* on for your return. Youth summer camps continued at full speed to inspire future generation of theatre artists and fans. 

Behind the scenes, Park Square's board of directors has been working tirelessly toward reopening with a sustainable business model.

  • Friends like you generously gave more than $500,000 to regain solvency. 
  • The Hamm Building doubled down on their commitment as a home for artists and audiences with an extraordinary reduction in rent.
  • The Night for Park Square benefit at the home of Dick and Nancy Nicholson re-ignited confidence.
  • Now, Stephen DiMenna has been appointed interim executive artistic director, bringing his amazing skills and genuine heart to a 48-year legacy of the plays you want to see with the artists you love in downtown Saint Paul.

With your help, the lights will come back up in Dec for the kick-off of a new "Live at the Square" cabaret series.

 Because of you, youth programs will resume in 2024.

Your support means that month by month, Park Square will make progress to relaunching full stage productions with Jeffrey Hatcher's world premier mystery Holmes & Poirot.

Friends like you have always been the heart of Park Square Theatre and SteppingStone Creative Learning. 

Please give today to bring the lights back up at your theatre for life.

Organizational Partners

3M. Rich Pakonen (PAK Properties), Clint Blaiser (Halverson Blaiser Group), Ecolab, Saint Paul and Minnesota Foundation, John Larsen Foundation, Jones Day (SteppingStone Summer Camp Sponsor), Velocity

Campaign Leadership

Co-chairs: Mark Howlett, Paul Sackett (Board President), Pondie Taylor (Board VP), Ken Crabb, Robyn Hansen, Michael-jon Pease, Susan Rostkoski, Helen Wagner Staff: Stephen DiMenna (Interim Executive Artistic Director), Austin Stiers (Technical Director), Taylor Rowenkamp (Marketing/Communications)

Giving Activity

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Organization name

Park Square Theatre

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Arts & Culture Education Children & Family Community Volunteer


408 Saint Peter St Ste 110
St. Paul, MN 55102



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