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For 15 years, Open Eye Figure Theatre has been animating the inanimate on an intimate scale. Nationally recognized for bringing a visual feast of evocative figure theatre to the stage, our whimsical yet profound work surprises and delights whether experienced in our historic jewel-box theater in Minneapolis or in neighborhoods throughout the Twin Cities during our Driveway Tour. 

 From experimental object works to puppet shows in backyards to community holiday pageants to miniature figure/actor spectacles, Open Eye consistently creates a unique, contagious exchange between artists and audiences. 

"The atmosphere is unlike any other theater in the Twin Cities." — Star Tribune 

"The world never fails to look different when I leave it's circle of magic." — Audience member and sustaining donor 

"The Driveway Tour helped us re-imagine our public/community space." — Driveway Tour host 

As we create our signature figure theatre on our stage and in communities throughout the Twin Cities, we are committed to training the next generation of artists and advancing adventurous, professional, artist-driven work.

Your gift is important!

We rely on the generous support of our donors to make our wonderful programming possible and support the intimate scale of our theatre as we strive to create a sense of place that welcomes audiences and artists alike. We pledge to return your generosity by serving the public with our work, because that is what is most important to us. 

To break down economic barriers to the arts, we offer a Pay-as-Able ticket option at every performance. Your donation will be put to immediate good use and it will go far — because no one can squeeze more out of a nickel (and stay committed to paying artists!) than Open Eye. 

Thank you for your generous support.