Hopkins Center for the Arts building made of two-tone brick and lots of windows

Hopkins Center for the Arts

The Hopkins Center for the Arts opened in November 1997 and is a focal point for arts, culture and entertainment in Hopkins and surrounding communities. It is located in downtown Hopkins, within walking distance of several restaurants, antique and other shops and a movie theater complex. Parking is free.

The Hopkins Center for the Arts builds community through the arts by fostering creative expression and providing artistic and educational opportunities for people of all ages. A full calendar of theater, concerts, exhibitions, classes and other events support this mission.

Facility Amenities

  • 715-seat theater
  • visual arts gallery
  • multipurpose spaces for rehearsals, community activities and small performances
  • arts classroom
  • dance studio
  • kitchen facilities for serving catered food

Many rooms are available to rent.


The Hopkins Center for the Arts was built with funds from the City of Hopkins and the State of Minnesota as well as contributions from corporations, foundations, local civic organizations, local businesses and individuals. The Center is owned and operated by the City of Hopkins. Tenants include Stages Theatre Company and Hopkins School District 270.

logo for the Hopkins Center for the Arts
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  • Hopkins Center
    for the Arts

    1111 Mainstreet
  • Box Office
    Tues–Sat, noon–6 pm
  • Director of Sales & Operations

  • Director of Arts Programs & Marketing

  • Membership Engagement Coordinator

  • Administrative Assistant