For the latest safety guidelines, please review our enhanced venue protocols here.
We're committed to doing everything we can to ensure we can continue bringing amazing live concerts to fans. Prior to entry into Varsity Theater, ALL shows will require attendees to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of the event OR full COVID-19 vaccination (at least two weeks after final dose). Proof must be a PRINTED copy of a negative test result or vaccination, or the original vaccination card.
UPDATE: Due to the city-wide mask mandate announced by Mayor Frey and the City of Minneapolis, guests are required to wear face coverings at all times while in Varsity Theater regardless of vaccination status except when actively eating or drinking.
To reduce staff contact with guest belongings, note our Clear Bag Policy:
Please note that requirements and venue protocols, such as testing and vaccination are subject to change, so be sure to check back closer to your event date for the latest information.
In order to receive a pre-sale password, you can either follow us on social media where we will post the pre-sale information, sign up for our venue newsletter, sign up on the Live Nation newsletter or RSVP to the Facebook event. Better yet, do them all!
Our unique location with its incredible live music history is the perfect backdrop for every kind of special event you can imagine. We host weddings, receptions, private parties, fundraisers, social gatherings, corporate events and more. To learn more contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes! SIGN UP on our website and receive newsletters and info about special offers, presales and upcoming announcements!
All changes must happen by the original ticket purchaser at the original point of purchase. (Do not contact the Varsity Box Office directly as we will direct you to your original point of purchase.)
Purchased online via LiveNation.com or Ticketmaster.com: Original ticket purchaser must contact Ticketmaster directly at 800-745-3000 to change the name
Purchased by phone with Ticketmaster: Original ticket purchaser must contact Ticketmaster directly at 800-745-3000 to change the name
Purchased in-person at the Box Office: Great news! You’ve already got your hard-tickets and can just hand them off to your friend!
Purchased on a 3rd-party site such as Stub Hub or Craigslist: We are unable to support tickets purchased from 3rd party sites. You will need to work within those systems to re-allocate purchases.
Contest Winner: Please touch base with your original point of contact and they will get in touch with us to make any changes on your behalf.
1) U.S. government issued driver’s license or identification card provided that it contains the following information:
2) U.S. or foreign government issued passport containing a photograph and all information listed above. **exclusive of Mexican consulate passports and IDs**
3) Voter’s registration card, U.S. Military card or draft record, Military dependent ID card WITH a front-facing photograph
4) Student ID ONLY with valid birth certificate
We do! Ask anyone that works at the venue where you can drop off your coat and they will point you in the right direction. It is first come first served!
Yes, there is an ATM onsite.
Tickets are nontransferable and nonrefundable, unless a show has been cancelled. If a cancellation were to occur, it will be posted to our social media pages with details and you should contact the point of purchase.
(Keep in mind priority number 1 is to HAVE FUN! Just please do it without the items listed below)
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No specific dress code but clothing and shoes are
required. No jewelry or clothes that could cause harm. For a full list of
restricted items, please see our “What is NOT allowed into the venue?” FAQ
Every show has different age requirements, please visit the specific show’s page on our website or Ticketmaster to determine the age restrictions. It is also often listed in the individual Facebook Event on the Varsity Theater Facebook page. EVERY SINGLE GUEST MUST HAVE HIS/HER AGE VERIFIED PRIOR TO BUILDING ENTRY
As always, you must be 21 to drink alcohol. VALID Identification is required
Valid Forms are:
U.S. government issued driver’s license or identification card provided that it contains the following information:
U.S. or foreign government issued passport containing a photograph and all information listed above. **exclusive of Mexican consulate passports and IDs**
Voter’s registration card, U.S. Military card or draft record, Military dependent ID card WITH a front-facing photograph
Student ID ONLY with valid birth certificate
Yes! If you think you've lost something, click the link HERE and submit a claim!
For the latest concert information keep an eye on our website and click on the buy tickets links.
While you may find concert tickets on 3rd party websites such as Stub Hub and Craigslist, we cannot guarantee the validity of those tickets. If they are counterfeit, we will not be able to allow entry into the venue unless a new valid ticket is purchased, if the show is not sold out. Be mindful when purchasing from these types of sites..
If you are looking to take your concert experience to the next level, we have a variety of VIP options. Special seating locations and venue perks are available for all of our shows. For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Matt Leonard at VarsityPremiumSeating@livenation.com or (612) 217-7700 and he will get right back to you.
We are always looking for rockstar candidates who love live music, work hard and want to be a part of our amazing venue. For the list of open positions please visit www.livenationentertainment.com/careers and search Varsity
The Varsity Theater box office is currently open during the following hours:
Wednesdays & Thursdays – 10am to 3pm
Show Days – 1 hour before GA doors open
Door times for each show are listed on the website, Facebook event, and on your ticket. In general, most shows will open doors one hour prior to show time. There is no inside space for a line so if you choose to arrive before doors, lines will be formed outside along the sidewalk. Please be respectful to our Dinkytown neighbors, students, and other concert goers.
We ask that lines are not formed prior to 10AM day of show as there will be no venue staff onsite to assist with questions or issues. Also, per the City of Minneapolis, those aged 17 or under are required to follow Curfew Laws. Lining up overnight is not suggested and is at your own risk. Review Hennepin County Curfew Laws here
The Varsity is a general admission standing room venue unless otherwise noted for a specific show. On certain nights a limited number of seats may be available on the upper level. For more information or to inquire about ADA seating, contact the box office directly.
Street parking throughout Dinkytown and public parking options at The Venue (on 5th St and 13th Ave) or the 4th St Ramp (on 4th St and 17th Ave)
Any event you attend at Varsity Theater may be professionally photographed, videotaped or recorded. By attending, you agree that the event for which you purchase tickets is a public event, that your appearance and actions inside and outside the venue where the event occurs are public in nature, and that you have no expectation of privacy with regard to your actions or conduct at the event. You grant permission to us to utilize your name, image, likeness, acts, poses, plays, appearance, movements, and statements in any live or recorded audio, video or photographic display or other transmission, exhibition publication or reproduction made of, or at, the event for any purpose, in any manner, in any medium or context now known or hereafter developed without further authorization from, or compensation to, you or anyone acting on your behalf.
If you won tickets via the radio station, please contact the station directly to obtain your tickets. In some cases the station will not have physical tickets but will supply your name to the box office to be held at Will Call on the night of the show so please work directly with the station on what they have worked out with us as it will vary by show and station.
If a show cancels please contact the point of
purchase. All tickets purchased online via Ticketmaster will be automatically
refunded once the cancellation is processed in our system. We cannot
refund tickets purchased on 3rd party sites such as Stub Hub,
It depends on each individual artist or performer's policies. Usually, small point-and-shoot cameras and cell-phone cameras are allowed. Cameras with lenses on them are considered to be professional-length are not allowed to be brought into the venue, unless artist has given prior approval for a media pass. Security will ask guests to leave such cameras in their cars. Audio or video recording is also almost never allowed at concerts unless otherwise noted.
We are always looking for
dependable, reliable, music loving people to be a part of our Live Nation and
Varsity Theater Street Teams. If you have a great attitude, love being a part
of a team, and most importantly have a passion for the Minneapolis music scene
please send a resume and references to VarsityInfo@LiveNation.com with
the subject line: STREET TEAM
For general inquiries you can send an email to email@example.com and we get back to you.