Minnesota Centennial Showboat was a traditional riverboat theatre docked at Harriet Island Regional Park on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States. The showboat contained an intimate jewelbox theatre that seated 225. The interior was decorated to keep in time with the Victorian Era style commonly associated with showboats. The Minnesota Centennial Showboat was run through a partnership with the University of Minnesota Theatre Department and the Padelford Boat Company. The showboat was a longtime tradition with the University beginning in 1958. The University Theatre utilized the showboat as a learning opportunity for its students to experience professional theatre. The showboat had its final performance in 2016.Plan to visit Minnesota Centennial Showboat and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Saint Paul attractions using our Saint Paul trip itinerary planning app.
Minnesota Centennial Showboat Reviews
My family and I used to attend a performance at the Showboat almost every year and we were at one of the final performances back in 2016. The iconic Showboat theme song is one that is so dear to me... more »
We found out that the U of M Showboat was in its final season and so we procured tickets at the last show. The energy of the cast and crew and the quality of the production was unsurpassed. We had..... more »
3 of us went yesterday afternoon and could not have had a better time! Many unexpected hilarious side roads during the performance. Wonderfully done with very talented young people. Very sad to hear of its closing after all of these years because of funding through the UofM. I would give it more stars if I could.
So much fun! We brought our 7 yr and 3 yr old and they thought it was great. A very good way to spend a Saturday.
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