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Ames Center

The Ames Center, formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center, opened in January 2009. The center has two theatres, a 1,014 seat proscenium stage and an intimate 150 seat Black Box Theatre. The Lobby is two stories tall, all glass, with a sweeping view of Nicollet Commons Park, the Minnesota River Valley, and the Minneapolis Skyline.
In addition to the Theatres, the center has a 2,000-square-foot art gallery, meeting rooms and a large rehearsal room. There is additional space for banquets, special events and receptions.
Presentations at the Ames Center include cultural events, dramas, comedies, dance and musical acts from local arts organizations and national touring artists.
  • Jim Brickman
  • Louie Anderson
  • 1964 The Tribute
  • Lightwire
  • Scooby Doo Live!
  • Jekyll & Hyde Performance and Rehearsal before national tour
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN 55337

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Brian Luther
(952) 895-4685

MARKET INFORMATION

MSA DEMOGRAPHICS
TOTAL POPULATION 3,279,833
MEDIAN AGE 36
20-24 YEARS 6.54%
25-34 YEARS 14.56%
35-44 YEARS 13.88%
45-54 YEARS 15.49%
55-64 YEARS 11.31%
TELEVISION & RADIO

TELEVISION

CBS Broadcast – WCCO
NBC Broadcast – KARE
ABC Broadcast – KSTP
FOX Broadcast – KMSP

Cable Provider: Comcast

RADIO

KQRS – Classic Rock
KDWB – Top 40
KTCZ “Cities 97” – Adult Alternative
KEEY “K102” – Country
KTWIN – Pop, Rock, Alternative
KCMP – Local Alternative/Contemporary Artists
KNOW – Minnesota Public Radio
KSTP– Adult Contemporary
KTLK – Adult Talk Radio
WLTE – Adult Contemporary
WGVZ – Adult Contemporary
KTMY – Talk Radio
KQQL – Classic Hits
WCCO-AM – CBS News Radio
KFAN-AM – Sports
KDIZ – Disney Radio
MARKETING RESOURCES

Venue Marketing Resources

  • Flyer distribution
  • Email blasts
  • Marquee
  • In-house publications
  • Email database of 22,000
  • Season guide (30,000 printed and mailed to residents and businesses)
  • Digital Billboard on Interstate 35W (both North & South bound)
EMPLOYERS, COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

MAJOR AREA EMPLOYERS

FAIRVIEW RIDGES HOSPITAL
UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS
NORTHER TOOL & EQUIPMENT
PEPSI
BEST BUY
TARGET
3M
US BANCORP
UNITED HEALTH GROUP

LOCAL COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

University of Minnesota – Twin Cities 34,449 students
University of St Thomas 6,350 students
Minnesota State University 13,467 students
St Catherine University 3,559 students
Bethel University 3,280 students
St Olaf College 3,125 students
THEATRE SEATING CAPACITY
MAIN PROSCENIUM THEATRE 1,014
BLACK BOX THEATRE 150
EVENT AREA SQUARE FEET
ART GALLERY 2,000
REHEARSAL ROOM 1,800
OPEN LOBBY SPACE 4,000
TICKETING SYSTEM TICKETMASTER
TAX RATE 7.125%
TICKET BUYER DATABASE 916,290
CITY DISTANCE
DES MOINES, IA 230 MILES
SIOUX FALLS, IA 235 MILES
FARGO, ND 250 MILES
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 263 MILES
SIOUX CITY, IA 270 MILES
MADISON, WI 275 MILES
CHICAGO, IL 415 MILES
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