Gremlin will open new theater in Vandalia Tower this summer

The Gremlin Theatre is renovating space in the Vandalia Tower complex to open a 120-seat theater and performing arts facility. The theater is looking toward a late spring or summer opening, said Peter Hansen, artistic director.

The Gremlin, which was located at 2400 University Ave. until 2013, will join the Independent Film Project, St. Paul Neighborhood Network, Lake Monster Brewery and a host of arts groups and studios in the complex, located at 550 Vandalia St.

The new performance space will feature a thrust stage, a large lobby and box office, wheelchair accessibility and free parking. The theater plans to stage full production seasons in the new space, as well as host performing arts groups of widely varied backgrounds, keeping the theater in use year round.

Since closing its University Avenue theater four years ago, Gremlin has continued to produce work in a variety of theaters and locales in the Twin Cities. You can find out more at

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