Northrop is an epicenter of discovery and transformation that connects the University of Minnesota and communities beyond by celebrating innovation in the arts, performance, and academics.
An architectural treasure, Northrop is an enduring symbol of the University, the focal point of the Twin Cities campus, and the anchor of the Northrop Mall. Since opening in 1929, Northrop has served as the University’s primary gathering place for the performing arts, concerts, academic ceremonies, and major civic events. After its revitalization and reopening in 2014, Northrop now fuels innovation and creativity, and serves students, faculty, artists, audiences, and the State of Minnesota. Northrop is a bustling, dynamic destination for collaboration and study, central to everyday life on campus. A vital center of academic distinction and discovery, the new Northrop brings together three University-wide signature programs: The Institute for Advanced Study, The University Honors Program, and the College of Design’s Travelers Innovation Lab will engage their work with the artists, performers, and leading thinkers who will appear on stage as part of Northrop.