We’re Sandbox Theatre — we know that if we aren’t scared by the leaps we are taking, you won’t be either.

So we dive in together, creating ensemble performances that move you, that challenge you, that take you places you thought you couldn’t go. We build them all new, original, from the ground up — we forge ahead when we can’t see the path clearly in front of us. We do this because there is promise in innovation; there are new 25 foot stuffed animals to build, new poems to write, new songs to sing, new worlds for all of us to live in.

Your support is vital to Sandbox and vital to ensure a future for new theatre in Minneapolis-St. Paul.


Choose the way you want to give:

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Sandbox Theatre
3109 E 42nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55406


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Sandbox Theatre is a 501c3 nonprofit. All donations are tax deductible.


Our Future
2015 is going to be an incredible year for Sandbox as we celebrate our 10th Anniversary Season, as well as the first of three seasons in partnership with two giants in Twin Cities theatre.

First up, Sandbox is bringing our stylish, aggressive brand of theatre to Saint Paul as we mount an all new interpretation of War with the Newts in Park Square Theatre’s newly minted Andy Boss Thrust Stage (May 13-30, 2015). Park Square brought us in to stir the pot, and that’s exactly what we’ll do.

Then, Sandbox kicks off our latest ensemble-created production as a part of The Southern Theater’s new ARTshare program. The yet-to-be-titled show will be an aerial feast for the eyes, as we explore the fascinating life and heart-breakingly beautiful art of the 20th Century Renaissance man, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Finally, Sandbox will find a home. We’ve been searching for a space to call our own, and now is the time. A homebase for rehearsals, for showcases, for happy hours — a place where creation and community can blossom. (UPDATE: We found one!)

Every one of our 2015 projects needs you! Your one-time gift will reap immediate rewards, as every dollar donated goes to our brand new War with the Newts and ARTshare productions. And if you’re daring, sign up to make recurring donations to Sandbox and be a cornerstone in our future. Five dollars, $10, $20 a month — whatever your budget allows, you’ll be a part of something big.

Take a stand for new theatre, be a part of Sandbox as we head into our second decade and beyond!


Our History
Sandbox Theatre was founded in 2004 in Minneapolis, Minnesota by four artists seeking a place to play with new ideas and new forms of storytelling. The company came together out of backyard meetings between a playwright, a choreographer, an actor and a designer.

Since its first production in 2005, the group has grown to a company of 10, still devoutly committed to creating visually rich, engaging new theatre stories.

What makes Sandbox unique is our focus on visual dramaturgy – storytelling through design and movement – and our creative process. The ensemble only creates new plays. Our work is defined by an established, one-of-a-kind process of material generation and group editing. This guided collaboration creates timely, inspirational plays.

Process is Sandbox’s art. We are a true collaborative ensemble, with an average of two dozen artists contributing to the development of every new work. This ensures our stories aren’t merely entertaining, but vital, authentic and squarely on the pulse of new American theatre.